James Yarnell

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About

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.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

10 Nominations 1 Emmy

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

  • Nominee
  • James Yarnell, Production Designer
  • American Idol
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • FOX
  • Girl Group Co.

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

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 - 2005

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

Photos

  • Steve Morden, James Yarnell and John Sparano on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • James Yarnell, Steve Morden, and John Sparano at the 2018 Art Directors and Set Decorators Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
    2 of 3 Photos
  • James Connelly, James Yarnell and guest at the Art Directors/Set Decorators Nominee Reception in Beverly Hills, California.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
    3 of 3 Photos