Hi, I'm James.  I'm a freelance After Effects Animator and C4D Generalist currently based in NYC who makes IOS apps on the side.  I consider myself a design-minded animator with a vast understanding of how to make things due to my ever changing career of wearing many hats.  I love colorful light hearted projects that are design focused yet require some technical solutions along the way.  Though I do have experience in multiple roles i'm generally more interested in leading the animation side of projects.  Figuring out how to bring a project to life is what I love the most.  

I'm a graduate from the Digital Design program at Vancouver Film School where I studied Motion Design and Interactive Media. Prior to that, I received a BA in Visual Communications deep in the Pinelands of New Jersey, where I am originally from.  Over the past seven years I've had the opportunity to work at some really wonderful design & animation studios in NYC, LA, San Fransisco, and Vancouver.  During that time I've also worked with MoMA's Design Group where I assisted with a number of media campaigns for upcoming exhibitions as well as spent time at Google's Creative Lab thinking up future things.  When I'm not on the computer I try to stay young playing in my rock band.  I enjoy good conversation and collaborations so feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to chat about future projects.  

Over the last few years I have developed a growing interest for creating digital experiences and in 2016 released my first app which is available in the App Store!  It's a music app for kids called "Melody Jams".  People seem to like it and we've even won some awards!  

Studios I've worked with:

Block & Tackle, Hello Monday, Buck, Not to Scale, Google's Creative Lab, DressCode, Hunter Gatherer, Brand New School, MoMA's Design Group, Nickelodeon, The Mill, Imaginary Forces, MPC, MassMarket, Perception, Firstborn Multimedia, HUSH, Gretel, Beehive, Lifelong Friendship Society


I'm currently booked at GOOGLE till August 2018