James Cannella designer and marketer Chicago

I’m James Cannella



As an independent design and marketing consultant, James Cannella has over 7 years of experience working with multinational brands, helping marketing agencies grow exponentially, and consulting for industry-leading artificial intelligence companies. James Cannella specializes in brand identity design, web design and development, brand strategy, and award-winning graphic design. Graduating from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, James Cannella wrote and defended a 130+ page honors thesis on Artificial Intelligence in Marketing.

My “why”

My “why” is working on projects that I and everyone involves can be immensely appreciative of in the years to come. I take on projects I can’t help but to get excited about when I get to share what I’m working on at the dinner table with my close friends. Because working for myself was a voluntary choice – one that came with the price tag of missed opportunities for guaranteed bi-weekly pay checks, a “normal” sleep schedule and a balanced social life for many years. Nonetheless – I made that choice. I made that choice because the services I provide go far beyond a way to pay the bills. The work I do is what adds color to my life. It’s what gives my life a healthy mix of structure and chaos.



Brand Identity

Market Research
Voice and Personality
Logo Design
Color Palettes
Supporting Elements
Marketing Collateral

Web Design

User Interface
User Experience
Color Design
Landing Pages
Icon Development

Marketing Consulting

Artificial Intelligence
Marketing Plans



2014 – 2018

Creative Director
Avintiv Media
2016 – 2018

Creative Intern
ANDERSON Advertising and PR

Creative Director
2015 – 2016

Freelance Designer
2012 – present



B.S., Marketing Magna Cum Laude
W.P. Carey School of Business at Barrett, The Honors College of Arizona State University

B.S., Entrepreneurship Magna Cum Laude
W.P. Carey School of Business at Barrett, The Honors College of Arizona State University

Artificial Intelligence in Marketing Honors Thesis (DOWNLOAD)
Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University