James Paulius was born and raised in Chicago. During high school, he was introduced to industrial design and immediately knew this was the field he wished to pursue. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013. James has an interest in designing products that integrate people with their environment to promote creativity, curiosity and joy. His belief that our ability to influence society and culture through the conscious creation of our environment inspires him to design artifacts that are sensitive towards the effects they have on humans and nature.