James began his career as an independent design consultant, working on a diverse range of projects and clients, from British Airways to Vodafone. After working for Factorydesign on the first generation of the Thompson Aero Vantage seat, he joined the company in 2006, becoming Associate Director in 2011. Highly articulate in both Boeing and Airbus cabin definitions James has been continuously working on the design and innovation of ‘next-gen’ aircraft programs A380, B787, A350, 777X since 2008, including Etihad’s A380 reimagined programme. James continues to develop innovative design for seats, lavatories, galleys, lighting, cabin interior architecture and lopas for some of the industry’s leading companies. James has a passion for user-centric design that challenges the status quo and is a regular contributor to Aircraft Interiors International Magazine.