My name is James McDonald and I am a digital artist. My specialties include computer-generated imagery (CGI) for advertising as well as digital retouching for the fashion, retail and creative industries.
Currently I hold the role of senior CGI artist at Prodigious, Sydney where I work on campaigns for major global brands. Previously, I have been the Head of 3D and Retouching at BMF Advertising in Sydney, Australia where I lead a team of artists and have a great time doing it.
I take on small and large jobs (and anything in between) and pride myself on my ability to deliver the large-scale results of a bigger studio for a fraction of the price.
I excel at developing teams and pipelines which can scale according to the scope of the job. This ensures that every dollar is spent on achieving your vision as efficiently and economically as possible.
Along with my Bachelor of Digital Media degree, I am also trained in Visual Effects and CGI from the Digital Animation and Visual Effects School, which has given me a very thorough grasp of the creative pipeline from start to finish. I work in a range of industry-standard software, including Adobe Photoshop (and the related Creative Suite), The Foundry’s Modo and Nuke, and Autodesk Maya, which allows for easy collaboration with your existing workflow.
In my down time, you will usually find me waist deep in a river, angling for my next catch of Murray Cod, or rocketing along on my beloved motorcycle. I am always up for a chat, so if you want to talk about anything from a project to the weather, feel free to drop me a line or shoot me an email.