HELLO! My name is James and I have spent the past 22 years of my career designing and developing interactive eLearning experiences to help corporations with everything from educating employees to selling products effectively. I have an extensive background in design and animation, I specialized in 2d/3d animation for 7 years prior. Visit my experience page to learn more about what I have been doing with my career life over the past 33 years.
Feel free to click around my portfolio below to see some examples of recent work, and check out my demo reel for some short clips of my work in action.
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Having worked with Jim on several instructional design projects over the years, I can attest to his extensive knowledge and abilities in instructional design. Jim is one of my go to guys because he is very efficient, he “gets it” right from the start without having to spend long hours in discussion. Always innovative, his design ideas are not just appropriate, but fresh. To top it off, he’s truly a great guy to work with and as honest and reliable as they come. It is easy for me to recommend Jim to anyone who needs a top notch instructional design professional.
Don Angotti Principal Learning Specialist, Rockwell Collins University
I have worked with James on several training development projects. His work is creative and up to my high standards for helping learners find and absorb the content easily. His work is timely, even quick when we need it! He pays attention to details and asks good questions that inspire even more innovation in the content and delivery. I would definitely recommend him as a partner on a development team.
Kellee Noonan Program Manager at Hewlett-Packard
I have worked with James over the past 8-10 years on many projects. He is a very created and talented designer and has taken many of my initial thoughts/ideas and added his creativity to them to make them very professional. He is great to work with on projects and always listens and make decisions based on the needs we have. Based on his skills, personality and work ethic, I would definitely recommend James for any of your instructional design needs.
David Lopez Jr. Talent Development Specialist at Meijer
James Barnes is a talented and creative individual. He is very responsive to requests and his work exceeds expectations.
Faye Lepp Program Manager at Hewlett-Packard
Jim is the greatest creative talent I have worked with in my entire corporate career. I have had the pleasure of working with him for over 10 years, and he really possesses a rare talent to be truly creative even with sometimes tight corporate guidelines. He is a pleasure to be around and operates independently. His design decisions are spot on and his attention to detail is second to none. He also has a great sense for usability and user experience.
Harrison Withers Performance Improvement and Talent Development Leader, Tier 1
I have worked with Jim for many years on special projects that require talent from outside our company. He is always my first call. Jim’s creative talents are almost too broad to mention and he is proficient – maybe expert at many, many software programs. More than his technical skills, I appreciate his ability to conceive ideas from very limited information. He is truly one of the best design & animation people out there.