James Iles is a storyboard artist and illustrator working in the feature film and television industry.

Since joining Doctor Who's art department at the BBC in Cardiff in 2007, he has worked with a wide range of directors, also designing props and characters.


James' other projects include feature films such as  the forthcoming The Crow, working with Director Corin Hardy, and Sherlock for Hartswood Films.


James works on a freelance basis for a range of clients in the UK and US including Relativity Media, CBS, Open Road films, Hartswood Films, and the BBC. He also provides commissioned artwork for private collectors, and leads workshops in pre-production illustration for film and television at universities in the UK.


Working with writer Andy Field, James illustrated the science fiction and statistics book, An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma. Published by SAGE Publications,the book was shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016.


His storyboarding process involves planning all required beats / shots with the director using rough thumbnail sketches. James will then produce more polished storyboards based on these sketches to arrive at a clear and dynamic visual guide based on the director's vision in preparation for filming.

From 2016-2017 James worked as storyboard artist for the action comedy Show Dogs with director Raja Gosnell, starring Will Arnett, in addition to independent films, whilst writing and developing a number of his own feature films.


He lives in Helsinki, Finland, and frequently relocates to the UK for the duration of productions as required.


If you'd like to find out more about any of James'  work, see something specific or enquire about his work availability, please feel free to get in touch via email or telephone.