James S. Baker has been in the animation industry since 1982, as an animator, character-designer and storyboard artist. Originally from Australia, he has been living in the SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area since 1991. In his spare time he self-publishes comics, and threatens to one day make a children’s book.


James S. Baker: Resume

2017-PRESENT. Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville.  Staff Story-Artist:
2023-???? Story-artist on unannounced feature Film.
2021-2022 Story-artist on ”ELiO” feature Film.
2019-2020 Story-artist on ”LUCA” feature Film.
2017-2019. Story-artist on ”SOUL” feature Film.

2012-2017. Freelance Screenwriter/Storyboard Artist:
2017. Leo & King, Emeryville. Storyboards on ”THE INVENTOR” feature Film.
2016. Walt Disney Company, LA. Storyboards on ”MARY POPPINS RETURNS” feature Film.
2016. Ghostbot, Daly City. Storyboards on ”STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY” feature Film.
2014-2015.  Pixar Animation Studios , Emeryville. Story Consultant for development feature projects
2014.  Guiot Enterprises . Screenwriter on ”CUBBY CABOOSE” animated TV series proposal
2014.  Disney TV . Screenwriter on animated TV series proposal
2012.  Goodsmile . Screenwriter on ”THE HALLOWEEN KID” animated TV special 

1997-2012. Freelance Storyboards and Design:
2012. Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville. Storyboards on “THE GOOD DINOSAUR” CGI feature Film
2010-2012. Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville. Storyboards on “INSIDE OUT” CGI feature Film
2012. Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville. Storyboards on “TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT” CGI TV special
2008-2012. Laika Animation Studios, Portland. Storyboards on “BOXTROLLS” stop-motion feature Film
2007. Sony Pictures Animation, Culver City. Storyboards on “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA” CGI feature Film
2006. Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville. Storyboards on “UP” CGI feature Film
2005. Pixar Animation Studios. Storyboards/Design on “WALL-E” CGI feature Film
2003-2005. Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville. Storyboards on “RATATOUILLE” CGI feature Film
2003-2004. Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville. Storyboards on “CARS” CGI feature Film
2001-2002. Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville. Storyboards on “FINDING NEMO” CGI feature Film
2001. PDI/Dreamworks, Palo Alto. Storyboards on “TUSKER” CGI Feature Film proposal
2000. Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville. Concept Design on “FINDING NEMO” CGI feature Film
1999. Wild Brain, San Francisco. Character Design/Storyboards on “HUBERT’s BRAIN” CGI short
1999. Twitching Image, San Francisco. Storyboards on “MONKEYBONE” feature film
1998-1999. ILM, San Rafael. Storyboards on “FRANKENSTEIN” CGI feature Film proposal
1997-1998. Dream Pictures Studio, Santa Monica. Storyboards on “HOPPER” CGI feature film proposal
1997. Wild Brain, San Francisco. visual development on “HANK THE COW DOG” Feature film proposal

1991-1996. Colossal Pictures San Francisco. Staff Animation Director:
1995-1996. Creator, Director/Designer of ”KOALA LUMPUR: JOURNEY TO THE EDGE” CD-rom game
1992-1995. Animation Director/Designer in Commercials department.
1991. Art Director/Character Designer on ”BACK TO THE FUTURE” animated TV series

1986-1990. Globetrotting Animator/Layout artist:
1990-1991. Walt Disney , Paris. Layout Artist on ”DUCK TALES” Direct to video Movie and ”TAILSPIN” TV series
1988-1990. Tokyo Japan. Freelance Illustrator for various Magazines
1988. Toei studios , Tokyo, Japan. ”SUPERMAN” TV series For Ruby Spears, LA
1987. Daiwon Studio , Seoul, Korea Layout Supervisor ”FOOFUR” TV Series
1986. Cuckoo’s Nest Studios , Taipei, Taiwan. Layout Supervisor ”POUND PUPPIES” TV Series.

1981-1986. Animation/Layout Freelancer at various Sydney animation Studios:
1985-1986. Magpie Productions , Sydney. Animator on ” FOOTROT FLATS: THE DOG’S TALE ” Feature film
1983-1985. Hanna-Barbera , Sydney. Animation/Layouts, various  TV Series.  
1981-1982. Hanna-Barbera , Sydney. Inbetweener/Clean-up Artist, various  TV Series.