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James Nocito’s editorial illustrations have appeared in a range of publications including: The San Diego Union Tribune, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, San Diego Home and Garden, and How Magazine.

His fabric designs have been included in the collections of Donna Karan, Joseph Abboud, Anne Klein, and the private label collections of Barneys, Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman.

As a graphic designer he has received the highest awards from The Society of Professional Journalists, The San Diego Press Club, and The National Builders Association.

James’ paintings have been exhibited in the Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, New York City, The Palm Springs Desert Museum of Art, The Athenaeum, La Jolla, California and The San Bernardino County Museum.

Other professional clients include Harcourt Publishers, Random House, John Wiley and Sons, The Regent Beverly Wilshire, and The Chopra Center. Other publishing work includes:

Illustration and design of SING TO YOUR BABY by two-time Grammy Award® winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.

FOUND LIVES: A Collection of Found Photographs published by Gibb Smith pairs snapshots from the turn of the century through the '50s with James’ poetry as well as historic quotations. The book provided the catalog for the exhibit Snapshot: From the Box Brownie to the Camera Phone at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts.

James received his BA in Art from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh and pursued graduate studies at Columbia University in New York. He lives in San Diego.