James Kirkup is a designer, illustrator, and author working as a visual partner across branding, publication and digital design projects. Since 2006, he’s produced award-winning work for clients alongside highly regarded self-initiated projects.Locked Pro Plan feature
After relocating back to London in 2017 I joined Studio Juice. My focus within the design team is to lead the design and UX direction, predominantly across our digital and branding focussed projects. During the past two years, we've won a series of major new clients and continued to produce purposeful, exciting work for our existing clients.
Whilst based on Burberry’s core digital design team, I was focussed on producing the brand's launch across mobile, as well as creating design solutions for the main e-commerce site. Alongside this our team helped bring Burberry’s seasonal catwalk shows to life online with a revolutionary Made-To-Order Catwalk Service. Our team were also responsible for setting a visual language that can still be seen across Burberry's digital platforms today.
During my time at HUGE I focussed on Art Direction, Design Strategy and Execution for a series of large pitches that the company went on to win for clients including One & Only and MoneySupermarket.
In 2015 I relocated to Melbourne and at the same time founded my own design shop under the name of Studio Beuro. With this year in Australia, I worked on a number of digital and branding projects for clients in both Melbourne and London. Clients I worked alongside: ParcelBright, TicketText, Boiler Room, Juno Records, Hinterland Festival, Dekmantel Festival, Field Day Festival, The National, Metronomy, Vampire Weekend
I joined Poke in 2011 as a digital designer. Working closely with two creative directors and a UX team we went on to create award-winning work for Mulberry, Orange, EE, Skype and Manchester City Football Club. My role developed into Senior Designer where I was involved at every stage of a projects execution as well as looking after quality control from design to development. Clients I worked alongside: Ted Baker, Mulberry, Skype, EE, Orange, Harvey Nichols, RNLI, Mappin & Webb, Manchester City Football Club As well as client work I also had the opportunity to work on many of Poke's side projects. This including executing the Branding and Art Direction for their co-project with Hackney Council; The Tech City Apprenticeships programme and many more.