James spent his early years as a puppeteer, sign painter and silk-screener.
He has been involved with computer related design for over thirty years and was one of
the first artists to work with emerging computer technologies in graphic design. Working as
a benchmark designer for the Dutch Company, Aesthedes, during its introduction, he was
instrumental in the software’s positioning as a graphics leader.
Faulkner then moved on to create graphics for print and package design while on staff at
the Rod Dyer Group, Los Angeles. Here he worked with designers across the globe as he
educated them on computer-generated graphics. Further, he participated in numerous
trade shows and conferences where he served as a demo artist.
In addition, he has an extensive background in print and television. Over the past twelve
years he has freelanced and been on staff at Telepictures/Warner Bros and CBS working both
as a designer and graphic artist in promo design and the daily production of television
show's such as "Crime Watch Daily", “Celebrity Justice” and “Extra”. He has also produced work for ABC,
Castlerock Entertainment, Fox Kids, Fox Family and Warner Bros. James also volunteers his
time as Art Director for the Mount Wilson Trail Race and DJ for a Sierra Madre based
online radio station.
Throughout his career, James has maintained a passion to explore and learn.
During intense periods of study, he has attended the following:
West Sussex College of Design, Sussex, England
San Francisco Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California
Art & Film Institute, Los Angeles, California
California State Polytechnic University, Pamona, California
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
Honors & Awards
2 Emmy Awards for Graphic Design - in 1992 and 1994.
In addition, he was awarded the Silver Award from the Broadcast Designers Association. Numerous honorable mentions.
Gallery 800, "Art Unites" North Hollywood, Ca. 2019
Gallery 800 "Family of Artists" North Hollywood, Ca 2018
Arroyo Arts Collective, "Remembrance Art Exhibit"
Los Angeles, Ca. 2018
Belles Nest, " Solo Exhibit" Sierra Madre, Ca.
Balconi Coffee Company, "French New Wave Show" Los Angeles, Ca 2014
The Sun Gallery, "Transformations Group Show"
Hayward Ca. 0211
Altadena Public Library, "Solo Exhibit" Altadena, Ca. 2010
Sierra Madre City Hall, " Solo Exhibit" Sierra Madre Ca. 2006
Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, "Group Show" UCSC, 1997
The Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, Ca., "Angels Show" 1996
James Faulkner’s work is included in numerous private collections throughout the United
States and Europe.
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