James Burns

B.F.A., drawing and painting, University of Cincinnati, 1981

"I really enjoy teaching some of the things I've learned over the years."

James Burns | Motion media design professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Southeastern Regional Emmy for outstanding achievement, two Best of Gannett Awards for outstanding news animations, Associated Press Award for Best News Series


Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonist Society

Previous Positions

Broadcast designer, Television by Design, Turner Broadcasting and Gannett Production Services; freelancer

Publications and presentations

  • International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy, 2011
  • "Mama!," Bologna, Italy, 2011
  • "The Big Book of Fashion Illustration," United Kingdom, 2007
  • "Not My Small Diary" - 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th editions