James Dawe

Designer - Artist - Image Maker

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsIllustrator - Graphic Designer - Art Director
  • Isabel Serval
  • Giles Angel
  • Will Pearson


Projects credited in

About me

James is a Commercial illustrator/Image Maker, working predominantly in mixed media collage, digital manipulation and 3D experimentation. His work is ever unexpected, often abstract, dramatic, “glitchy”, and reflective of his alternate eclectic energy. This Postmodern approach encourages constant exploration and a desire to approach each new project with fresh imagination.

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  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • 3D Artist

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    Squint Opera

    • Design & Creative
  • Creative Review

    Creative Review

    • Design & Creative
  • Jelly London

    Jelly London

    • Design & Creative
  • Young Creative Council

    Young Creative Council

    • Design & Creative

Work history


Illustrator & Art Director

Open Dawe London Limited

Jun 2007
  • Freelance
  • I am a commercial illustrator and artist that diversifies into design, art direction.


Digital Imaging Specialist

Nike Studio

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Paris, France
  • Freelance
  • I gave 3 day image and Gif making workshops to key fashion Influencers to promote a new range of Nike Sportswear (Tech-Pack)


Graphic Illustrator


Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working on artwork compositions for a global Government Campaign called EduGreat


Concept Artist

Squint Opera

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • My role was to create lucid scenes depicting a Dream City outside of Shanghai which was animated. Pitch proposal for Jerde Architects


Illustrator & Designer

Village Green Studio

May 2007 - Jun 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I was on hand to pick up any visually led jobs from the team of core designers. This resulted in being involved in projects for Sky Sports, Nike, Fabric Nightclub, MTV and O32C magazine to name a few.




University of Brighton

Sep 2003 - Jun 2015
  • Illustration



YCN Professional Award


  • Winner of Design For Print category for a series of vibrant and poppy posters promoting the touring nocturnal shows of Visionquest (13), a collective of techno and house DJs and producers, http://www.ycn.org/awards/news/924-victor-profile-james-dawe