James Kirkup

Design Director

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Website Designer - UI Designer
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  • Natalie Sadie Alves
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Projects

  • Wholemeal Records
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • Herman Miller
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • Father John Misty
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • Kings Theatre
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
    GC
    Designer / Art Director
  • Phoenix
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • Nicolas Jaar
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • Camden Town Brewery.com
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
    LW
    Social Marketing Executive
  • The Football Crest Index
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • Vampire Weekend
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • adidas EQT x ASOS
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • Tipling Rock
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • Grizzly Bear
    James Kirkup
    Design Director
  • Metronomy
    James Kirkup
    Design Director

About me

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.

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Skills

  • Corporate Identity
  • Graphic Deaign
  • Digital/ Print
  • Digital
  • Website Design
  • Illustration
  • 360 Campaigns
  • Strategy
  • UX
  • UI

People I’ve worked with

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Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Poke

    Poke

    • Design & Creative
  • Studio Beuro

    Studio Beuro

    • Design
  • H

    HUGE

    • Burberry

      Burberry

      • Fashion and Textiles

    Work history

    Currently

    Lead Graphic Designer

    Apr 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • 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.

    2014

    Senior Digital Designer

    Burberry

    Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • 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.

    2013

    Senior Designer at Huge

    HUGE

    Jul 2013 - Dec 2013
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • 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.

    2015

    Design Director at Studio Beuro

    Studio Beuro

    Mar 2013 - Jul 2015
    • Melbourne, Australia
    • Full Time
    • 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

    2013

    Senior Designer

    Poke

    Oct 2011 - Jul 2013
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • 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.