James Howe

Partner, VP Creative Director

If a clean desk is the sign of an empty mind, it’s obvious James Howe’s brain is working overtime. While his desk is perpetually strewn with a myriad of layouts, his mind is anything but a hodgepodge of half-baked ideas. His visual executions are clear, clean and cogent– elegantly simple, yet brilliant in their execution. It’s no wonder James is regarded as one of the top creative thinkers in the market by his peers. The 350 plus awards he has garnered over 25 years attest to that.

James graduated from San Antonio College and parlayed his Advertising Art Degree into a stellar career. Prior to joining The Atkins Group, James lent his leadership and talents to Anderson Advertising and the Thompson Agency. Over the course of an advertising career spent exclusively in San Antonio, James has earned numerous local, regional and national honors for his work. In addition to his position at the Atkins Group, he has served as an adjunct professor at Texas State University in the Department of Communication Design for the last six years.

When not coming up with a mess of creative concepts, James makes sure there is always a clear space on his calendar for his wife, Leslie, his son’s ball games and his daughter’s gymnastics competitions.

Account Experience

Albertson’s, Baptist Health System, Texas Department of Transportation, Chevron, Colin Medical Instruments, Coca-Cola of San Antonio, Diamond Shamrock, Valero Alamo Bowl, H-E-B, San Antonio Water System, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Posadas USA, Spurs Sports & Entertainment, SAS Shoes, Southwestern Bell Mobile, Valley International Airport, Methodist Healthcare System, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, Westin La Cantera Resort, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, Plano Convention & Visitors Bureau, The University of Texas Health Science Center, South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and CPS Energy.