Jim Conway received a B.A. and a B.F.A. from the University of Missouri Columbia. After graduating from college, Jim moved to Manhattan, New York to pursued two of his passions. Jim worked as a tennis shoe rep for Kaepa Athletic Shoes and a freelance illustrator. While living in New York, Jim played in the Cosmopolitan soccer league for S.C. Eintract in Queens, New York.
Jim moved back to St. Louis to raise his two sons, Jack and Sam. Jim worked for Schnuck Markets inc. for 15 years in the advertising department, where he won a National ADDY award for print advertising. Along with working at Schunucks, Jim created illustrations for numerous periodicals including; The New York Times, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, Mallincrodt Chemical, Barnes Hospital, and Ralston Purina. After Schnucks, Jim moved to Switch Advertising Agency, formerly Busch Creative Services.
In 2012, Jim began a new career as a teacher. While working toward his teaching certification, Jim worked as a substitute teacher and a high school and college soccer and basketball referee.
Jim taught math, social studies, literature, religion, and art for the past 7 years. Jim is new to The St. Michael School of Clayton as a teacher, but he has worked at the The St. Michael School summer camp for the past 11 years.