Contact: 413-250-8800 | jakers3@gmail.com

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. As a form of art, 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 differentiate yourself from the crowd, hand drawing is hard to beat.

I have been a registered architect and illustrator for over 25 years. My specialty has been to provide sketching, rendering, and what I call "design stenography" services to many of NYC’s and Boston’s leading architects. This often involves working in their offices, drawing on my experience as a designer to fill in details when necessary and help design teams get to the next phase. (Check out my Youtube channel to watch how I do it). 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, 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.