James Scott Ogden



I am a motivated and creative individual with more than ten years of experience in the New York art world and fashion trade. My goal is to join an innovative retail brand or an art-based business and establish a long-term working relationship that allows me to expand my own artistic vision while working with a creative and driven team.


University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), 1996

Skowhegan, Artist Residency, Summer 1996

Queens College, Master of Fine Arts (MFA), 2000

Skills and Experience

• Strong artistic vision and history of working with well-known contemporary artists and designers
• Experience filming and working on narrative and commercial video projects
• Design and maintenance of an active e-commerce retail website (makeskateboards.com)
• Experience working in the contemporary art world with artists and high-level art consultants
• Set styling experience with some of today's most well know fashion designers and photographers
• Ability to work on creative projects from initial concept to production in a deadline-driven environment 
• Excellent design and installation skills and a broad knowledge of various art techniques and materials

Software Proficiency

Photoshop, Illustrator, Wordpress, Keynote, DVD Studio Pro, Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools 


2002- Present

Freelance - Make Skateboards
Make Skateboards - Founder and President of Make Skateboards, a Brooklyn-based skateboarding and lifestyle company
Platypus Fine Arts - High-end contemporary art installations and exhibition design for interior decorators, artists and art consultants
Andrew Ondrejcak - Assistant to set designers, set stylists and photographers for clients such as Vogue, W Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Phillip Lim and Peter Lindberg
•  Project 555 - Fashion showroom installation, curation and design as well as construction and installation of traveling fashion expo booths  

2000- 2002

Assistant Contemporary Curator
American Folk Art Museum - Assistant curator responsible for: designing and curating exhibitions, documenting the Museum's collection, archiving the work of self-taught artist Henry Darger, promoting the Museum at art fairs, helping with fundraising and bringing new artists to the Museum’s attention