What’s up, I’m James, an art director and motion designer based out of Chicago.
“James was always quick to grasp and learn new design concepts and techniques and adopt them into his workflow. He was constantly able to deliver stellar work under very tight deadlines. His sharp sense of humor and keen eye were readily apparent in all of his work. He was also very responsive to guidance and constructive criticism; assimilating it easily, while also building upon it to develop his own unique style. I’ll definitely be following his career trajectory and look forward to working with him again in the future.“
Leo Burnett | Motion Design Lead/Sr. Art Director
“James was a joy to work with at The Onion. He came on as an intern and proved himself an invaluable asset, so we’ re bringing him in to work on a regular basis. His aptitude to learn new programs, technical skill sets and work flows was head turning for a young designer right out of school. He was fun to work next to too. He’s also tall.“
Onion News Network | Creative Director
“James Brennan is a motion designer of the highest caliber. Not only does he bring a strong design sensibility and a thorough technical knowledge to any project he works on, but also initiative, organization, and a collaborative spirit. I would highly recommend him for any project.“
Onion News Network | Producer
Art Direction & Branding
My style combines knowledge of modern design trends with an appetite for breaking the rules. When I create something, my goal is to strike a unique balance between visual, audio, voice and tone. I have experience as an art director and visual guardian for an entire network and I’ve directed and produced several projects for broadcast and web.