Kieran James founded Studio Brassy in 2006, after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Originally an illustration portfolio and blog, Studio Brassy has expanded to provide custom web design, print and web graphic design, marketing materials, branding and logo design, Wordpress maintenance, basic and advanced SEO services, social media set-up and management, and virtual assistant services.
Kieran James works as an artist and mentor with the Mental Health Center of Denver’s youth suicide prevention program Voz y Corazón. He was interviewed in a short news piece, Suicide Prevention Program Gives Latina Teens Voice Through Art, by CBS Denver about the program ahead of the 2016 Youth Art Show and Benefit.
As an active LGBTQ rights activist and out trans man, Kieran James was interviewed in Spectrum: Embracing Gender, a documentary project by Storage Room Productions.
Kieran James has also written and illustrated the graphic novel Tomodachi Forever, a young adult (YA) LGBTQ web comic that focuses on personal relationships and growth. Some of the themes explored are sexuality, racism, gender, economic disparity, mental health, and how all of those things affect our position and experience within society. Tomodachi Forever is available as a free ongoing webcomic, with a companion novelization of the script in progress.
Kieran James currently volunteers on the Voz y Corazón event committee and at the GLBT Center in Denver, CO as a Transgender Programs Support Group Facilitator. He is also a parent volunteer at his children’s school and has previously volunteered with the Gender Identity Center of Colorado and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Kieran James is also certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and works as a youth mentor in the greater Denver area to LGBTQ+ and other marginalized teens.