James A. Lumpkin, III aka StJamesIII (or just affectionately known as Jimmy) – 2016
I’m Jimmy (also known as StJamesIII in the music circles). I’m a freelance web designer and graphics professional based in Washington, D.C. with over 20 years of experience under my belt. I design and develop web / mobile apps, create graphics for everything from event flyers to business cards, logos, photo restoration, video editing and motion graphics. I also produce music.
My interest in the web came about in 1994 about a year before the Internet was fully commercialized in the United States. My mother’s boss Senator Ted Kennedy became the first Senator to have a web page on the internet. That and a few things I read in tech magazines piqued my curiosity.
Screen cap of Senator Kennedy’s homepage -1994
VIBE Magazine would later become an early adopter of the internet launching their website approximately a year or so after Senator Kennedy’s. I started putting together web pages after seeing this. I would even informally moderate chat sessions for VIBE Magazine’s site exposing artists like Doug E Fresh, Faith Evans and music video producer/director Hype Williams to the “internet thing” for the first time.
My mother Sandra E. Lumpkin, Senator Ted Kennedy and a screen cap of the VIBE Magazine website. – 1995
EZ Street, Jay-Z and Qasas owner StJamesIII at the WPGC 95.5 FM studios. – 2003
Eventually I would start developing websites for others. My first client was on-air radio personality EZ STREET. We worked together to put up the first website for a radio DJ in the Washington DC market for a DJ on mainstream black radio. That was in 1996. We still work together to this day. We even pioneered live video streaming online at urban radio several months after ESPN SportsZone streamed the first ever live radio broadcast on the internet. Some of the artists participating in EZ’s live streams included a still relatively new rapper on the scene by the name of Jay-Z, Montell Jordan and Brian McKnight. I would go on to create websites for almost the entire lineup at 93.9 WKYS FM including Nationally Syndicated Radio Host and TV/Film Director Russ Parr who I also still work with to this day. Word got around and I would branch out and do web / graphic work for the likes of NBA Legend Shaq, Film/TV Legend Robert Townsend, Reality TV Star Omarosa, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The O’Jays and more. Archived copies of those projects and more are on the “Legacy Projects” page of this site.
TV / Film legend Robert Townsend and Qasas owner StJamesIII -2004
I have a strong passion for keeping up with the latest trends in web development and stand ready to take on projects not just for celebrities and media figures but anyone in need. Some of my clients have included start-up ventures, churches, authors, unsigned recording artists, clothing lines, photographers, comedians, film directors, non-profits and the average everyday person that simply wanted a vanity website up and running. Feel free to browse all the projects old and new on this site. If you like what you see and you’re ready for the celebrity treatment get in touch with me and let’s work. No project is too small. Thank you for your time.
My Current Tools of the Trade
Adobe Cloud Suite [Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects], Notepad++, Eclipse, Pro Tools, Web Trends, Microsoft Office, Android Studio, XCode
Content Management Systems
WordPress, Drupal, Sharepoint, Oracle Web Center
Qasas Multimedia International, LLC
Pursuant to Title 29, Chapter 10 of the District of Columbia Code (the D.C. Limited Liability Company Act of 1994), The
Company, which is called Qasas Multimedia International LLC, was formed on April 8 2007 and has adopted the legal form
of “Limited Liability Corporation”, governed by current and future legislative and regulatory provisions set forth by the District of
Columbia’s Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs and The United States Federal Government. “Qasas Multimedia”
began operation as a sole proprietorship in 1996 providing web development and graphic services to entertainment, non-profit organizations, sports clients and other private sector clients and consumers.
Qasas Multimedia International currently offers its services to all private sector businesses and individuals.
Qasas Multimedia International, LLC is solely owned by James A. Lumpkin III.
Click here for a PDF copy of Qasas Multimedia International’s Certificate of Incorporation.