James Houff is currently affiliated with WDIV/TV, a Post-Newsweek Station in Detroit, where he serves as the Design Director. He has received numerous design awards in print, motion graphic and scenic design and his work has appeared in numerous design annuals and some of the most progressive graphic design books including Cranbrook Design: the New Discourse, New Typographics, New Typographics Two, Graphic Design Vision, Process, Product and The Graphic Edge, among others. Houff has been honored by the AIGA, the ACD, the New York Type Directors Club, Graphis, ICOGRADA, the BDA and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, earning nine local Emmys. He has taught as a visiting artist at both The University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University and as a founding member, has served as both the treasurer and president of the Detroit chapter of the AIGA. While a board member of The Broadcast Designers Association International (BDA), he also served as co-chair of the annual BDA seminar. Most recently, he designed and co-authored a book published by RotoVision entitled On Screen In Time, Transitions in Motion Graphic Design.
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