Animator, Illustrator, 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 (1996 - 2010)
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
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
Cartoon Logo for Dirty Hairy Mobile Dog Grooming.
Cartoon Illustrations: Construction worker || Beaver & Kangaroo T-shirt Image
Illustrations: School Portrait Drawings of Hockey / Basketball 1 & 2
Print and logo design for a nonprofit community organization.
Graphic Designs & Book Illustrations for Aura
Publishing. View Icons || Logo || Animated Logo || Book Illustrations: Book Cover, Dream art & Line art || Web Site Design
Publishing publishes an e-magazine, books,
stories, music and Web site focusing on life after death or afterlife
experiences. James is (1) the production
manager for their books and e-magazine and (2) designer and manager
of their Web site. He
also writes advertising copy to promote their material.
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.
Mac 0S 9.1, 9.2, OS X Tiger, Leopard through to the latest operating systems. Also, iOs 8 and iCloud on the iPad 2. Plus some experience with Windows 7.
Tablet: Cintiq 12WX Wacom tablet.
From 1993-1995, he assisted
in the installation of prepress computer systems for service
bureaus (prepress) and printers.
Software + Web Browsers Used:
Adobe CS5: Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere & Soundbooth, Flash Professional, Fireworks
Adobe CS3: Photoshop, ImageReady, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional & InDesign.
Pagination software: QuarkXpress 7.31, Pagemaker 5 & 6.5, Fetch 5.7.3 (FTP),
Other: Final Cut Express HD
ver. 3.0, HTML
4.0 coding, and Fractal Design Painter 3.
Chrome and Opera
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 - present, 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.