James Moffitt – YAMES

James Moffitt, also known as YAMES, hails from Buffalo and is a co-founder of Pine Apple Company, an artist collective and gallery situated in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood. With a formal education from Pratt Institute, YAMES is a versatile graphic artist skilled in hand-painted signs, typography, illustration, murals, and more. One can find his creative contributions gracing various establishments in Buffalo, such as Hydraulic Hearth, Sato Brewpub, Larkin Square, and the National Grid’s Terminal Station B. Although this will mark YAMES’s inaugural mural with the Public Art Initiative, he has previously lent a helping hand to numerous other projects under the Initiative’s umbrella.