James Gladman

  • B.F.A, environmental design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1984
  • MF.A. painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 1990

"My teachers told me that I would make a great teacher. I love research and discourse - 'the life of the mind'- and helping others to develop their intellect and creativity."

James Gladman | Motion media design professor



Previous Positions

Art director, Jagged Edge Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota; creative director, Sarkissian Mason, New York, New York; adjunct professor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; instructor, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; designer, title sequence, "Fight Club," film directed by David Fincher; exhibitions and performances in the United States, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Croatia, Brazil, Iraq, Nepal, Antarctica and Norway; music video director for performance group Negativland

Publications and presentations


  • SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference), Richmond, Virginia, Panelist/Presenter: "The Academy of the Spectacle: Art Education in the Age of Perpetual Apocalypse," 2010
  • Speaker/performance, "Which is Better," The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010
  • Speaker/ panelist, Segrelicious Artist Panel, Shoebox Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007
  • Speaker/panelist, Symposium on Time and Catastrophe, the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota, 2007
  • Speaker, Adobe Partners in Design Conference, San Jose, California, 2005
  • Speaker, Nuove Modalita Esressive Nell'Era Del Digatale, Villa Aragona Cuto, Palermo, Italy, 2004


  • Series of 3-D typographic monuments, published on Geotypografika.com (design blog), 2010
  • "Rip! A Remix Manifesto," (DVD), EyeSteelFilm, 2008 (two videos) Negativland's "Our Favorite Things" (DVD), Other Cinema, 2007 (3 videos)
  • "Where is Here," Gingko Press, Makela/Blackwell, 1998 (Illustration: front and end pieces)
  • "Sports of the Future," ESPN Magazine, 1999 (Illustrations)