James Closs is a freelance graphic artist living and working in London. Graduating from Central St. Martin's School of Art in 1992 with a degree in graphic design, he continued at the same school to complete a postgraduate diploma in 1994. Though a self-confessed Macaholic, he is enthralled with the human element in the design and drawing process. Inspiration comes largely from comic books, graffiti and the music of Captain Beefheart. Closs is currently struggling to make a living by bringing his idiosyncratic design vision to a wider audience. He also lectures on typography and design computing at Goldsmiths, University of London and plays bass guitar with the deranged country band Gewgaw Mule.