Ryan James was born on December 1st 1988 in the Caribbean island of Trinidad. In 2008 he enrolled at SCAD The University for Creative Careers, (Formally known as the Savannah College of Art and Design) in Savannah Georgia, USA and he graduated cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Illustration in 2012.
During his time in college he has shown interest in many different areas of art where his skills as an illustrator can be applied. Under the publishing company Paria Publishing in Trinidad, he has illustrated two storybooks by Trinidadian children’s book author Andy Campbell in 2009 and 2010. He has shown interest in concept art, visual development and storyboarding for movies and video games. As an artist he prefers the route of the narrative and story telling over conceptual image making, and in 2012 self published his first book that was entirely written and illustrated himself entitled: “The Tale of the Forest Guardians"

Currently located in Trinidad he can be contacted for freelance work, commissions, and collaborative endeavors at:


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