Jim has worked as a professional artist in various capacities since 1987. He has a BFA in illustration from the California College of the Arts.

Jim currently teaches game development for the Art Institute Inland Empire campus. He previously worked in game development as a character artist. He has contributed to many shipped titles including Final Four basketball 99 – 04, JetX20, Darkwatch and The Bourne Conspiracy.

Jim lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.