Motion Designer, Animator & Storyteller
Award-winning animator and motion design specialist with 19+ years of experience
in all areas of production. Accomplished storyteller proficient in conceptualizing,
casting vision, mentoring & producing video projects which connect with audiences
in a meaningful way.
User Experience Consultant at PhiTek LLC
Anyone who has had and will have the pleasure of working with Jim knows that he is a needle in a haystack when it comes to motion design. Jim comes from many years of traditional media arts and is always growing and adapting to new technology.
I had a brief stint as a balloon artist. I get ebay alerts when vintage periscopes come up for auction. I had a Spider-Man groom's cake made for my wedding. Like a raccoon drawn to shiny objects, I often find myself captivated by things that are creative or unusual. It’s who I am.
I spent much of my childhood drawing, watching movies and building cardboard movie sets for my
action figures. I found great joy expressing myself artistically; I wrote stories, acted, sang
and played a musical instrument. It was the eighties. My childhood looked a lot like an episode of
Stranger Things - minus the Demogorgon.
I became a full-time storyteller in 2003 as the first student media minister of Prestonwood Church in
Plano, Texas. It was a rare opportunity to learn, grow, explore, lead and mentor on a large scale
in front of a live audience; It was also the most creative outlet I have ever experienced.
In 2007 I was "drafted" onto the church’s internal media team and took a crash course in producing
for television. There I created ads and branding for the PowerPoint Ministries international television program. However, the real fun happened each September with the production of large-scale, interactive video content for the church's Lone Star Emmy-Nominated Christmas event.
After a brief stint helping to launch a new product at AssetBuilders, I had the privilege of joining the in-house media team at Tail Light in 2015. The workplace environment at Tail Light was second to none. It was there I learned how much I enjoyed sharing the responsibilities of the creative process. Working with talented
team members allowed me time to grow professionally and learn new skills. But more importantly,
it taught me the benefits of sharing the load with people working in their area of expertise.
If you have a difficult project to tackle or need a fresh perspective, I'm your guy! Please download my resume and feel free to shoot me some questions. I think you will find my journey has given me a unique skillset
that will help me communicate your message in a clear and memorable way.
When I was eleven years old, my friend Jim McClellan wrote the bios
for a book we both worked on for a class project.
He had incredible insight.
I give everything I have to a project.
I may even obsess a little too much over the details.
But with maturity comes the discernment needed
to know when to let it go.
"God’s gifts of grace come in many forms. Each of you has received a gift in order to serve others. You should use it faithfully."