James Oliver Cury, co-founder
I'm responsible for content creation and digital strategy experience at JimDot Studios.
Since 2010, I've held management leadership positions at several major consumer digital brands — building teams, managing edit calendars, spearheading data analytics, improving newsletter performance, producing videos, coordinating syndication partners, optimizing SEO, steering social media, and working with marketing and sales teams.
DIGITAL STRATEGY EXPERIENCE
I was the VP/content at travel and credit card site The Points Guy, digital director at men's lifestyle magazine DETAILS, executive editor at food site Epicurious, and web director for a trio of sites at Hearst Digital: GoodHousekeeping.com, HouseBeautiful.com, and CountryLiving.com.
See my success stories on our work page.
For five years, I was on the James Beard Restaurant & Chef Awards national committee — representing the New York City region, managing 20 judges, and helping to create important new categories (“Best Bar Program,” among others). I've been a judge at the Culinary Institute of America, the Jack Daniels World Barbecue Championship, and the Food Network's "Iron Chef" show.
WRITING & EDITING
I started as a writer contributing to dozens of magazines and websites including Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Esquire, SPIN, PC World, Wired News, The Hollywood Reporter, and The New York Times. I was the food editor at Time Out New York and senior editor at Playboy.com. My expertise led to a book: "The Playboy Guide to Bachelor Parties," which was published by Simon & Schuster.
My clips are at jamescury.com.
Dorothy Cury, co-founder
I'm the creative director, in charge of the look and feel of everything we create at JimDot Studios.
I began my design career at Guggenheim.com.
Later, I transitioned to print and magazine design working for Condé Nast and Hearst. In 2008, I began working at new joint venture of Hearst and Scripps Networks, Food Network Magazine. I spent 8 years contributing to its look, including being in charge of the Fun Cooking section, the only section ever nominated for an ASME award. After art-directing over 1,000 photo shoots and tasting about a million cupcakes, I wanted to expand my design skills to include digital design. In 2017, I began working directly with companies — creating brand identities, websites, brochures, ads, social media posts, invitations, and more.
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor's degree in Art History
Columbia University, New York
Master's degree in Art History
School of Visual Arts, New York
Milton Glaser's course for professional designers