James Barela is a multi-disciplined graphic designer in Austin, TX.

He has worked on collateral for exhibitions and summits, created identity and signage systems, and designed publications and other media. Since 2010, much of his work has been done as part of Incubox Creative, a design studio based in northern California. He is also the senior graphic designer at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, TX. 


Along with his professional practice, his work in galleries focuses on the image as a critical inlet into communication, which takes the form of print, dynamic, and interactive media.

His work has been featured in the Austin Chronicle, Austin Monthly, Vetta Magazine, Austin Fit Monthly, Edible Austin, among other publications.


James studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins in London, UK and received a BA in design from the University of San Francisco. He received his MFA in design from the University of Texas.

He is also fiber artist, indoor gardener, and novice pianist.  He currently resides in Austin, U.S.