ABOUT Me

Email:
james.krahe@gmail.com
Phone:
(804)432-5456

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Education

Experience Design 2020
VCU Brandcenter

Bachelors in Fine Arts
Carnegie Mellon University

 

What I do

UX
Research, User Flow, Wireframes, UI, Narratives

Collaborate
Leading or following I know how to motivate and support teams to get the job done.

Build
Physical and digital products, models and prototypes

Present
Internally, publicly or client-side I stay well prepared to speak on behalf of my work and my teams.

 
 

Work Experience

Projects

Associated Brands

Exhibitions

Playful Self
Science Gallery of Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
Transnatural Gallery
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch Design Week
- Eindhoven, Netherlands

Magic Bench
SIGGRAPH 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
Google SPAN 2017
- Pittsburgh, PA
Grace Hopper 2017
- Orlando, FL

Build A Warrior
The Franklin Institute - Philadelphia, PA
Pacific Science Center - Seattle, WA

Papillon

SIGGRAPH 2013 - Anaheim, CA

Trivia

Weird Jobs
I’ve been working since I was 14 years old and have had a lot of odd jobs including as a butcher, a blacksmiths apprentice and as a makeup artist for a haunted house.

The Most Epic Game
I love games and sports of all types, but the most epic game that I play is croquet, believe it or not. My family plays with a modified ruleset and an intensity that has precipitated us designing and building custom mallets and wickets.

In The Parks
A few of the projects I worked on at Disney Research were deployed into the theme parks. Most notable the D-tech Me figurines were featured for a limited time during the Star Wars weekend in Hollywood Studios and at the Bippity-Boppity Boutique in Magic Kingdom. Also, I very briefly helped with the Na’vi Shaman animatronic for the Na’vi River Journey Ride as well as the Donald Trump animatronic in the Hall of Presidents (queue mixed reactions).

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