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December 31, 2013

James Pearse Connelly, Art Directors and Set Decorators

James Pearse Connelly is a production designer for NBC’s The Voice. He has been a dedicated member of the Television Academy since 2007, and despite a schedule replete with production design work, he served on the Art Directors/Set Decorators Peer Group Executive Committee with perfect attendance from 2008 to 2012. Connelly has been a member of the Set Decorators Society of America since 2002 and has maintained good standing with the Art Directors Guild since 2007. In 2009, Connelly’s work for the MTV Video Music Awards was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award, and he is humbled to have had his work recognized with three additional Primetime Emmy nominations.
 
A native of Middletown, New Jersey, Connelly earned a B.F.A. from Rutgers University with a concentration in Set Design. As part of his undergraduate work, he studied at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London exclusively under the resident designer. He supplemented his rigorous coursework with extension courses in digital 3D modeling and illustration.
 
Connelly initially intended to study under the great Broadway designers in New York City, but September 11, 2001, rerouted his journey to San Diego, where he was the youngest resident property shop supervisor at the San Diego Repertory Theater and property shop shopper/buyer at the Old Globe Theatre. After two years in San Diego, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he was art director on the acclaimed feature film The Kids Are All Right and has worked across a number of television genres — from reality competition to variety to infotainment to live spectacle. In addition to the MTV Music Video Awards and six seasons with The Voice, his credits include Extra: Universal City Walk, Lopez Tonight, the GLAAD Media Awards and Top Chef Live. Other favorite credits also include The Sing-Off, America’s Best Dance Crew, California Lottery: Make Me a Millionaire, Flavor of Love, 54th Annual Grammy Awards: Tent, and Duets. His digital broadband credits include 360-cam for Twitter, the OWN show and digital studio, The Crew for Fremantle, ABC recaps and countless web commercials.
 
When not busy with The Voice, Connelly fills his time with as many design projects for the digital format as possible, including film shorts, commercials, digital broadband projects, red carpet stations, even art installations.
James Pearse Connelly is a production designer for NBC’s The Voice. He has been a dedicated member of the Television Academy since 2007, and despite a schedule replete with production design work, he served on the Art Directors/Set Decorators Peer Group Executive Committee with perfect attendance from 2008 to 2012. Connelly has been a member of the Set Decorators Society of America since 2002 and has maintained good standing with the Art Directors Guild since 2007. In 2009, Connelly’s work for the MTV Video Music Awards was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award, and he is humbled to have had his work recognized with three additional Primetime Emmy nominations.
 
A native of Middletown, New Jersey, Connelly earned a B.F.A. from Rutgers University with a concentration in Set Design. As part of his undergraduate work, he studied at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London exclusively under the resident designer. He supplemented his rigorous coursework with extension courses in digital 3D modeling and illustration.
 
Connelly initially intended to study under the great Broadway designers in New York City, but September 11, 2001, rerouted his journey to San Diego, where he was the youngest resident property shop supervisor at the San Diego Repertory Theater and property shop shopper/buyer at the Old Globe Theatre. After two years in San Diego, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he was art director on the acclaimed feature film The Kids Are All Right and has worked across a number of television genres — from reality competition to variety to infotainment to live spectacle. In addition to the MTV Music Video Awards and six seasons with The Voice, his credits include Extra: Universal City Walk, Lopez Tonight, the GLAAD Media Awards and Top Chef Live. Other favorite credits also include The Sing-Off, America’s Best Dance Crew, California Lottery: Make Me a Millionaire, Flavor of Love, 54th Annual Grammy Awards: Tent, and Duets. His digital broadband credits include 360-cam for Twitter, the OWN show and digital studio, The Crew for Fremantle, ABC recaps and countless web commercials.
 
When not busy with The Voice, Connelly fills his time with as many design projects for the digital format as possible, including film shorts, commercials, digital broadband projects, red carpet stations, even art installations.
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