James Firnhaber is a freelance illustrator based in Philadelphia. His work draws on his love of mythology, magical realism, graphic novels, and traditional animation. He graduated with a BFA in illustration from the University of the Arts in 2016.

Apart from illustration, his passions include playing and designing board games, discovering new music, and baking bread.


  • Disney-Hyperion Publishing

  • The New York Times

  • Little Bee Books

  • OpenIDEO

  • Toolbox for Education

  • American Reading Company

  • Edge Magazine

Exhibitions and recognition

  • The Society of Illustrators 2016 student exhibition

  • Light Grey Art Lab, Fortune Show




(609) 412 - 1562