JJ James

Assistant Professor/Designer

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J.J. JAMES joins the JCCC Theatre Department after working professionally in Los Angeles as a designer and creative director for live events, film and stage. 

Her film credits include production design work in feature films, music videos and commercial content for TV and web. Offscreen, J.J. has designed internationally for live events and museum exhibits. Some of these events and exhibits include: Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor and CHILL in Long Beach, California; Hub Zero, a gaming theme park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Mattel's Hot Wheels exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A.; and the current exhibit at The Hollywood Bowl Museum. 

Additionally, J.J. has also designed many sets over the years for theater productions and live concert stages, including stage designs for The Second City (Hollywood), Lythgoe Family Productions and Shakespeare Dallas, to name a few. She has worked in a design capacity for such musical artists as Leonard Cohen, The Band Perry and Jennifer Lopez. 

J.J. received her bachelor’s degree in theater from Kansas State University and her MFA in stage and costume design from Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.