Clients

icon_commentWHAT CLIENTS SAY

“I've been working with Joe since 2002. That's 50 Super Bowl spots ago. And about 23,535 frames. Til someone figures out that Joe is really the guy who comes up with my shots, I say why ruin a good thing? I am convinced Joe James has some sort of bug planted in my cerebellum. It's scary how much he gets what I am trying to convey. You know how they banned steroids for giving athletes an unfair advantage? Some day they might ban Joe for doing the same for directors. He's that good.”

—Bryan Buckley, Director at Hungry Man

“Joe James at his core is an extraordinary kind man with incredible insight and boundless talent that is evident in every frame Joe draws. Creating illustrations that appeal to ad agencies and clients alike, Joe’s perspective and style captures the essence of the action while leaving room open to interpretation. The majority of work that Joe and I do together is for the food and beverage industry with demanding styles and exacting details. Joe countlessly renders frames with originality and often surprise.”

—Irv Blitz, Director at MJZ

“It doesn't matter where I'm shooting, what time zone, how little time we have—Joe has become a crucial partner and I feel very fortunate to have found him nine years ago. If I can't get Joe—I'd rather do a shot list!”

—Matt Smukler, Director at Community Films

Joe James you are so f*cking money- SLAM DUNK. Boom shakalaka.

—Rob Soucy - Director at Eskimo

I have had the pleasure of working with Yamilca for over three years, and her company is my first call when I need excellent storyboards and a collaborative experience. I have never, ever been disappointed. Recently, I connected Yamilca directly with my client because they had a very fast turn-around schedule, and they needed help. The work was excellent and the client was very happy. Last week, those initial boards needed to be revised and again I called on Yamilca. I was very pressed for time, and extremely challenged with the budget. She was happy to help and made the entire process seamless. We were on time and on budget, and the creative was excellent. Yamilca is lovely, kind and extremely considerate. Her team does outstanding work. They are professional, talented, and truly a joy to work with.

—Gloria Lewis, Executive Producer - Cornerstone Pictures

“My favorite thing about working with Joe is that he always finds a new way to surprise me on every job. Whether it's an angle I never thought of or a way to make the story come through more effectively through the visuals, I know that every time I get another set of boards from him it's going to make the project even better. He's always a great listener and is asking questions I haven't even thought of yet. As a director there is so much going on in your head around prep and to have someone translate all those ideas into visuals that feel so dynamic and exciting is not only great for focusing my process but also getting the crew and agency on board and excited for shoot day. At this point, whether it's boards for the agency or just a few images to help me work through a scene, I can't imagine a shoot without collaborating with Joe and don't hesitate to tell that to any of the other directors I know looking for collaborators.”

—Andrew Wonder, Director at Station Film

“Joe is so great at so many things. I remember when he was just starting out. He was good right out of the gate. Now, he's a Grandmaster.”

—Jim Shooter

“Joe James is the best and if you have a chance to work with him...don't you dare hesitate...I have worked with Joe for many years and rarely have I worked with anyone so professional, friendly, and talented. While he is certainly an exceptional storyboard artist, the fastest and nicest I have ever worked with, he wears a lot of other hats. He is that needle in a creative haystack that you come across every now and then. If you found him, good for you, but don't you dare take him away from everyone else...that wouldn't be fair. The question really is "What Joe can't do?" If you can figure it out, let me know.”

—Mark Tiedemann, Director

“You're the best man, honestly—Bryan and I were just talking about you. How you're our silent partner and you've been with us on all these journeys. A couple thousand people in a couple dozen countries have seen a Joe James drawing. Pretty great!”

—Mino Jarjoura, Oscar-Nominated Producer for Asad

Working with Joe is great. His style reflects how I see a commercial board in my head. Prompt attention to detail and revisions. All around a great experience.

—Kevin Emmons

“Ms. Jackson is one of those rare creative people who does many things well, and moreover, is able to make connections between disciplines. She ‘sees the weave’ She constantly perceives insights that others miss. She can bring to bear design skills while writing or creating, production expertise while designing and creative imagination with regard to production…”

—Jim Shooter

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Production Companies

Since SJS started, we’ve worked with a number of production companies including:

  • A & E Television Network
  • A Different Kind of Animal
  • A White Label Product
  • Accomplice Media
  • Anatomy
  • Anonymous Content
  • Arnold NYC
  • Bisquit Filmworks
  • Bob Industries
  • Chelsea Pictures
  • Click 3x
  • Community Films
  • Compulsive Pictures
  • Cornerstone Pictures
  • Crew Design
  • E+P Films
  • Epoch Films
  • Framestore
  • Furlined, Inc.
  • G.O.O.D.
  • Go Film
  • Grand Large, Inc.
  • Harvest Films
  • HBO
  • Hungry Man
  • Major League Baseball
  • Merchant Cantos
  • MJZ
  • Moxie Pictures
  • Nuamerica
  • O Positive
  • Park Pictures
  • Partizan
  • Radical Media
  • RSA
  • Simpson Films
  • Smuggler
  • Soup-Film Produktion
  • Station Film
  • Suneeva
  • Supply & Demand
  • The Artists Company
  • Tool Of North America
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Uber Content
  • Viacom International

Directors

Just a sampling of the talented people we’ve worked with throughout the years…

  • Joachim Back
  • Irv Blitz
  • Bryan Buckley
  • Neil Burger
  • Ed Burns
  • Allen Coulter
  • Michael Cuesta
  • Bob Giraldi
  • Paul Iannachinno
  • Jim Jenkins
  • Janusz Kaminski
  • Marc Klasfeld
  • David LaChapelle
  • Maurice Marable
  • Bennett Miller
  • Errol Morris
  • Stephen Pearson
  • Hank Perlman
  • David Shane
  • Jim Sheridan
  • Marcos Siega
  • Matt Smukler
  • Chris Spencer
  • Charles Stone
  • Mark Tiedemann
  • Ginger Tougas
  • Kanye West
  • Kenneth Willardt
  • Hype Williams
  • Brett Wright

Features / Television / Music Videos

We’ve worked on hundreds of projects. Here are a few places the concepts have come to life:

  • ABC Promo
  • Bad Boys of Comedy
  • BET Awards
  • Big Love
  • Deadwood
  • Dog Bounty Hunter Promo
  • Empire City
  • Food Network
  • HBO Summer Promos
  • Jennifer Lopez / “Home” Video
  • Justin Timberlake Video
  • Kanye West Video
  • Lifetime Missing
  • Lifetime Show
  • Limitless
  • National Geographic
  • Nickelodeon
  • Sex and the City
  • Six Feet Under Promo
  • Sony Dreams
  • Spike TV
  • Spinning Into Butter
  • The Comeback Promo
  • The Groomsmen
  • The Omen
  • The Sopranos
  • The Starter Wife
  • The Wire
  • Travel Channel
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • True Blood
  • WE
  • WWF