The Artist



Meet the artist, creator and owner of The Planet Jay

Hey! I’m James Anowai, who also go by the name Jay. I’m an artist, a lover of pizza, anime, video games, basketball, poetry and exploration from Queens, NY. Oh and I’m a huge Marvel fan! I’ve been sketching pretty much most of my life since the age of 4, that was the time I discovered my gift as an artist and grew to love everything about art.

I usually draw a lot of cartoons and anime, but recently got into sketching portraits back in 2015. I’m also learning many other skills in the field of art – designing logos, animations, creating ads, photography and other graphic designs. On days when I’m not doing artwork, I’ll chill to some good anime, movies, music, watch some basketball highlights or funny YouTube videos, hang out with friends, explore my home city or making new experiences. I’m always looking forward to meeting new people (especially creatives) across the world and learning something new!


  • Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom)
  • Traditional Sketches
  • Illustrations
  • Digital Art
  • Photography
  • Photo Editing
  • Concept Art
  • Logo Design


Black Gotham Experience (BGX) | 2018 – Present
  • Internship | Nerdy Thursdays’ Photographer
BRIC Studio | 2018
  • Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora
    • Volunteer/Intern
The Planet Jay Project | 2017 – Present
  • Creator, Owner and Director
Jay’s Photo Sketch (JPS) Art Collection | 2017 – 2018
  • Creator and Owner