James Hines
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James Hines

Creative Producer, Art Director, Record Label ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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James Hines
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James Hines

Creative Producer, Art Director, Record Label ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Let's get together, find a way, and make it happen.
Projects
  • Red Bull Studios: #Swift16
    Red Bull Studios: #Swift16Social video series developed for Red Bull Studios UK, now a global format for Red Bul Music. The worlds finest MCs get 16 bars to show us what they're made of. Find all the videos on Instagram with #Swift16
  • Birmingham 360˚ Grime Cypher
    Birmingham 360˚ Grime Cypher0121's finest deliver a grime round-robin masterclass.
  • Under The Covers: Planet Mu
    Under The Covers: Planet MuSome time ago I spoke to Mike Paradinas about the visual output for his era defining record label Planet Mu. https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/planet-mu-artwork-interview
  • Under The Covers: Metahaven
    Under The Covers: MetahavenI spoke to the one of the most exciting design studios currently in opperation about their work for experimental composer Holly Herndon. www.redbull.com/gb-en/under-the-covers-metahaven-holly-herndon
  • Under The Covers: The Art Of Now Again
    Under The Covers: The Art Of Now AgainI spoke to Eothen Alapat aka Egon about the art-direction for his singular reissue imprint Now Again Records. www.redbull.com/gb-en/under-the-covers-now-again-records
  • Under The Covers: the Art Of On-U Sound
    Under The Covers: the Art Of On-U SoundI interviewed Adrian Sherwood about the artwork for his era defining avant post-punk dub label. www.redbull.com/gb-en/under-the-covers-on-u-sound-adrian-sherwood-interview
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Projects credited in
  • Red Bull Studios Grime-A-Side
    Red Bull Studios Grime-A-SideIn 2016, Grime met football as the UK's nascent grime talent battled it out to be crowned the best squad via a cypher tournament. One grime MC per UK city (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield) was chosen by Red Bull Studios to captain eight teams. Each captain picked their team of local MCs to rep their ends. Each team was given a beat and invited to Red Bull Studios in London Bridge to record their cypher. 
  • Grime-A-Side | RedBull UK
    Grime-A-Side | RedBull UKIn Grime-A-Side, grime MCs comprised of teams from eight UK cities go head to head in a tournament-style clash to claim regional supremacy and the Grime-A-Side trophy. Grime-A-Side is split into three legs: quarter-finals, semi-finals and live final. Each match will see two teams go head to head, passing the mic and delivering their best 16 bars. The team that wins each match goes through to the next round to clash against another winning team; the losing crew is ejected from the competition. H
  • Writing for VICE
    Writing for VICE
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Work history
    Where To Now? Records logo
    Where To Now? Records logo
    Art Director, ManagerWhere To Now? Records
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Founder of one of the UK's most highly regarded small independent record labels.
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    Store ManagerYou Must Create
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    With a focus on simple, high quality and functional workwear/military influenced garments with a strong presence of pattern and innovative tactility, YMC is one of the UK’s most well respected cult-casual brands.
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Skills
  • Camera Operation
  • 2D Design
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Digital Retouching
  • Electronic Music
  • Camera op
  • Portrait Photography
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Marketing Management
  • Art Direction
  • Digital Illustration
  • Management
  • Project Conception
  • Ideas Development
  • Label Management
  • Copwriting
  • Research
  • Research Visualisation
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) The University of Brighton
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
    BA in Design Communication from Brighton University; the course instilled in me a passion, and a highly critical eye for narrative design, and storytelling which I has been incredibly useful to my personal and professional creative practice.