James Gowdy

Graphic Designer & Photographer

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

I’m a photographer based in Central London with a background in graphic design and retouching. I've recently worked with Facebook and Instagram as photography, as well as design agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and MSL. I've done a few BTS stills and architectural photography jobs. Personally I love travel and landscape photography! All above mentioned work can be viewed on this website. I'm always looking for new collaborations. If you think you have a brief that I could help with drop me a message on here Website: www.gowdyphoto.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mrgowdy ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Insta: @gowdyphoto

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  • Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Retouching
  • Fashion Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Branding
  • Typography
  • Creative Direction
  • Portrait Photography

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Adstream UK

    • C

      Creative edit

      • D

        Debenhams PLC

        • C

          Contrado Imaging Ltd

          Work history


          Graphic design

          Creative edit

          Sep 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • GRAPHIC DESIGN, RETOUCHING, ARTWORKING, PHOTOGRAPHY Various freelance roles over the past 3 years while I have been at uni. Most of my freelance work has been with an environmental branding agency in London. I have worked on many digital and print projects and have learnt to animate and video edit during my experience too.


          Senior Artworker

          Debenhams PLC

          Oct 2014 - Sep 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • SENIOR VISUAL MERCHANDISER ARTWORKER Working hand-in-hand with visual merchandisers and closely with senior executives to ensure store visual presentation guidelines were interpreted accurately. Involved in briefing and decision making processes with Creative Managers and Buying & Merchandising teams to create visual guides (CV's) for all Debenhams stores. My role involved working across all departments to advise on visual requirements for merchandising and store design. I eventually left this job to go to university.


          Senior Artworker

          Adstream UK

          Oct 2012 - Oct 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • CREATIVE ARTWORKING, RETOUCHING, VERSIONING AND DISTRIBUTION Adstream is one of the largest ad agencies in the World. I was responsible for print delivery in the UK and as an Artworker, I mainly worked on versioning print ads for national and global campaigns. Main clients: Honda, AEG, Electrolux, AB Inbev, Omega Pharma, Bose.


          Graphic Engineer

          Creative Services Ltd

          Jan 2011 - Sep 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Retail display projects; Design and installation. Signs and Graphics. Vinyl Work, Weeding, Machine Operation, Mounting with installations in Harrods, Selfridges, London Theatres, Clinique, Chanel and Disney. Other projects; Flyers, Brochures and Logos. Web/email design. Book design, typesetting and pre print production. Retouching and photography.


          May 2010 - Dec 2011
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Photo Manipulation, Retouching, Artworking and Print Management. (Custom Poparts, Montages, Calendars, Photobooks, Business & Greeting Cards) Product Design. Product Photography. Studio/Factory Management. Web Graphics. Machine operation (Heat Press, Book Binding, Print Finishing)


          Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Gallery and Custom Portraits. Canvas Stretching and Framing. Studio management and admin duties.


          Sales and Marketing Manager

          Turtle Networks

          Mar 2008 - Mar 2009
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Design and marketing. Email/web, email campaigns, brochures, exhibition, promotional print materials. Phone and face-to-face meetings with software demonstration.


          Relations Consultant

          XL Results Foundation

          Nov 2007 - Mar 2008
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Entrepreneurial advisor/mentor and event planner. Networking with entrepreneurs to establish needs and arrange mutually beneficial relationships with other members.



          Graphic Design Degree

          Kingston School of Art & Design

          Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
          • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
          • This Graphic Design course is broad and covers photography, fine art, 3D design, product design, film, typography and editorial design to name a few areas. The course pushes students to their creative limits finding strengths and focusing the individuals talent. Known for being the top graphic design course in the country, it's full time, hard work and worth every penny!


          Graphic Design

          Richmond Art School

          Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
          • Richmond, United Kingdom
          • The Relation between Words & Images. Typefaces & Letterforms Typography & Layout Design Distinction


          IT and Media/Communications

          Hammersmith & West London College

          Sep 2004 - Jun 2005
          • London, United Kingdom


          Sep 1999 - Jun 2003
          • London, United Kingdom