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James Yarnell

James Yarnell grew up in England, where he earned a B.A. (Hons) degree in 3 Dimensional Design. In 1995 he came to the U.S., where he found work as a production assistant on Dallas. This led to work on various television shows. He eventually began working with the renowned Roy Christopher and Bruce Ryan. Today, Yarnell works as a production designer; he has earned multiple Primetime Emmy nominations, and in 2009 won an Emmy for the art direction on American Idol. Yarnell is currently the production designer of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol.

James Yarnell grew up in England, where he earned a B.A. (Hons) degree in 3 Dimensional Design. In 1995 he came to the U.S., where he found work as a production assistant on Dallas. This led to work on various television shows. He eventually began working with the renowned Roy Christopher and Bruce Ryan. Today, Yarnell works as a production designer; he has earned multiple Primetime Emmy nominations, and in 2009 won an Emmy for the art direction on American Idol. Yarnell is currently the production designer of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol. He has served on the Art Directors/Set Decorators Peer Group Executive Committee for six years.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

10 Nominations 1 Emmy

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Reality-Competition Series - 2018

  • Nominee
  • James Yarnell, Production Designer
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • "Night At The Movies, Halloween, Season Finale"
  • ABC
  • BBC Studios

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming - 2013

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming - 2011

  • Nominee
  • James Yarnell, Production Designer
  • American Idol
  • "Episode 1018"
  • FOX
  • FremantleMedia North America, Inc. and 19 TV Ltd.

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming - 2010

  • Nominee
  • James Yarnell, Production Designer
  • American Idol
  • "Idol Gives Back"
  • FOX
  • FremantleMedia North America, Inc. and 19 TV Ltd.

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming - 2009

  • Winner
  • James Yarnell, Art Director
  • American Idol
  • "Episode 821/822"
  • FOX
  • FremantleMedia North America, Inc. and 19 TV Ltd.

Outstanding Art Direction For A Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming - 2008

  • Nominee
  • James Yarnell, Production Designer
  • MADtv
  • "Episode # 1315"
  • FOX
  • Girl Group Co.

Outstanding Art Direction For A Variety, Music Program, Or Special - 2006

  • Nominee
  • James Yarnell, Art Director
  • American Idol
  • FOX
  • FremantleMedia North America, Inc. and 19 TV Ltd.

Outstanding Art Direction For A Variety, Music Program, Or Special - 2006

Outstanding Art Direction For A Variety, Music Program, Or Special - 2005

  • Nominee
  • James Yarnell, Art Director
  • American Idol
  • FOX
  • FremantleMedia North America, Inc. and 19 TV Ltd.

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