Following college graduation, James spent his first year working for a custom framing company. Later, after establishing Kussmaul Gallery as a fine arts venue, he inadvertantly began custom framing again. He began his framing business in 1989, and at one time employed several designers. Today, he has scaled down the business to serve his best clients, focusing on framing mostly original art, and historic documents. From the design table to the finished product, James personaly handles each step. His years of training and experiences as an artist and designer ensure fatastic results. Kussmaul Gallery offers abundant moulding choices, with several hundred styles kept in stock to ensure quality control.