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.
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-T” 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
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
1989-1990. 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.