Jim Schachterle






July 2017 to Present

Co-Founder +
Managing Principal—


Jim works with clients to drive growth and innovation through design, challenging conventions across mediums and platforms. With a background in publishing, business, and design, Jim partners with clients to define their business agenda, develop deep brand strategy, and lead the realization of that strategy through design.

Jim has co-founded startups, written visionary brand strategies and stories, and led the design of brand experiences on the global stage. Before starting Grammar, Jim co-founded Form&, an award-winning brand consultancy within the Havas Group. Entrepreneurial and strategic, Jim finds ways to cut through noise and design responsive brand systems that are beautiful, experiential, and intentional.


Past Experience

July 2017 to Present
Co-Founder + Managing Principal, Grammar

April 2015 to June 2017
Co-Founder + Principal, Form&

September 2016 to May 2017
Faculty—Design, School of Visual Arts

November 2012 to August 2015
Designer + Consultant

September 2013 to May 2014
Design Lead, Siberia

May 2011 to October 2012
Senior Designer, SYPartners

September 2010 to April 2011
Art Director, Code and Theory

October 2008 to June 2010
Creative Director, BeDo