James Isaacs
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James Isaacs

Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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James Isaacs
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James Isaacs

Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm an award-winning designer with 16 years in the industry under my belt. I've recently left a high-profile job in a music media company to establish my own design company and I'm looking for new problems to solve. I spent the majority of my career working for media companies and publishers producing market-leading print products, branding, event assets, marketing, merchandising, packaging and digital products. Initially focused on print media, I spent many years honing my love for high-end typography, information hierarchy and slick design. Being able to commission and art direct world-class photographers, illustrators, digital artists and other designers has given me an extensive range of applications and I'd like to take those skills and work with passionate people on challenging projects, big and small. Recently I've been working on projects for Wunderman, The Green Party, Sony Music, Universal, Robinsons Brewery, Oliver Sweeney and Iron Maiden.
Projects
  • Oliver Sweeney - Spring Summer Catalogue 2017
    Oliver Sweeney - Spring Summer Catalogue 2017
  • Secret 7s Charity Exhibition & Auction
    Secret 7s Charity Exhibition & Auction
  • Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile
    Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile
  • Tax The Heat album artwork
    Tax The Heat album artwork
  • The Green Party
    The Green Party
  • Manic Street Preachers / Sony Music UK
    Manic Street Preachers / Sony Music UK
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Work history
    Director
    London, United KingdomFull 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.
    Art Director
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    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.
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Skills
  • Packaging
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Typography
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Marketing Design
  • Scamps
Education
    Design: Typography
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    Graphic design degree course with a focus on typography, print and the design fundamentals.
Awards
    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/
    PPA - Consumer Cover Of The Year
    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/
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