Hand-drawn sections can help you walk your clients through complicated designs


Even in our digital age, there is a place for designing, thinking and presenting ideas by hand. Drawing by hand communicates to the lizard brain. It maintains your design options and connects your clients with their emotions.  It helps you stand out from your competitors. It's not right in every situation, but when you want to keep your design options fluid and open, hand drawing is hard to beat.

We specialize in architectural sketches and renderings by hand. That includes pencil, pen, watercolor and Apple Pencil on iPad Pro. We also apply that experience to make engaging digital sketches that feel as full of possibility as hand drawings. For more information, give us a call at 413-250-8800 or send us an inquiry on the contact page. We'll get back to you right away.


James Akers is a licensed architect and architectural illustrator living in NYC. He helps the world's best architects visualize and present their ideas to the world's most demanding clients.

James has an undergraduate degree from Kent State University, a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon, and a Masters in Real Estate Finance and Development from Harvard GSD.

This website and blog, and the entrepreneurial spirit herein is dedicated to Spencer James Akers, who would have loved the fact that his dad is still using the Squarespace website and gmail address he helped him set up.