My name is SJ aka Sarah Spann James. I'm a digital artist based in the Pacific Northwest. I have 10+ years of experience as a digital illustrator and entrepreneur.
My style vacillates between melancholy and playful—a reflection of my personality. Both dark and whimsical details are interwoven in my illustrations that favor bold lines and are often reminiscent of comic book style art. I'm inspired by surrealism, cyberpunk, memento mori, and vanitas art styles. My work is a vulnerable exploration of my inner world and my tendency toward overthinking and obsession.
Before NFTs, I spent many years in the surface design space with a large amount of time spent successfully in POD (print-on-demand). A highlight of my time was in 2021 when one of my sneaker surface designs was featured in a national TV ad spot in the U.S. market.
These days I've stepped away from surface design and I'm embracing a new chapter in my artistic journey. I've stepped into Web3 as both an artist and an entrepreneur with a passion for the potential and many exciting plans for the future.