Biography

James True

James True

I recognize myself through intentional imagination. As a result, I’ve been making stuff with technology and my fingers for most of my life. I emerged professionally in graphic design and print media. I spent some time in the newspaper business till I went rōnin. I’ve consulted and programmed for many organizations like Autodesk, Cisco, Stanford University, Sun Microsystems, and The Weather Channel. I bring creative knowledge of open-source technologies to any team. My data mining abilities have some stories to tell you. I’ve played key roles in several start-ups which thrive today. Some of my work has been mentioned in Wired Magazine and my creative work has appeared on nationwide video and print campaigns. I’m currently in proud cahoots with the amazing team @ Mahalo Digital.

Due to a deeper longing to feel accepted by my culture, I continue to flirt with the hive mind as a physical artist. I’ve had some wonderful commissions for sculpture and art installations over the years. My work has been on public display in Asheville, Black Mountain, and Sugar Mountain, NC. I’ve created live commissioned art installations at the Black Mountain Music Festival, Hulaween, Electric Forest, The Love Burn, and Envision Costa Rica.

I’ve been honing my amateur skills as a wildlife rehabber with a focus on raptors. I have hands-on experience showing, educating, and running a 501(c)3 non-profit. I served on my town’s planning board, and ran for town council. I completed the Grandfather Marathon in 2013 and love calling the high country my home. My life goal has always been to create in a campground. I can see a living canvas with a custom atmosphere churning with tribal creativity. I see a code school in the woods. A robotics barn. The yearly art cart and kudzu sculpture contest. I could go on here. I like sharing the creative process with truly vulnerable people. I hope you are enjoying your human experience as much as I am. This website is my sporadic festival of record. I publish stuff here to keep the process going and to nudge myself to always be finishing.