James explains things. Things like nanotechnology, biotechnology, vertical farming, artificial meat, synthetic biology, antibiotic resistance, blood pressure, micro-finance, the provision of disability services, database manipulation and critical thinking.
He uses conversational language and appealing visuals to produce award-winning, animated and narrated explainer videos, illustrations and infographics.
He's been involved in awareness of and engagement with emerging science and technology for 20 years(!), having started as a researcher with the future-focused television series Beyond 2000 in 1996. During this time he's researched, written, designed or developed factual content for a diverse set of local and international clients including Discovery, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Oxfam, Swinburne University, Orange County Water District and Marine Stewardship Council.
His best known recent works are two series of Critical Thinking produced for TechNYou and with scripts by Mike McCrae. Series 2 won best animation in the 2013 Scinema awards.
James is currently Manager at Explanovision (formerly the Visuals Department of Bridge8), is based at a co-working studio in Brunswick East and lives 15 minutes away by bike, with his wife, two children and a small dinosaur.