James trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course. Designs include: Execution of Justice (Southwark Playhouse) Oh What a Lovely War and Much Ado About Nothing (British American Drama Academy), Thrill Me (Charring Cross Theatre), Plain Jane (Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester) That Moment (Underbelly, Edinburgh), No Wonder (Library Theatre, Manchester) and A Man of No Importance (Arts Theatre).
Credits as a Design Assistant include: The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse) Comedy of Errors (National Theatre), Hayfever (West-End) Haunted Child (Royal Court), Evita (Broadway). James is currently assisting Ultz on designs for Gloriana at the Royal Opera House. Upcoming shows include All Good Men at the Finborough.