James Firnhaber is a freelance illustrator based in Philadelphia. He graduated from the illustration program at the University of the Arts in 2016. A storyteller at heart, his illustrations capture the moments that define, inspire, and change individuals and places. In his work, he uses watercolor washes and detailed line work to tell these stories. 

Apart from illustration, his passions include playing and designing board games, listening to music, and exploring nature.


  • Disney-Hyperion Publishing

  • The New York Times

  • Toolbox for Education

  • American Reading Company

  • Edge Magazine

Exhibitions and recognition

  • The Society of Illustrators 2016 student exhibition

  • Light Grey Art Lab, Fortune Show




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