James Otis Smith

Video Editor, Illustrator

New York, NY, USA

Work Experience

The NY Frequency

Video Editor

Music, promotional and industrial videos for various, including NY Knicks, Levi’s, MLB, Essence Fest, Scion, Spin Magazine, Sizzla, Pete Rock, Monse, Inas X, Moving Mountains, China Blak, Camp Carton for kids with Tourette Syndrome, etc.
October 2007 - Present New York, United States

Adrienne Nicole Productions

Production Artist

Character design, storyboards and animatics for various, including New York Power Authority, Exagen Diagnostics, etc.
November 2014 - October 2015 New York, United States


Asst. Graphic Designer, Children's Books

Proofing, layout and art correction.
November 2012 - September 2014 New York, United States


Production Artist

Interior and jacket artist for children's and YA books from Clarion, HarperCollins, Hill & Wang; production artist for SyFy Channel's Warehouse 13; illustrator for U.N. Hunger Project and corporate sales.
January 2005 - December 2012 New York, United States


Set PA

Various film and video productions, primarily tv commercials and short films.
1995 - 2001 New York, United States

Sudden Manhattan

Set Decorator

Designed and painted props and locations for the film "Sudden Manhattan," dir. Adrienne Shelly.
1995 - 1995 New York, United States


Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Motion Graphics , Writing,