Jim Roldan: Adjunct - Foundations, Design

James "Jim" Roldan

BFA Liberal Arts Faculty


BFA Illustration - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Certificate - Adobe Photoshop - Pioneer Computer School of Visual Arts
MFA Visual Arts - New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire


email - JimRoldan@nhia.edu
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“Born in New York City; spent the latter part of my wonder years in New Hampshire. My first memorable childhood gift was a box of 64 Crayola crayons (with the built-in sharpener). As a kid I always drew: cartoon characters, animals, comic book heroes, dinosaurs, spaceships-all the good stuff! Ignoring the concerned looks on my parents faces, I eventually went to an art school, the Rhode Island School of Design, and graduated with a BFA degree in Illustration

After a few years of working in a graphic design studio in New Hampshire, I started my own business illustrating ads, logos, magazines, newspapers, posters, books and the occasional cartoon character, spaceship or comic book hero. I live and work in East Hampstead, NH in a house I share with my wife, two cats and a couple of hedgehogs.” 

Jim Rolden