James Dalman

James Dalman

It all started with a Sharpie pen and one hell of an attitude!

James Dalman launched his creative career in 1986 when he started customizing Chuck Taylor All-Stars and Levi's 501s with Sharpie pens and an airbrush. His artwork was psychedelic and off the wall, gaining popularity among the alternative street crowd.

James would go on to create designs and graphics for almost everything imaginable. He learned screen printing, embroidery, sign painting, graphic design, vinyl graphics and a broad range of skills to make him one of the most versatile artists in the marketplace.

James Dalman is now the founder and CEO of Happy Joe, a military lifestyle brand dedicated to supporting the well being of our nation's military veterans and service members. He's honored to have served in the U.S. Army Reserves and Oklahoma National Guard.

As a veteran entrepreneur, James is passionate about helping others succeed in business and in life. He invests time in speaking, writing, and advising freelancers on how to grow a lifestyle business. His door is always open for great conversations.


Numbers speak for themselves


Clients Served


Years of Experience


Speaking Engagements

My fourth grade teacher told me I'd never do anything with my life because I would draw in class all the time. That was like throwing gasoline on the fire.

  • Andy Sernovitz

  • Arnold Palmer

  • Astroff Consultants

  • Becky McCray

  • Best Western

  • BMW

  • Calloway Golf


  • Honda

  • HTC

  • Michael Hyatt

  • Jeff Pulver


  • National Veterans Foundation

  • NCAA Football

  • NHL

  • Nike Golf

  • Pearson NL

  • Pebble Beach

  • USAR, 95th Division

The more someone says it's not possible, the more I will fight to prove them wrong. People have told me I would never succeed or that I was stupid for following my dreams.

Yet I've created designs for some of the best brands on the planet. I've launched multiple successful businesses. I've coached hundreds of freelancers and spoke in front of thousands of people.

My critics can suck it. #BOOM


I've been honored to speak about my experiences to thousands of people all over the world.

More Kind Words.

Are you looking to launch a website or make your logo one that stands out in a crowd? James Dalman is simply the best!!! Our logo rocks and our website is killer!!!

Eric Mitchell

CEO, LifeFlip Media

I couldn’t be more thrilled with what James Dalman designed for my website. He created ridiculously good details that I still admire even months later. Perhaps more importantly, he listened to what I didn’t want and avoided it.

Becky McCray

Speaker and Author

I love great brands. That’s why I recommend James to clients who need branding work. His decades of experience will help you effectively convey the message you want. I love his work!

Randy Cantrell

Podcaster, Entrepreneur


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