Exhibit Design

James Freed Design employs a collaborative process utilizing local talent to develop, design and deliver high quality visitor experiences.



Artistry, solid conceptual development, technical skill and inspired drawing: these are all hallmarks of excellence in illustration and are central to the work of James Freed Design.



If you have always wanted to learn how to draw what you see while out on a hike, one of my drawing and painting workshops may be a good fit for you.

JFD Articles
  • The Camarillo Ranch House, also known as Rancho Calleguas and Adolfo Camarillo House, is a Queen Anne-style Victorian house in Camarillo, California. Built in 1892, the 6,000-square-foot house was designed by architects Herman Anlauf and Franklin Ward. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The house is currently operated by […]

  • For this most recent exhibit addition to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience we were tasked with telling the story of why wild animals don’t make good pets, and showing some examples of domestic animals that do. This gallery also features live animal presentations by the Lindsay staff. Here kids and their parents can touch and handle […]

  • A LIVE ANIMAL EXHIBIT EXPERIENCE The Lindsay Wildlife Museum is located in Walnut Creek, CA. The exhibits focus on several live California native wildlife animal ambassadors, that due to injury or familiarity with humans, cannot be released back into the wild. Currently, four elements of this ongoing project, The Raptors Gallery, Behind the Scenes at […]

  • Located in Newhall CA, just north of Los Angeles, the Placerita Canyon Nature Center provides visitors with a preview of what’s to be found just outside.The park encompasses oak woodlands, chaparral, and riparian plant communties on the north side of the San Gabriel Mountains southeast of the City of Santa Clarita. The exhibits focus on […]

  • Here are some photos of the completed exhibits at the Huntington Beach Wetlands Visitor Center. This visitor center, located in Huntington Beach, Orange County, CA, celebrates the revival and stewardship of this unique coastal wetland. These vital wetlands provide habitat for numerous plants and animals, as well as a water runoff filtration system. The diorama […]

  • Some recent new work. Marin County landscapes in oil. White House Pool and Black Mountain. Oil on panel. 12″ x 12″. Sold Rush Creek and Mt. Burdell. Oil on panel. 8″ x 10″ Available. Inquiries welcome.

  • I’m participating in a four person show at the Graton Gallery the month of November. I have several new oil paintings on view through December 1. If you are in the area, please come by and have a look! The Graton Gallery is in downtown Graton, CA. Directions can be found at Hope to […]

  • Come on out to the GRATON GALLERY this coming Sunday, December 9, from 2PM to 4PM to view some wonderful local art, and share some wine, food and holiday spirit. My work will be featured and on view from December 5th through January 13. Besides some of the best painting and fine art West County […]

  • I teach workshops for the Point Reyes National Seashore Association several times a year. The Association’s new Field Seminars Director asked if I could create some illustrations of several Association landmarks in the Park. I was happy to oblige. We settled on an ink wash technique that I teach as part of the drawing workshops. […]

  • I’ve been busy these past two weeks working on over 20 spot illustrations for The Oakland Museum of California. The museum will soon be opening a new group of beautifully crafted natural history diorama exhibits. One exhibit depicts the rocky crag of a sea mount top at Cordell Banks, 120 feet below the ocean’s surface. […]

  • This past Saturday I participated in the opening of a group show of new paintings at the Graton Gallery in western Sonoma County. The opening was very well attended and the work was well received. The show runs until September 30. Stop by the gallery and check it out. Original oil and watercolor paintings, prints […]