Designer James McAdam develops products which explore emotional interaction and technological innovation.
His design work has been widely recognised especially in the field of comfort and protection of children through innovative embedding of responsive technologies.
Designer James McAdam creates products which explore the emotional interaction and technological innovation. These have been internationally recognised, exhibited and featured in various media/press features. Designing products that affect emotions, his designs aim to help overcome fear and insecurity.
James McAdam is a graduate of the RCA where he studied Design Products under the professor Ron Arad. His career has developed into a wide variety on to be involved in a diverse range of outputs.
He designs products that explore the possibilities of emotional interaction with technological innovation. He uses his designs to overcome emotion like fear, for example the Child’s Light Blanket has an embedded circuit that reacts when the blanket is moved and casts light patterns across the fabric.
These ideas are evident in other products such as the Safe Bedside Table. Which is a bedside table that dismantles to become a form of self-defence with a shield and bat, for people who are concerned about intruders in the night.
His products have been internationally recognised, exhibited and featured in various media/press features and he is developing a range of books which explore similar ideas.
James is also associated with various groups of artists and works with a number of clients providing visualisation and communicating various high profile sculptures, buildings and events.
He has co founded a new company called 'What’s in the Box' with illustrator Gina Birch that blends their create talents for the children’s market to books and products.