After nearly a decade in the United States Air Force, James chose to pursue his talents as an artist and became the first veteran to graduate from Gnomon. His skills as a modeler can be seen in film, games, and television, and he has contributed to award winning television and feature films. James also brings his varied experiences to his work as an instructor.


Moana (Environment Modeler)
Big Hero 6 (Modeler)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Character Modeler)
Iron Man 2 (Character Modeler)

Work Experience

Visual Development Artist, Paramount Pictures
Modeler, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Modeler/Texture Artist, Psyop
Modeler/Texture Artist, Aaron Sims Company
Character Modeler, Nickelodeon Animation Studio


Gnomon School, Certificate in High-End Computer Graphics, 2008 - 2010

Awards & Recognition

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Team Member, 2013 and 2014
Air Force Longevity Service Award
Good Conduct Medal
NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon