Imi Read

Imi Read

Illustrator and Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Imi Read

Imi Read

Illustrator and Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
London based Art Director and Illustrator. For full visual portfolio please visit: https://www.instagram.com/imireadesign/?hl=en
Projects
  • Poster Artwork for Kre-eyt
    Poster Artwork for Kre-eytArtwork for high quality prints to be sold via Kre-eyt, an online store producing high-quality prints in support of independent artists such as Alex Gamsu Jenkins, David Oku and Zigor Samaniego, with a global outreach.
  • Strategy, Branding and Art Direction for Cortex Agency
    Strategy, Branding and Art Direction for Cortex AgencyCortex Creatives just launched their creative agency, Cortex Agency. I recently worked with Cortex in the creative strategy in the launch of the agency, giving the agency a visual language whilst directing and editing their campaign launch video.
  • Artwork for Barney Artist
    Artwork for Barney ArtistEditorial artwork and Social Media artwork for Barney Artist in collaboration with Cortex Creatives.
  • International Judge for Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2019
    International Judge for Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2019Adobe contacted me early in 2019 asking me to be a member of their International Judging Panel for their 2019 Design Achievement Awards Competition. Through multiple rounds of judging, over two major submissions periods, I was responsible for judging creative projects across all 6 categories: Illustration, Print/ Graphic, Photography, Video, Digital Products + Experiences and Motion Graphics + Animation, and providing individual feedback for every submission regarding progressive improvements an
  • Community Management and Creative Role for Converse London
    Community Management and Creative Role for Converse LondonBetween April and July of 2019, I had the pleasure of working alongside Anyways Creative Agency on the founding, curation and management of Converse's London-based creative initiative.
  • Editorial Artwork for tmrw mag
    Editorial Artwork for tmrw magI wrote and produced an article for tmrw mag, discussing my relationship with identity, and how I incorporate this into my artwork. Alongside this, I produced a 3 panel comic strip, to communicate my thoughts. Link to full feature: https://www.tmrwmagazine.com/features/opinion/the-chemical-force-of-identity
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Projects credited in
  • Ellesse x Smiley SS20 Campaign
    Ellesse x Smiley SS20 CampaignObjectives: Cortex was asked to produce a campaign for Ellesse & Smiley’s collaborative SS20 collection: a short 3 minute fashion film, alongside 12-16 images. Results: Cortex organised a team made up of the below: Creative directors: Reuben Selby & Maisie Williams // DOP, editing & grading: Blue Laybourne // Photography: Shannon Kennedy // Production: Cortex Creatives // Producer: Benji Reeves // Production assistant: Coree Jayvon // Steadicam Operator: Henry Landgrebe // 1st AC: Austin Phill
  • Ellesse x Smiley SS20 Campaign
    Ellesse x Smiley SS20 CampaignI was asked to produce a campaign for Ellesse & Smiley’s collaborative SS20 collection: a short 3 minute fashion film, alongside 12-16 images. I organised a team made up of the below: Creative directors: Reuben Selby & Maisie Williams // DOP, editing & grading: Blue Laybourne // Photography: Shannon Kennedy // Production: Cortex Creatives // Producer: Benji Reeves // Production assistant: Coree Jayvon // Steadicam Operator: Henry Landgrebe // 1st AC: Austin Phillips // Camera trainee: Sam Wray
  • Modelling for Opal UK x Imi Read Design
    Modelling for Opal UK x Imi Read DesignA recent shoot for Opal Uk and their collaboration with Imi Read Design.
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Work history
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    Cortex Creatives logo
    Art Director + SMMCortex Creatives
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Since joining Cortex Creatives as SMM in September of 2018, I have undertaken the roles of Art Director.
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    Anyways Creative logo
    Community ManagerAnyways Creative
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I previously worked as Community Manager at Anyways Creative for Converse on the launch of their London based initiative.
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Skills
  • Digital Design
  • Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Brand Management
  • Brand Strategy
  • Social Media Management
  • Book Illustration
  • Art Direction
  • Design
Education
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    BA (Hons) Illustration & AnimationKingston University
    London, United Kingdom
    I am currently studying Illustration Animation at Kingston University. Last year, I studied BA (Hons) Graphic Design, however transferred to Illustration Animation in September 2018.
Awards
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    Daisie 100Daisie
    For information about my place within the Daisie 100, please visit: https://www.daisie.com/100/