Best of luck, James!
James Turner was the first Western dev to join Game Freak, and now he has announced that he’s departing the company. Turner has decided to leave Game Freak in order to start his own studio.
James Turner designed Pokémon for Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon X and Y, Pokémon Sun and Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and Pokémon Sword and Shield; he was also the Art Director for the latter. Additionally, he directed the 2012 Nintendo 3DS eShop title HarmoKnight.