Jimmy Cross 

Worked on cartoons, movies, toy, package, logo & mascot uniform design, games, e-books, traditional books, mobile apps, comic books and have pitched many show ideas 

- Producer, director, timing director, concept artist, character design, background, clean-up, storyboards, voice over 

- Management of artist and materials from script to screen 

- Strong understanding of animation production & post-production 

- Good understanding of different video/audio formats and hardware 

- Adobe Creative Cloud - Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, After Effects, Flash 

- Maya, Final Cut, Unity, MS, Manga Studio, Storyboard Pro, Sketchbook Pro 

- Microsoft Office -Word, PowerPoint 

- 2D, Illustration, light html. & coding, UI/UX design 

- Proficient with both Mac and PC 

- Rotoscope in Photoshop and After effects

Clients

Jimmy pours his heart out into his work and it shows in every frame. A 20+ year veteran and a student of Cal Arts Institute, Jimmy started his professional animation career at Saban and DIC Entertainment as a development artist helping both animation studios create successful animation series and establishing himself as a talented and diverse artist. From there he moved over to Fox Kids where he further honed his craft, working with several distinguished veteran producers. While at Fox Kids and Warner Bros., James developed and directed his own projects in addition to storyboarding and designing for several established brands. He's worked for many clients including the NFL (Helped in creating the NFL RUSHZONE), McDonald's, Skechers, Olympics, Coleco, Sprout, Disney and ABC Mouse. He is also the creator of the award winning preschool series, IT'S MONKEY TIME! where he produced and directed under his label, Semaj Entertainment.  Jimmy is passionate about giving back to his community by speaking to kids and helping young artists find their voice in animation.  He's also the father of four with his wonderful wife! 

 2019 Jimmy Cross

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