Jolene James Dames


Dames is an experienced set designer, art director, scenic charge artist and buyer. She has worked in set decoration, props and the art department supplying numerous productions with specific hand painted pieces, photography and art for sets. In her own work, Dames specializes in large-scale paintings using photographs. Her current listed works for sale are inspired from her travels. 

As a designer, Dames specializes in creating the atmosphere, tone and style of sets, businesses and homes by designing the physical surroundings and creative elements. Primarily working in the art department for films, television and theater, she has extensive experience on set and in supervisory positions such as designer, art director and charge painter and she has held positions as a set decoration buyer, charge props painter, props assistant, and buyer.

Dames works as a consultant for creative projects of any size with experience in strategy, problem-solving, artistic development/direction, idea generating and implementation. She is a certified feng shui consultant who pays close attention to the art placement, color treatment, and overall design.

Dames holds a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with additional studies in: philosophy, literature, studio arts, technical theater, and sociology. She is certified as a feng shui consultant, life coach and TEFL/TESOL instructor. She has attended seminars and independent courses on energy anatomy, dream interpretation, color therapy and energy psychology.

Current credits are listed below. Click on the links to find out more about Artists on Call services, shop for artwork at the Made by Dames Store or visit her website for more information.


IMDB Logo (James)
The Outsiders (TV Series, set dec)
Concussion (buyer)
South Paw (painter)
Those Who Kill (TV Series, set painter)
Supah Ninjas (TV Series, set dec)
Promised Land (props)
Jack Reacher (set painter)
The Dark Knight Rises (set painter)
The Avengers (set painter)
Warrior (scenic artist)
Super 8 (props assistant)
I Am Number Four (set painter)
Love & Other Drugs (scenic gang boss)
Unstoppable (set painter)
Justified (TV Series, set dec)
She’s Out of My League (scenic artist)
Three Rivers (TV Series, gang boss)
Sorority Row (set painter)
The Road (set painter)
Homecoming (on-set painter)
Prince of Motor City (TV, scenic)
Zack and Miri (scenic artist)
Mothman Prophecies (scenic asst)
Theater: Disgraced, Othello, Clybourne Park, True West, Company, Our Town, Other Desert Cities, , How to Succeed in Business , Big River, High Button Shoes, Singin’ in the Rain, Pirates of Penzance, Pippin’, Lil’ Abner, Freud’s Last Session , Good People, The Chief, Private Lives, Red, 1776, Art, Around the World in 80 Days, Circle Mirror Transformation, Superior Donuts, Camelot, As You Like It, Candida, Mid Summers Nights Dream, Moon for Misbegotten, World Goes ‘Round, Radio Golf, Amadeus, Broadway: The Play, The Weir, Fences, The Glass Menagerie, Atilla, Romantic Poetry, Bhutan, A Steady Rain, Man of LaMancha, A Streetcar Named Desire, Monky Business, Bye, Bye Birdie, A Living Christmas Tree, Peter Pan, MacBeth, West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Miser, The Diary of Anne Frank, Grand Hotel 
Commercials & Related Venues
UPMC, Commercial
Bulova Watches, Commercial
Highmark, Commercial
Gatorade (Sidney Crosby), Commercial
Lights in the Dark, Vinegar Hill Prod.
Johnny and the Sprites, Disney
ESPN News & Albany News 
Dora the Explorer,Pgh Children’s Museum
Mister Rogers,Pgh Children’s Museum
Rainbow Room, Pgh Children’s Museum
Ice Age, 20th Century Fox Celebration
Woman in White, by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Broadway
Chris Angel Productions, Live
Blue Man Group, Live Performance
Punchline, Music Video