James Miller

Environment Artist, Dreamworks Animation

James Miller has been building environments for franchises such as Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fast and Furious and How to Train your Dragon since 2012, having worked in digital media since 2002. During this time he has worked for ILM, DreamWorks, and Double Negative as a Generalist and continues to thrive off finding new and exciting techniques to add to the proverbial bag of tricks. His environments vary wildly from photoreal to fantasy, but still always iconic ranging from dark and sinister to surreal. He also has a passion for teaching and finds sharing those tricks and techniques with others almost as exciting as discovering them in the first place. James shares first hand techniques from some of the shots he's done for Hollywood productions on his website vfxnomad.com.

  • I know few artists who are not only extremely talented but also passionate about what they do and are constantly pushing themselves. Joe Peterson is definitely one of them. I had the pleasure to work with Joe on many projects and I was very fortunate to able to exchange processes, techniques and knowledge in general which I truly believe has made me a better artist.

    - Fausto De Martini
    Freelance Digital Designer