James FISH

Art Director

Paris, France
I am an american living and working in Paris, France.

A native Californian, ex-surfer, painter and artist, teacher and student of life, philosopher of diversity and experience.

I am an Art Director. curious about User Experience and a firm believer in mobile first conception. I have integration skills and I love to hack, create, test...make it beautiful and make it function.

Work Experience

France Television

Director Artistique

Working to create visuals for their catalog of shows and series found on re-play and streaming online. On a mission to bring a creative touch to their extensive library. I am in charge of researching images, retouching, creating titles and creating compositions in different formats to bring value to their content. I might compare it to the making of a book-cover, or more directly, the kind of visuals that you can find of Netflix with a much broader catalog. The programs often lack quality images and this is my challenge to create magic from nothing. I love this challenge.
December 2017 - Present Paris, France

GDF Suez

Web Designer

2013 - 2015 Courbevoie, France



Webmaster : Création et développement des sites e-commerce à l’international, mise à jour des offres promotionnelles.
February 2012 - August 2013 Paris, France


Designer, Webmaster

Design Graphique ; Webmaster : Création et production de supports de communication imprimés, campagnes marketing web et email et maintenance de sites web. Clients : Banques, organismes financiers, immoblier...
2009 - 2010 Los Angeles, California, United States

Jim Fish Illustration


ILLUSTRATEUR - Publicités, Journaux, Livres
1991 - 2011 Los Angeles, California, United States


Designer, Webmaster

Design Graphique ; Webmaster : Conception et production de sites web, design
interactif, conception graphique et production print. Clients : Professions libérales
(avocats, thérapeutes), cosmétique...
2005 - 2009 Los Angeles, California, United States


Art Direction, Webmaster

Direction Artistique ; Design Graphique ; Webmaster : Conception et
production pour les sites web, la communication éditée et les medias interactifs.
2000 - 2013 Los Angeles, California, United States

Art Center College Of Design


Taught Illustration class, motion design, special programs including Art Center At Night "portfolio development".
1998 - 2006 Pasadena, California, United States

UCLA Extensions


Taught "hand made design" and "mixed-media and collage" in the UCLA Extensions learning program. A wonderful experience.
2003 - 2012 Los Angeles, California, United States


Art Center College Of Design


Major in Illustration, minor in Fine Art. Graduated with Honors.
January 1989 - January 1991 Pasadena, California, United States

Art Center College Of Design

Web Design : Basic HTML and Intermediate Flash training.
2002 - 2002 California, United States


Training in HTML5, CSS2+3, Adaptive Design and Adobe CS6
August 2013 - 2013 California, United States


English (Native),
French (Advanced),


Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat, Adaptive Design, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe6, CSS4, E-commerce, Extensive Design, HTML5, InDesign CS4, Logo, Photoshop, Retouching, UI, Website, WordPress,