Jim Bandsuh was born in Cleveland, Ohio. His creativity was expressed through drawing and painting at an early age. Jim attended art classes at Cuyahoga Community College for two years. Afterwards, he attended Cooper School of Art in Cleveland. He graduated as a Commercial Illustrator with a minor in Fine Art Painting.
Jim worked as an Advertising Illustrator during the 1980's with clients in Ohio and New York. Jim was a member of the Left Bank Art Association where he exhibited fine art paintings in numerous shows. In 1987, Jim moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry as a Conceptual Illustrator. Some of his films include "Stuart Little 2", Inspector Gadget 2", "Hotel for Dogs", "Bedtime Stories" and many others.
Jim currently resides in Cleveland and devotes his time to painting.