James Ahn

Design / Animation

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Hello and welcome. My name is James Ahn and I am a illustrator, designer, and a coffee fiend. Growing up close to Los Angeles and spending my free time in the local skate shops and art galleries have a influence in my taste. I started my dabbling in sculpture as a visual medium, specifically with clay and ceramics. I've experienced working as a background scenic painter for feature films and set decoration shortly after. I began my journey at Art Center College of Design, where I studied Illustration / Motion Graphics as a way to expand my medium in communication design. I don't draw inside the lines.

Work Experience


Visual Designer/ Ux Ui

Generating new ideas in design aesthetics,art direction, idea pitches for each project. Collaboration with coders and director to brand, mobile applications targeting multiple countries in the mobile market. Developing graphics for mobile app, ios7, android, interface design available in the apple & other mobile app stores.

- Working with coders and a director, developing :
- Logos with thumbnails, color comps, and final product.
- Banner illustrations for web, iphone, ipad, mobile apps with thumbnails, color comps,
and final product.
- App logo revision relevant to ios7 from ios6, using grid guidelines with multiple color
comps,thumbnails and final product.
- Developing mobile video for app demonstration in after effects.
- Application interface design: icons and page layouts.
March 2014 - Present Pasadena, California, United States

Big Machine Design

Design / Animation Intern

design / animation
January 2015 - Present Burbank, California, United States

Art Center College Of Design

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for Ko Maruyama at Art Center College of Design. Assisting students with Maxon Cinema 4d, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, animation, and design.
May 2015 - Present Pasadena, California, United States

Laundry Design LLC

Design Intern

Work both collaboratively and individually researching and designing different types of projects including, promos, commercials, and a movie title sequence.
August 2015 - November 2015 United States


Art Center College Of Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts / illustration / motion graphics

Illustration Design specializing in Motion Graphics
September 2011 - Present Pasadena, California, United States


After Effects, C4d , Ceramics, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Motion Graphics , Photoshop,