James Chorley

Group Creative Director at AKQA

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsArt Director - Creative Director - Website Designer
  • Rebecca Taylor
  • Biel Rosell
  • Per Nielsen


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About me

I'm a hugely passionate and very driven creative director fortunate enough to lead a variety of different projects, businesses and teams to create communications, experiences, products and services. Love to look at problems and figure out the best way to solve them, or find an opportunity we didn’t know existed to create solutions that are meaningful, useful and most importantly loved by consumers I have over 12 years of experience across brand strategy and marketing campaigns as well as products and services including mobile applications, wearables and games. Well-versed in growing, training and mentoring teams that can function independently or in close collaboration with clients or production partners, be that remotely or through co-location.  I have been lucky enough to have worked across some of the worlds top brands including Nike, TAG Heuer, BBC, and Xbox.


  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Art Direction
  • Digital
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • Interaction
  • Android/ Mobile/ Mobile Apps/ Native Apps/ Product
  • Product
  • Interactive
  • Design; Digital; UX; Interactive

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  • AKQA


    • Design & Creative
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    Work history


    Group Creative Director


    Apr 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • TAG Heuer Nike Digital Sport BBC


    Creative Director


    Aug 2014 - Apr 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Nike Digital Sport NikeID BBC


    Associate Creative Director


    Feb 2013 - Aug 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Nike Digital Sport Nike Global


    Art Director


    Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Nike Digital Sport Nike+ Kinect Training Nike Innovation


    Senior Designer


    Aug 2008 - Feb 2011
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Nokia Royal Navy Heineken Warner Bros Army Forevermark Yell Sky




    Jul 2006 - Aug 2008
    • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Ariel Lenor Hugo Boss Lacoste Braun Ralph Lauren


    Junior Designer


    Jul 2004 - Jul 2006
    • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Flash Dupont Montblanc Gillette Pampers



    Honour and Award


    • Cannes: Gold, Cyber, Craft User Experience Cannes: Silver, Direct, Best use of digital direct marketing Creative Review: Best in-book, Digital Creative Review: In-book, Digital Apps BIMA, Wins for Innovation, Games, User Experience, Battle of the Brands. BAFTA, Nomination: Games: Sports/Fitness BAFTA, Nomination: Digital Creativity Campaign Big Awards: Silver, Interactive: Sport Travel & Leisure Clios: Silver, Branded Entertainment & Content: Games Game Marketing Awards: Gold, Outstanding Overall Marketing Campaign New York Festivals: Gold, Interface and Navigation – Digital (Cyber) New York Festivals: Bronze, Avant-Garde Andy Awards, Bronze: Toys, Games and Sports LIA, Silver: The NEW Category, Navigation/Interactivity, Product/Service iAB Creative Showcase: First Eurobest: Bronze, Branded Content & Ent Eurobest: Interactive: Craft (User Experience) Eurobest: Other Digital Solutions AVA Awards: Platinum, Entertainment Apps