James is a founding partner of Echo Mobile and a Technical Director with over 13 years of experience of leading convergent media projects. He works with production companies to deliver content and stories to audiences through any available screen – particularly the ubiquitous screens of mobile devices.
James has been the Technical Director on award winning websites such as theborder.ca, thisisdanielcook.com, thisisemilyyeung.com, shortsinmotion.com, and burnttoastopera.com. It is through projects such as these that he has brought games, video, contests and other content to cell phone users. In 2007 shortsinmotion.com won the “Best Made for Mobile Video Service” at the Global Mobile Awards, and the “Mobile Program Enhancement Award” at the Banff World Television Awards. In 2008, theborder.ca launched the first nationwide mobile contest to use QR Codes, a mobile technology that is quickly gaining popularity around the world.
In 2006 James was invited to teach Flash Lite for mobile devices at China’s foremost university for design, the Central Academy of Fine Arts; and returned in 2007 for another teaching engagement. He currently teaches at George Brown College in Toronto. James is an advisory board member for Seneca College’s Digital Media Arts program. He has spoken on the topic of mobile technologies at colleges and universities, as well as conferences such as FITC and Doc:IT!. In 2006 he was the recipient of the “Programmer of the Year” award at the Canadian New Media Awards.
Previously James was Technical Director for marblemedia, Lead Architect for Infinet Communications, and Team Lead for extendMedia. He graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in New Media.