James and Jaalá

Creative

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Hej Most people ask us if we’re Swedish. Sadly we’re not, though we have many Swedish qualities. Difficult names for a start: Jaalá has never had her name spelled right on a coffee cup and Koen abandoned his name altogether for James. If not Swedish, at least we could have been siblings. Our similar looks are mostly down to Jaalá’s need for colour matching: a natural trait for an excellent art director. It follows that James is the copywriter, who now breaks his promise never to write about himself in third person. Together we’re a creative team in advertising and beyond. We like to get involved in a wide range of projects and do everything it takes to bring our concepts to life. We both work with cameras and pull our own production team together if we need to. So long as our ideas live. We didn’t come a usual way to advertising: Jaalá can call herself an architect and James graduated in Social Sciences. We love the unusual and draw inspiration from different places if we can. That wasn’t meant literally, but it’s a great bridge for our final fun fact: we moved a combined total of 26 times to places like NYC, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid and Oosterbeek. (Look that one up… ) We’re always down for a new collaboration or golden opportunity, so feel free to get in touch. Tack!

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Photography Editing
  • Film Directing
  • Advertising
  • Creative Direction
  • Ad Copywriting
  • Brand Storytelling

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Gravity Road

    Gravity Road

    • Advertising
  • The&Partnership

    The&Partnership

    • Media Production
  • Dentsu Aegis Network

    Dentsu Aegis Network

    • Marketing & PR
  • J

    Joint London

    Work history

    Currently

    creative

    Gravity Road

    Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    Currently

    creative

    360i

    Apr 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2017

    Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2015

    creative

    Joint London

    Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship

    Education

    2017

    Film Video (Television and Film Directing) Diploma

    Raindance

    Jan 2017 - Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • The space in which Art Director meets Film Director fascinates me. It inspired me last year to do a foundation degree in film, so that I can carry my projects from scribbles to screen.

    2015

    Jan 2013 - Sep 2015
    • Berlin, Germany

    2015

    Architecture

    Jan 2012 - Sep 2015
    • London, United Kingdom

    2012

    European Studies

    Maastricht University

    Jan 2009 - Sep 2012
    • Maastricht, Netherlands

    Awards

    2018

    Creativepool judges award

    Creativepool Awards

    • Newsworks - It's Time To Get Real

    2017

    DADI Chairman award

    The Drum DADI Awards

    • Lidl - The Social Price Drop

    2017

    Silver Lovie

    The Lovie Awards

    • Lidl - The Social Price Drop

    2017

    People's choice Lovie

    The Lovie Awards

    • Lidl - The Social Price Drop

    2017

    DADI Best retail award

    The Drum DADI Awards

    • Lidl - The Social Price Drop