Stanes has previously worked as a Graphic Artist for the films Timeline, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, The Da Vinci Code, and The Golden Compass.
Jim Stanes is responsible for designing all of the numerous heraldry seen HBO's Game of Thrones TV series adaptation. Stanes also creates all of the maps seen on-screen in the TV series, such as the illuminated parchment map that the Starks use in their war council scenes in Season 1. In addition, Stanes is responsible for creating all of the hand-written letters and books in the TV series.
Jim Stanes designed the heraldry appearing in the series
Jim Stanes created all of the maps which characters use on-screen.