Synthia SAINT JAMES is a world renowned multicultural visual artist, and an award winning author and illustrator of 17 children's books. She has authored 2 books of poetry, a cookbook, a postcard book, and she recently released two new books Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing, and Can I Touch You: A Collection of Love Poetry.
SAINT JAMES is also a popular keynote speaker and architectural designer garnering numerous awards over her forty plus year art career. A sampling of her awards include the prestigious Trumpet Award, a Honorary Doctorate Degree from Saint Augustine's College and she is a National Association of Women Business Owners - Los Angeles, Hall of Fame Inductee.
She is most celebrated for designing the first Kwanzaa Stamp for the United States Postal Service in 1997, for which she received a History Maker Award. Her artwork graces the covers of over 70 books including the international cover art for Terry McMillan's book Waiting to Exhale.