About Edison James

Just Following a Dream.

Who is Edison James?

My name is James Rozak.  Edison James is a pen name.  I’ve never thought my real name was sprinkled with stardust. So, here we are – alakazam, “nice to meet you, I’m Edison James”.  

I am a trained designer and illustrator, and a career doodler. 

I’ve made my living creating brands for other people, helping to bring their dreams and businesses to life. To be honest, it’s never been what I wanted to do. In my younger years, I spent a lot of time working as a youth leader and program director for youth programs. I spent years working with people as a spiritual counselor. I liked touching people’s lives.  Edison James represents what I want to do; to touch people and turning back so my unrequited dreams could be rediscovered.

James Rozak
Childhood Dreamer.

Maybe I’m just dreaming.

Maybe I’m just old enough to realize that I should. 

I was that boy who sat on his bed with a pair of binoculars looking out at the nighttime sky. I was a dreamer. My imagination was my best friend, and often, my only friend. Strange how life can drain you of the hope that lay within those childhood thoughts.

I remember the first movie I watched in a large theatre as a child was Don Bluth’s ‘A Land Before Time’. In the first scenes, there are scenes of falling rain. I remember feeling elated at how something animated could make me feel so a part of the scene. It was the first time my heart said “I want to tell stories”. 

But I never did. 

So, maybe I’m just dreaming. But I’m gonna dare to do just that.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”
– George Bernard Shaw

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain