James has over ten years’ experience and works across a range of sectors including commercial, industrial, leisure and residential, playing a role in winning a number of significant design commissions. Following graduation from Northumbria University, soon after joining Ryder he was fortunate enough to travel to the eastern cape of South Africa to work with a local community in the design and construction of an amphitheatre. James is a keen watercolourist and has exhibited his paintings in various local and national galleries.