I am currently Head of Motion Design in the School of Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
I am the Leader of Public Media Spaces in the Smart Cities Research Institute and Member of the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies.
I am an internationally experienced, awarded designer, media artist and creative problem solver who takes a human-centred design approach to projects across industries including design, entertainment, health, education, and retail. A skilled leader and educator, adaptable across areas of visual design, motion design, animation, interactive media, digital art, user experience design, service design and the built environment.
Publications
Berrett, J. (2018, November). Media architecture: Content with purpose for the public. In Proceedings of the 4th Media Architecture Biennale Conference (pp. 28-34).
Non-Traditional Research Outputs
2018, Watershed, Melbourne Knowledge Week 2018, The Hub, Meat Market, North Melbourne.
2018, Rendering the invisible, visible, 664 Collins Street, Melbourne.
2017, NDIS for Adults and Children, Health Animation, AccessHC, Melbourne.
Invited Talks & Panels
2020, Motion Design: A Visual Evolution, Liaoning Communication University, China.
2019, Tools and Techniques for Digital Placemaking, Place Week, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
2018, Academic Research for Design, VeGA Camp, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany.
2018, Animation Schools Exchange, FMX Conference, Stuttgart, Germany.
2018, Interactive Media, GameZone, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany.
2017, International Guest Speaker, Akademie Mode & Design, Düsseldorf Germany.
2017, Motion Design and Character Movement, Köln International School of Design, Köln, Germany.
2017, International Guest Speaker, Köln International School of Design, Köln, Germany.
2017, International Guest Speaker, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany.
Awards
2019, Swinburne, Outstanding Academic Teacher, Swinburne University of Technology.
2018, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellors Industry Engagement Award, Highly Commended., Swinburne University of Technology.
2017, Swinburne, Outstanding Academic Teacher, Swinburne University of Technology.
2017, Swinburne, Dean's Award - Teaching and Learning, Swinburne University of Technology.
2016, Swinburne, Excellent Academic Teacher, Swinburne University of Technology.
2015, Swinburne, Outstanding Academic Teacher, Swinburne University of Technology.
2013, Swinburne, Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Design, Swinburne University of Technology.
2012, Swinburne, Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Design, Swinburne University of Technology.
2010, National, Red Dot Award: Communication Design, Mission H2O., Swinburne University of Technology.
2008, National, Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, Cultural Multimedia Design, Mission H2O., Swinburne University of Technology.
Currently Teaching
Motion Graphics Project
Motion Design Capstone Project​​​​​​​
Animation and Motion Graphics
Post Production for Digital Video
3D Character Modelling
Roles
2019-Present, Head of Motion Design, Swinburne University of Technology.
2018-Present, Leader, Public Media Spaces, Swinburne University of Technology.
2017-Present, Human-Centred Designer & Researcher, Centre for Design Innovation - Future Self & Design Living Lab, Swinburne University of Technology.
2018-2019, Innovation Precinct Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology.
2016-2017, Victorian Council Member, Australian Graphic Design Association
2013-2014, Sessional Lecturer in Animation and Interactive media, RMIT University.
2009-2013, Sessional Lecturer in Design, Swinburne University of Technology.
2007-2008, Visual Effects Artist, Absentlight
2006-Present, Freelance Motion Design and Interactive Media, James Michael Berrett
Media Architecture Biennale, China
Media Architecture Biennale, China
Teaching, Swinburne University of Technology
Teaching, Swinburne University of Technology
Place Week, The University of Melbourne
Place Week, The University of Melbourne