James Baxter

Digital Communications Specialist
University Staff
TEMPE Campus


James Baxter is the digital communications specialist for the Institute of Human Origins. They work on the long-term communication and outreach strategy, and create the print and web assets for the Institute.

These assets include the Institute website, in additional to the new K-12 outreach website, Ask An Anthropologist, which is a sister site to ASU's wildly popular and long-lived biology website for kids, Ask A Biologist.

Drawing from a background in fine arts and humanities, James strives to produce designs that are communicative, dynamic and culturally competent. James approaches each project — from websites, to magazines, brochures and illustrations — with a steady focus and attention to detail. They previously worked for over 8 years as a designer and developer in the School of Life Sciences Visualization Lab, and are primarily self taught in web design and programming.


Digital Audiences Certificate, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications In progress

Bachelor of Fine ArtsPainting, Arizona State University, 2012

Bachelor of ArtsWomen and Gender Studies, Arizona State University, 2012

Undergraduate Certificate in LGBT Studies, Arizona State University, 2011

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