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JCTdesign.net is the personal site of James Thomas, an industrial designer with an interest in cycling, photography, architecture, lighting, active transportation, sustainability, and art & design in general. You will find content about all of those topics and more here. If bicycles are your primary interest, check out BicycleDesign.net, where I write about (as you might guess from the name) bikes and design.

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Shining the Light on Creativity (an article in Casual Living)

What is an average workday like for me? That’s a pretty tough question, but I did my best to answer it for a recent ...

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Resolutions (or just adjustments to my morning routine)

  I am not usually big on New Year’s Resolutions, but the start of a new year is a good time to reflect ...

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Pictures from Paris

I love to travel, and I find it to be the best source of inspiration for my designs. A few weeks ago, my wife and I ...

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The Bicycle Design blog is back

Due to a busy work schedule, family life, and other time commitments, I made the decision to end my blog at ...

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3 favorite designs…for now

As a product designer, it's not easy to pick favorites from the projects I have worked on. Recently, the Bungalow ...

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Unplug and Ride Your Bike!

Since May is National Bike Month, the folks at Beer and Napkins asked me to create a bike themed napkin sketch for ...