James Avalon Gandy Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, PA and developed a knack for design at the young age of 6 when he received his first sketch book. When he grew a little older he developed an interest in graphic design and coding upon his discovery of a virtual kid site known as “Neopets”. He would create custom website layouts and began learning basic HTML. From there he worked to perfect his skill and eventually became someone who was sought out to create everything from album covers, to business cards, websites, clothing designs, etc. Most notably, he’s created designs for celebrity makeup artist, Tati-ana Ward and currently serves as a technical expert at Apple.