james eric jones

creative director—art director—designer

Level
Senior
Location
Paris, France
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

with twenty years in fashion editorial, james eric has been responsible for the creation and re/creation of dozens of magazines in paris, moscow, oslo and stockholm. his work as a creative director touches on all forms of visual thinking, brand identity and custom content and happily surfs the continuum from print and packaging to digital and motion design.

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Skills

  • Magazine Design
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Book Design
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Logo Design
  • Motion Design
  • Branding Infographics
  • Brand Packaging

Companies I’ve worked with

  • V

    Vogue Russia

    • E

      ELLE France

      • G

        GQ France

        • F

          Firebrand

          Work history

          Currently

          Creative Director & Principal

          Firebrand

          Jan 2005
          • Paris, France
          • Full Time
          • in 2005, founded creative studio 'firebrand' which specializes in the conception and design of bespoke books and magazines for corporate clients—as well as identity development and brand building in print and on screen. notable clients include: martini, johnnie walker, dunhill, kent, adidas, seat, roche bobois, british-american tobacco, mama shelter, hotel balchug kempinski

          2017

          Art Director

          GQ France

          May 2015 - May 2017
          • Paris, France
          • Full Time
          • redesign and relaunch of leading men's fashion and lifestyle monthly. conceived and directed all photography, illustration and layout. overhauled cover strategy, graphic impact, new typography and color palette. refocused and expanded scope of fashion and portrait photography. circulation: 100 k.

          2015

          Art Director

          ELLE France

          May 2014 - May 2015
          • Paris, France
          • Full Time
          • design and direction of leading women's weekly in france. streamlined layout under two different editors-in-chief; conceived and directed photography & illustration; managed all creative production staff (25+) including massive layout team. overhauled photographer base, developed new cover treatments, feature compositions and section openers. circulation: 350 k weekly.

          2014

          Art Director

          Be Magazine

          Aug 2012 - May 2014
          • Paris, France
          • Full Time
          • conceived and directed redesign of popular women's fashion & lifestyle magazine in france, reimagining its visual and thematic tenets in its transition from a mass-market weekly to high-end internet-friendly monthly. developed new typography, page & section layouts, cover treatments. reinforced brand with new illustrative, photographic identity. circulation: 200 k.

          2012

          May 2010 - Mar 2012
          • Paris, France
          • Freelance
          • designed and launched IHT magazine, a year-end supplement for the 'global agenda' section of the international daily newspaper owned by the new york times company. created new typography, page & pictorial layouts, developed eclectic cover and illustration treatments. circulation: 120 k across 42 countries.

          2009

          Creative Director

          Grazia Russia

          Sep 2008 - May 2009
          • Moscow, Russia
          • Freelance
          • comprehensive redesign of women's fashion weekly, two years after its launch on the russian market. introduced new cover, type, color and layout treatments. circulation: 100 k weekly.

          2006

          Creative Director

          Harper's Bazaar Russia

          Sep 2005 - May 2006
          • Moscow, Russia
          • Freelance
          • restyling of international fashion monthly, including major overhaul of creative concept and editorial order. in collaboration with hearst magazines and sanoma independent media. circulation: 85 k.

          2004

          Art Director

          Vogue Russia

          May 2003 - May 2004
          • Moscow, Russia
          • Full Time
          • conceived and directed radical redesign of premiere women’s fashion title. introduced new headline and body typography, creative and layout treatments for all sections. conceived and directed photoshoots in fashion, feature portraitures. managed creative team of 5. circulation: 120 k monthly.

          2003

          Creative Director

          Jalouse Russia

          May 2001 - May 2003
          • Moscow, Russia
          • Full Time
          • founded, designed and directed russia’s first avant-garde fashion magazine in tandem with french publisher. conceived and directed fashion & cover shoots, managed all visual production and layout. circulation: 60 k monthly.

          2000

          Art Director

          Café Magazine

          May 1999 - Nov 2000
          • Stockholm, Sweden
          • Full Time
          • directed extensive redesign of sweden’s leading men’s fashion & lifestyle magazine on the eve of its ten-year anniversary. publisher hachette filipacchi sweden. circulation: 65 k monthly.

          1999

          Art Director

          ELLE Russia

          May 1995 - May 1999
          • Moscow, Russia
          • Full Time
          • founded, designed, directed international women’s title—the first french fashion magazine launched in the former soviet union. created original layout and typography in cyrillic, cover treatments, conceived and directed all photography and illustration; oversaw explosive growth for first 30 issues, from a monthly circulation of zero to 200 k.