James Isaacs

Art Director

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Packaging
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Typography
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Marketing Design
  • Scamps

Work history

Currently

Art Director

Teamrock

Apr 2014
  • As Art Director for TeamRock's two major brands - Classic Rock & Metal Hammer - I act as brand guardian and guide both creative teams in fulfilling their potential and producing market-leading content. I'm an multi award-winning designer with 15 years industry experience currently working for an internationally focused content and data driven music media company.

Currently

Director

Black Finch Design

Jul 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • After many years on the frontline of the music industry Art Directing two marketing-leading music media brands, I have forged ahead with my own company, Black Finch. Currently working with Sony Music, Chord Electronics, The Institute of Directors and Ramblin Man' Fair but will always find the time and resources for new projects.

2014

Art Editor

Future

Sep 2006 - Mar 2014
  • Creative Lead and brand guardian for Future's leading youth rock title, I led a creative team of full-time and freelance designers in solidifying the brand as the market leader and ensured all visual aspects of its products were focused and innovative.

Education

1999

Design: Typography

University of Plymouth

Aug 1996 - Jun 1999
  • Graphic design degree course with a focus on typography, print and the design fundamentals.

Awards

2015

Music Design Award - Publishing

  • The Music Design Awards presented me with the award for Publishing for my work on the Metal Hammer Star Wars project in conjunction with Lucasfilm. http://www.musicdesignawards.com/

2014

PPA - Consumer Cover Of The Year

PPA

  • The largest publishing awards scheme in the country presented me with the award for Consumer Cover Of The Year, pipping Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazarr, Radio Times, Esquire and Stylist to the post. http://www.ppa.co.uk/

2010

PPA Maggies - Consumer Cover Of The Year

PPA

  • I was presented with the award for Consumer Cover Of The Year for our multi-disciplined cover project for the band Slayer. The project involved a multitude of creatives including the official BBC photographer for Doctor Who and a prosthetics artist from the Harry Potter movies.

2008

Cover Of The Year / Designer Of The Year

  • Multiple nominations and wins for both catagories in the Future Publishing editorial awards schemes ranging from 2002 - 2008.