James W. Elston

1309 Chapman Ct.

Spring Hill, Tennessee 37174

www.jameselston.com

james.elston@gmail.com

615-957-4188

James W. Elston is an Illustrator and Animation artist in the Nashville area, with 20+ years of experience in the Illustration and Animation field, working on everything from textbook and magazine illustrations, character designs, visual development, background design, and animation for TV and Movies.

Experience

Shining Isle, LLC, Franklin, TN

2022

Texture Artist, The Wingfeather Saga

Background Painter, The Wingfeather Saga

Freelance Storyboard Artist, Gizmo Go

Christian Broadcasting Network, Virginia Beach, VA

2021

Freelance Storyboard Artist, Stories From the Storyteller

Character Designer, Background Painter, The Very First Christmas music video for LifeKids

Timbuktoons, LLC, Macon, GA

2021

Freelance Asset Artist, The Slugs and Bugs Show

Brentwood Studios, Nashville, TN

2021

Freelance Storyboard Artist, The VeggieTales Show

2020

Phil Vischer Enterprises/JellyTelly Entertainment, Carol Stream, IL

Freelance Storyboard Artist, Emily's House 

2018-2019

Orange/Rethink Group, Inc, Cumming, GA

Freelance Asset Designer/Illustrator, Wonder preschool series

2017-present

Christian Broadcasting Network, Virginia Beach, VA

Freelance Prop Designer, Superbook

2015-2020

Dreamworks TV/Big Idea Entertainment, LLC, Franklin, TN

2014-2017

Storyboard Revisionist/Prop Designer/2D Composite/Color Script artist, VeggieTales in the House

Storyboard Revisionist/Prop Designer/2D Composite/Color Key artist, VeggieTales in the City

Prop Designer, All Hail King Julien

Walt Disney Feature Animation, Orlando, FL

1995-2001

Inbetweener, Clean Up Animation Department,

Breakdown, Clean Up Animation Department, Mulan (1998)

Breakdown, Clean Up Animation Department, Tarzan (1999)

Breakdown, Clean Up Animation Department, Emperor's New Groove (2000)

Breakdown, Clean Up Animation Department, Lilo and Stitch (2001)

Lipscomb University School of the Arts, Nashville TN

Adjunct Professor, Concept Development (Animation Department)

Fall 2018 to present

ILLUSTRATION

2001-present

Designed and Illustrated artwork for a wide variety of national and international clients

Partial client list: Oxford University Press, Pearson Learning, Cambridge University Press, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, LifeWay Christian Resources, Harper Collins, Junior Achievement, Pockets Magazine, Focus on the Family

EDUCATION

The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, 1994