prefer to be playing outside, but when I have to be indoors, I really like to make things. Over the years I have had the pleasure to create designs, photographs, illustrations, books, websites and animations for individuals and large corporations. My work has been honored nationally and internationally and featured in numerous books, magazines, galleries and museums. In addition, I have been an instructor at the School of Visual Arts and at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. I hope that you enjoy some of what you see here.



Jim Carroll





   Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Honors, SUNY Purchase





   Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer, Animator & Author: 2000-Present

   Jim Carroll Studio

   Projects include: web content, website design, books, catalogues, posters,

   annual reports, fliers, animations and logos.


   Papa's Backpack. (2015) Sleeping Bear Press, Ann Arbor, MI

   Author and illustrator


   Children’s Book Author & Illustrator, 2008-Present

   The Boy and the Moon. (2010) Sleeping Bear Press, Ann Arbor, MI

   Author, illustrator and designer





  • Queens College: Queens, NY. • Print and web materials for the Arts Center

  • Louis Armstrong House Museum: Queens, NY. • Print and web materials

  • The Brideport Company: San Ramone, CA. • Print and web materials

  • Time Warner: New York, NY. • CD Design

  • Blue Note Records: New York, NY. • CD artwork

  • Toshiba-EMI Records: London, United Kingdom. • CD artwork

  • Warner Brothers Records: New York, NY. • CD artwork and design

  • BMG Music: Nashville, TN. • CD artwork

  • SONY: Nashville, TN. • CD artwork

  • Duracell: Bethel, CT. • Print and packaging design

  • The Boston Children’s Museum: Boston, MA. • Graphic design and photography

  • The Clark Museum: Williamstown, MA. • Graphic design

  • United Church of Christ: New York, NY. • Graphic design and illustration

  • Anheuser-Bush: St. Louis, MO. • Illustration and photography

  • The Limited: Columbus, OH. • Art direction and graphic design

  • TV Guide: New York, NY. • Illustration

  • Polaroid: Concord, MA. • Photography and illustration

  • The Port Authority of NY/NJ: New York, NY. • Graphic design

  • HarperCollins: New York, NY. • Book cover illustrations

  • Disney Hyperion: New York, NY. • Book cover illustrations

  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill: New York, NY. • Book cover illustrations

  • Scholastic: New York, NY. • Book cover illustrations

  • Puffin Books: New York, NY. • Book cover illustrations

  • Harlequin: Ontario, Canada. • Book cover illustrations

  • Simon & Schuster: New York, NY. • Book cover illustrations

  • Penguin: New York, NY. • Book cover illustrations





   Art Teacher, 2002

   Chatham Central Schools, Chatham, NY

   Course: Introduction to Computer Art. Beginners course for 7th and 8th graders


   Instructor, 1996-1997

   School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

   Course: Fine Art, Photography and the Computer. Photoshop for photography majors


   Instructor, 1994-1995

   Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

   Course: Art and the Computer. Drawing, painting, collage and Photoshop





  • Bostic, Mary Burzlaff. 2011 Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market. Palm Coast, FL:

    Writer’s Digest Books, 2010

  • Hartman, Annessa. Adobe Photoshop CS4. Clifton Park, NY:

    Delmar Learning, 2008. P. 212-215

  • Evans, Poppy. Exploring the Elements of Design. Clifton Park, NY:

    Delmar Learning, 2003

  • Evans, Poppy. Fresh Ideas in Photoshop. Cincinnati, OH:

    North Light Books, 1998. P. 124-127

  • Kojima, Hisaka. Digital Image Creation. Berkeley, CA:

    Peachpit Press, 1996. P. 49-64

  • Checchi, Rosanna. Zoom International. Milano, Italy:

    Edrice Progresso, 1995. P. 28-33

  • Communications Arts, Step by Step Graphics, How and Print magazines. 1986-1995






  • Tribute to those lost on September 11, 2001, The United Nations, New York, NY, 2002


  • REVOLUTION: Leading digital artists, The Leonardo DaVinci Museum of Art

     and Technology, Milan, Italy,1996





   • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, international portfolio competition, first place, 2008

   • NY Book Award, book cover illustration, first place, 1996

   • The Port Authority of NY-NJ, annual report design award, first place, 1992






   • Software capabilities include: Adobe Creative Suite / Creative Cloud

     (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Edge Animate, Muse, Acrobat and Business Catalyst)

   • Unique ability to blend traditional techniques with new media imaging software

   • Strong communication and interpersonal skills