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.


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

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


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

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