James Thompson

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to do exceptional work in a city that demands nothing less. Working in DC has brought me into contact with some fantastic challenges and interesting people.

As one of CHIEF’s resident development experts, James brings a strong command of coding to each of his front-end web design and development projects. He combines years of experience in website development with a background in digital media to offer clients nuanced and tailored solutions—be it a web page, a new website feature, a JavaScript app or a new Drupal module. This blended background is aptly suited to James’ broad portfolio of international brands and federal and local government agencies.

James earned his BS in Electronic Media, Arts and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Born in Los Angeles, raised in Philadelphia, educated in Albany and trained in Taos.

Noteworthy Story or Next Adventure

I’m a transit tourist. Any place with an enormous subway system is a winner. Tokyo was completely awesome, and the two places I’d most like to visit next are Santiago and Moscow.

Favorite App/Book/Pub

The Phantom Tollbooth.

DC Go-to's

I’m active in DC’s gaming community and tend to hang out around Labyrinth Games on Capitol Hill.