Hello & welcome to my website!

I’m James ‘Jimbo’ Picton a Australian digital media artist and award-winning teacher, currently based in Canberra, Australia.


Looking for my CV? Please visit my LinkedIn page.


  • 2022: Practice-led research PhD (ongoing)
  • 2016: Grad Cert in Creative Industries (with Distinction)
  • 2014: TAE10 Qualified Assessor and Instructor
  • 2007: Grad Dip of Learning & Teaching (with Distinction)
  • 2006: Bachelor of Multimedia Studies (with Distinction)
  • 1998: Cert IV Information Technology – Network Support
  • 1997: Cert IV Information Technology – Software Support

Teaching experience

I hold open teacher registration through the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) and have experience spanning a variety of roles in a range of teaching and learning environments.

I have taught primary school students, army personnel and university students.
I engage and excite my students. Learning is fun (or should be!)
I expect and welcome diversity in the classroom.
I understand that students learn in different ways and cater for this.
I design quality contemporary curriculum, learning resources.
I create awesome & award-winning eLearning / online learning content.
I apply authentic assessment techniques.

You can read more about my teaching background, here.

Tools of the trade

I’m proficient with traditional and digital media including:

  • traditional media
    • pencil;
    • pen & ink;
    • acrylic,
    • watercolour, and
    • oil paint;
  • creative software
    • Animate;
    • Audition;
    • Dreamweaver;
    • Photoshop;
    • Illustrator;
    • Corel Painter;
    • Procreate;
    • Construct 3;
    • Unity;
    • Twine, and
    • VideoScribe.
  • eLearning authoring
    • Adobe Captivate;
    • Articulate Storyline;
    • Lectora, and
    • Moodle.
  • digital learning environments
    • HTML5;
    • CSS;
    • Blackboard;
    • Moodle;
    • WordPress, and
    • Virtual Classrooms (Education Queensland).
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
    • Google Tiltbrush;
    • Kingspray;
    • Oculus Medium, and
    • Oculus Quill.
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
    • Eyejack Creator.

Who inspires me?

I am inspired by Australian artists David Bromley, Norman Lindsay and Sidney Nolan, but love those artists who create their best work at war, either on paper or the side of an aircraft. On the digital front, I love the work of my students along with industry heavyweights Shaun TanAdam Phillips, and my good pal Dr Stuart ‘Sutu’ Campbell.