Designer. Entrepreneur. U.S. Army Veteran.

James Dalman
Dalman Family

James Dalman has been in the marketing and design industry for 28 years. He's done work for NASCAR, Disney, HTC, Nike Golf, BMW, NHL, Arnold Palmer, Best Western, Honda, and Michael Hyatt.

James is CEO and founder of Happy Joe, a Veteran Owned Business that recruits and deploys Veterans and Military Spouses in the digital marketing industry. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and Oklahoma National Guard as an 11 Bravo Infantryman.

James Dalman has been involved in several successful web tech startups. He's coached hundreds of entrepreneurs on building their businesses and spoken at events across the United States on entrepreneurship, freelancing, and branding.

James has been married to Donetta, the most incredible wife, for 25 years. They love to travel and are considering the digital nomad lifestyle. He's also the proud father of two amazing kids, Kayla and Tyler, and his new son-in-law Joe.

James doesn't like to write bios in the third person.


Every day is a gift. Live everyday like it's your last.

Stuff from around the web

Events I've spoken at

  • DYF Conference US
  • Prestige Conference
  • WordCamp Atlanta
  • WordCamp Dallas
  • WordCamp Las Vegas
  • WordCamp San Antonio
  • WordCamp San Diego
  • WordCamp St. Louis
  • WordCamp Tampa
  • Inman Real Estate Conference
  • iThemes Training Events
  • MinistryCom


I’ve been working with James on various projects for the past 3 years and he’s been excellent through out. His service does not come cheap but how important is it for you to get your design done correctly the first time ?

James really listens to all my feedback and tries to incorporate that in the design. He’ll tell you if what you want isn’t good though, so I really appreciate that. I really value my relationship with James. He is not just a colleague, he is a friend of mine.

Ronald Siswara Wong, Honda Cengkareng

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, Author and Speaker

I love great design. That’s why I recommend James Dalman to clients who need design work. James has decades of experience to help you or your organization and he produces unique designs aimed to effectively convey the message you want. I love his work!

Randy Cantrell, BULA Network

James is absolutely brilliant when it comes to his designs, whether it be a logo, a web site, etc. His designs are clean but memorable, and definitely reinforce his clients’ branding. James has integrity and honesty that has become rare in today’s society, which I fully appreciate. I would highly recommend him as a designer. He is a definite asset to all projects in which he’s involved!

Ursula Comeau

James is a creative branding whiz. He can take your ideas and crank up the customer appeal factor while keeping an eye on your budget. You owe it to yourself and your company or organization to talk to James.

Chris Forbes, Marketer and Filmmaker