James Young

James Young

Mandolin, Vocals & Songwriting

In addition to working as a professional designer, James (J.) Young spends time as a Boston-area Mandolin player, vocalist, and songwriter.

He plays in the band Peter O’Halloran & The Hired Men and also collaborates with The Dogmatics

Recent Music Projects

Band Logo Reboot and CD Label Design for The Lemon Drop Gang

Band Logo Reboot and CD Label Design for The Lemon Drop Gang

I collaborated with The Lemon Drop Gang on some of the design assets related to their recent full album and single releases on Rum Bar Records. I redesigned their band logo based on some past concepts, did some hand lettering for their single release "Georgie", and...

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The Hired Men Practice Recordings released on Rum Bar Records

The Hired Men Practice Recordings released on Rum Bar Records

Our band Peter O'Halloran & The Hired Men has been playing in some shape or form since around 2008. We perform at a small number of live venues each year due to the varied personal lives of all the members. Therefore we’ve never had the opportunity to get into a...

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“She’s the One” Music Video by The Dogmatics

“She’s the One” Music Video by The Dogmatics

This is a follow on to an earlier post about The Dogmatics latest EP on Rum Bar Records. The band recently released a video for the first single "She's the One". This was another fun effort to participate in. The excellent garage rock aesthetic was the creative...

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Collaboration with The Dogmatics and Rum Bar Records

Collaboration with The Dogmatics and Rum Bar Records

Here's a personal-perspective case study on how I had the opportunity to collaborate with the band and their label on both the recordings and design to support their latest release. The Dogmatics have contributed to the Boston rock scene since the early ’80s. Read...

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