Illustrator, Animator, Graphic Designer & Actor
& Work History
* James' professional profile is also available at Linkedin and has a Facebook page.
1988 - 1991
Fine Arts Diploma from Champlain Regional College, Lennoxville,
Quebec, Canada. Courses involved life drawing and perspective drawing, composition, two dimensional design, computer design, colour theory, watercolour & acrylic painting, printmaking, photoetching, sculpture, pottery and art history.
1991 - 1993
Animation-Television diploma from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada. Strong emphasis was on classical cartoon character animation production for TV. The animation program provided sufficient experience for a graduate to work in the animation industry.
Actor training for Granite Forks (TV series).
Actor training: Animation Voice-over
For the lastest work, return to the home page and scroll to What's New!
Art -- Animation -- Publishing (1996 - 2021)
Cartoon Design / Illustration:
Finalist in the Starz Character Idol, a character design/development competition at the 2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Character designs, illustrations and animations for the Sword of Trauma cartoon.
Logo/Opening for Stirring Up Trouble with Angela Shelton
Cartoon Logo for Dirty Hairy Mobile Dog Grooming.
Cartoon Illustrations: Construction worker || Beaver & Kangaroo T-shirt Image
School Portrait Drawings of Hockey / Basketball 1 & 2
Print and logo design for a nonprofit community organization.
Graphic Designs & Book Illustrations for TheStarsStillShine.com: publishing life after death or afterlife
experiences. View Icons || Logo || Animated Logo || Book Illustrations: Book Cover, Dream art & Line art || Web Site Design
Web Site Graphics & Animation for PB Publishing who publish Scenes
of Vermont, a popular Vermont travel and tourism e-zine. Animation samples: Eggplant Character || Ski Report Icon || Banner Advertising || Tourist Map || Graphic sample: Scenic Icon
Please see James' home page and Portfolio for much more of his art and animation samples.
(2004 - Present) For James' acting experience, click here or scroll down this page.
The latest Macintosh OS, iOs and iCloud. Some experience with Windows OS.
Tablet: Cintiq 12WX Wacom tablet.
From 1993-1995, he assisted
in the installation of prepress computer systems for service
bureaus (prepress) and printers.
Software + Browsers:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere & Soundbooth, Flash Professional, Fireworks, Dreamweaver
Pagination software: QuarkXpress and InDesign
Other: Final Cut Express HD
ver. 3.0, HTML
Carpentry, groundskeeping and maintenance of residential properties.
Habitat for Humanity.
In 1994, a one day project was organized by Habitat for Humanity. He assisted in the construction
of a residential covered porch.
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. In 2005 & 2006, Stanstead
College organized a one day shoreline cleanup of the Tomifobia
River, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada. See his illustration of the cleanup.
Nonprofit Community Organizations. In 2006 and 2008 - 2016, James has also donated his graphic design services. He has designed a print publication and other communications including a logo.
He also enjoys
dancing, yoga, tai chi, swimming, walking, cross-country skiing.
He watches feature films, television shows (sitcoms and animated cartoons) and sporting events. He collects sports cards.