About

Eric James is an Urban Planner and currently the lead UX Developer for TransitScreen. He has five years of land-use planning and project management experience working with cities and real estate groups in the Twin Cities and San Francisco Bay Area. An avid voice in urban planning and technology, he launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for a Minneapolis transit app and supports local hometown businesses at the Twin Citian collective. He freelances and consults on front-end web development and UI/UX design for local cities, non-profits, and startup companies.

Eric has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. in Urban Studies, Minor Design & Architecture from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He collaborated with the Institute for Local Self Reliance to develop interactive applications promoting national broadband and solar energy initiatives. Eric enjoys good coffee, bicycling, and plays the clarinet.

  • Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Hand-code HTML5/CSS3
  • Media queries, mobile and tablet interfaces
  • JavaScript, jQuery and Angular
  • PHP, CakePHP, and MySQL
  • QA/cross-browser debugging
  • Wire-framing, prototyping, leanUX
  • Git, Linux server environment