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James Elwes

Director and Co-founder

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAgent & Talent Manager - Artist - Marketer


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About me

A driven, creative arts professional with a successful track record in acquiring, developing, managing and delivering custom-made projects and programs for commercial and private clients. I love developing and scaling great ideas and solving problems.


  • Visual Arts
  • Copywriting
  • Recruitment
  • Marketing
  • Pitching
  • PR
  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Production
  • Visualisation
  • Creative Management
  • Briefing
  • Artist Management
  • Proposals
  • Curation and Programming
  • Artist Sourcing

Work history


Director & Co-founder


Jan 2013
  • ELX is a consultancy that unlocks the art world for commercial and private patrons. We source, brief and manage the perfect artist for each client’s specific need. As co-founder and director, my ideas and graft have seen ELX grow from a unique concept into a financially thriving, award-winning enterprise in just two years of trading and I have since been called upon to write art-fair reviews for Country Life.


Creative Marketing Consultant


Jan 2013 - Jul 2014
  • While developing ELX’s business plan & infrastructure, I provided freelance consulting to businesses, predominantly in the luxury, art and creative sectors. These included: Apollo magazine, Dunsborough Park, Christie’s, EnergyQuoteJHA, Environment Films, Socrates Communications, MEPF, Pool Art, Dinkel & Sweerts


Creative Executive


Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
  • I was headhunted and made MEC’s first ever Creative Executive and reported to the Creative Director and the Head of Programming. My task was to inject creative thinking into the company’s processes and staff ethos.


Account Executive


Dec 2010 - Aug 2011
  • Clients included BT Worldwide, KFC and British American Tobacco. In this role, I benefitted from the mentorship of luminaries like Jon Steel, Martin Sorrell and Jeremy Bullmore and cut my teeth in experiential advertising.


Junior Curator & Gallery Assistant

The Talbot Rice Gallery

Aug 2008 - Apr 2009
  • I curated a show of Robert Adam drawings on loan from Sir John Soane’s Museum, handling all elements of the organisation, from negotiating loans to hanging and managing the opening event. I also ran the gallery day to day.


Head Curator’s Assistant

SIR John Soane’s Museum

Apr 2008 - Aug 2008
  • I helped to produce a show of Adam Brothers drawings. This was my first experience in the sector and I developed a strong understanding of the workings of a publicly funded museum and its relationship to the art world at large, which has been invaluable.



History of Art

University of Edinburgh

Aug 2006 - Apr 2010
  • 2:1 Masters Degree with Hons


Fine art Diploma

Slade School of Fine Art

Apr 2006 - Jun 2006
  • Fine art diploma



The Convocational Trust Award

  • We were awarded the 2014 Convocational Trust Award but the University of London. As part of this award we received a grant of