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James graduated from the master of science program in computational design at Carnegie Mellon in 1999, after completing the B.Arch program. He was last sighted working at Ernst and Young:
"My name is James Kuo. I work at Ernst & Young. I do software development and computerations. Pretty serious stuff. [laughs] I'm based in New York but I've been traveling for the past two years.
You also came from the Architecture program of Carnegie Mellon, right?
Yes. I also did the Masters program for Computational Design. I was there for a good six or seven years! [laughs]
Do you also design?
Design is actually my first love. I have some freelance work and it's hard to keep up but I like doing it. There was a reason for the software development. I love art, and to me, design is like a professional application for art. When I graduated, I had a hard time putting the two things together. You do these comps for artistic statements and yet you design for a message that isn't yours. I know a lot of commercial designers out there who are able to do that and are able to say, I will provide that vehicle for that message."
last updated 11.15.2004 by Mark D Gross