James Wallis is a game designer who is the founder of Spaaace.com, a game consultancy whose clients have included government agencies, major broadcasters and television production companies, and video game distributors. He has lectured in computer game design and similar fields at the University of Westminster. In 1994, he founded Hogshead Publishing, a company that specialized in role-playing and storytelling games until it was sold in 2003. In 1994, he also founded and began publishing Interactive Fantasy (IF), a journal of games design and criticism. From 2000 to 2001, he wrote for the British Sunday Times newspaper. In 2001, he founded the annual Diana Jones Award for "excellence in gaming". He has also created games and books for other publishers.