James Glina


California State University San Bernardino

Victor Valley College



Graphic Design 2003

Photography 2005

Digital Animation Artist/Softimage 2011

Digital Animation Artist 2011



Dominion Enterprise/Trader Publishing Company (280 magazine titles) also known
as Auto Trader.

The Desert Sun Newspaper

Desert Magazine


LQ Magazine

Healthy Living

The Real Estate Source for the
Desert Resort Cities

Desert Post Weekly

San Bernardino Sun News Paper

Chaparral Motorsports


Ads and Co-op Ads for:

Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GM, GEM, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, InfinitiI, Suzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, Regal, Saab, Saturn, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Aprilla, Bombardier, Can-am, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Norton, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha, and Victory.


Professional Titles:

Photography, Graphic Design,
and Illustration Editor (Photo-Graphic-Illustration-Editor)

Graphic Designer


Event Programmer

Artist Statement

As an artist I hold many titles: Graphic Designer, illustrator, painter, photographer, and multimedia artist. In my artwork I combine traditional and digital media. Being Asian-American, my work and style are heavily influenced by traditional and contemporary Asian culture and art.


My artwork always has an idea and/or story to tell. All subject matter comes from Asian culture: national, international, working-class, corporate, popular, youth and counter-culture. My work is influenced by: books, movies, history, myth, fashion and religious beliefs. The tone of my work carries the ideas and feelings of sexuality, science fiction, fantasy, violence, politics and everyday life.


In my narrative I use the contemporary style of storytelling--Manga--entertaining visual. The narrative style of Manga can come from multiple angles and point of view. It can start from a peaceful state and evolve into a totally absurd, weird, strange, chaotic state--then return to normal. Manga is ever-adapting to its environment and burrs the line between mass media and fine art.


People are the focus of traditional and contemporary Asian culture and art. People are also my focus. I want my work to influence people on a daily basis, affect how people see themselves, each other and their relationships to the world. My work is filled with images of people. Many of the characters have exaggerated facial expressions, are visibly excited, shocked, distraught, embarrassed or annoyed--they might swoon, cry, be sweet or bleed.


The overall nature of my art is the clashing of East meets West. I try to show how Eastern culture is now influencing the West and creating a more unified international contemporary culture. All of this can be seen in graphic designs, illustrations, and paintings.

Technical Skills

Experienced in page layout, logo design, packaging design, cartography, image editing, advertising and digital matte painting. Troubleshoot and maintain camera-ready Ads, PDFs, Co-op Ads and templates. Multimedia: camera operator, video nonlinear editing, web site design, microphones: boundary, dynamic, condenser, ribbon microphones and boom. Illustrate character  designs and storyboards for use in advertising and film.  Experienced in color and black and white photography. Experienced in developing and processing color and black and white photographs, digital printing and editing. Experienced user/operator of 35mm SLR, medium format, large format, digital SLR cameras and DV video cameras. Experienced user of studio strobes, flash for portraits, models, advertising, fashion, product photography and stage lighting in plays and films.

Project Management Skills

Created marketing concepts for specific target groups for events and workshops promoting nonprofit organization. Supervise work crews coordinated artist from musical to visual artists.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Trained over 30 people in handling peer advising/counseling, leadership, team building, conflict resolution, maintain classified and confidential files. Conducted training in Customer Relations dealing with multiple cultures.

Computer Skills

Operation System: MAC, PC, Round House, Advantage, and Miles 33.

Design Programs: Photoshop, Freehand, Illustrator, In Design, Quark Express, Light Room. Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Media 100, Adobe Premiere, Dream Weaver, and Flash.






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