James Freed

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Interior Design Associate Faculty

James Freed is a Sonoma County based exhibit designer with over 25 years experience in the industry. James enjoys working with clients to develop and design compelling educational exhibits. His specialty is conceptual design and three-dimensional development of natural history, cultural history and science based exhibits. A skilled draftsman and illustrator, James also has a background in architectural design.

James earned a BFA in Fina Art from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. In 2013 he completed a MA degree in Education at Sonoma State University. James continues to teach art and design at the undergrad and graduate level, part time, as he has for over two decades. He loves working with students to help them achieve their goals and full potential as designers and artists.

James has taught interior architecture and design at The Academy of Art University SF, UC Berkeley Extension, also in San Francisco, and most recently at Santa Rosa Junior College. He's also a fine artist and enjoys painting in oils and watercolor. James spends lots of time outdoors, hiking, cycling, swimming, exploring the coast, mountains and deserts of California, and gardening.