Big-time recognition for the creative work of two JSA team members

James Street Associates is a team of seasoned professionals who work with Bill Fahrenwald and Martha Anderson to bring their customers the best writing, graphic design, photography, video, online strategy, and anything needed to create successful marketing plans.

Outside of work, some of the JSA team members are talented artists who have recently gained major honors—again.

Graphic artist Julie Wildman’s striking calligraphy has a big following across the United States and Canada. Now, she’s gone international.


Julie Wildman

Wildman was featured along with 12 other calligraphers from around the world in the spring issue of Type magazine. Also, Voyage Chicago—an online magazine featuring Chicago creatives and influencers—recently profiled Wildman.

In June, she was in the spotlight in a collaborative Facebook Live series produced by the Newberry Library, Chicago Design Museum, and Art Design Chicago. "Designers in the Archives" videos explore how—and why—artists find inspiration from the past. Wildman’s work is also showcased at the Newberry, where her one-of-a-kind “Alphabet Book” is in the library’s permanent collection.

You may have even seen some of her work in the hands of Major League Baseball players, because she designed the logo for the Homewood Bat company. Check out more of her creativity at www.wildmandesigns.com.

For photographer Kevin Ebi, it’s all about being in the right spot at the right time—plus, a whole lot of visual talent and expertise.


Kevin Ebi

The former newspaper and radio journalist has become an internationally known nature photographer. His most recent “shot seen around the world” was of an airborne fox and bald eagle fighting over a tasty rabbit. When Ebi posted the photo in May, it went beyond viral—being featured in newspapers, websites, and social media from Moosic, Pennsylvania to Moscow, Russia.

Ebi’s latest accomplishment is a recently released U.S. Forever postage stamp with an image of the northern lights shimmering over the North Cascades in Washington state. It is part of the U.S. Postal Service’s “O Beautiful” series. It is Ebi’s second Forever stamp—his first was a stunning photo of a rainbow over the Haleakalā volcano in Hawaii and was part of the national parks stamps series in 2016.

If you visit Mount Rainier National Park, you’ll find Ebi’s photos printed mural-size at the Sunrise Visitor Center. He’s had had images in several National Geographic books, and Smithsonian and Lonely Planet have also used his work. For more wonderful nature images from Ebi’s lens, visit www.livingwilderness.com.

At James Street, we’d like to say “great work…again” to Julie and Kevin—two of our favorite collaborators.