James Pryor

Freelance Art Director

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About me

I have been fortunate to work within some fantastic agencies, collaborating on projects for some of the worlds biggest style & luxury brands. From a content marketing agency in London - producing global magazines for brands such as Audi, McLaren, Bentley and Watches of Switzerland - I followed this with a role working in a newsroom designing The Daily & Sunday Telegraph national newspapers. Most recently I have freelanced across commercial trend & fashion magazines such as British GQ, Esquire UK, Elle UK and Empire Magazine. Throughout, I have had the opportunities not only to submerse myself in print but also obtain strong skills designing digitally, illustratively and graphically. I have art-directed and commissioned photoshoots across the UK & overseas as well as print-buying and rolling out publications for international delivery. I have always loved working as part of a team but also have the ability & motivation to take projects from concept to delivery as a solo designer.

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Skills

  • Indesign
  • Art Diection
  • Layout Design
  • Commissioning
  • Creative Typography
  • Iconography
  • Photoshop
  • Branding
  • Editorial Design
  • Print

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  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph

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    Self Employed

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      Northstar Publishing

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      Work history

      Currently

      Freelance Designer

      Self Employed

      Jul 2016
      • Dublin, Ireland
      • Freelance
      • Since mid-2016 I have been a freelance editorial graphic designer originally based in London, working across publications such as British GQ, Esquire UK, Elle UK, Empire Magazine, The Daily Telegraph Newspaper, and Melbourne Fashion Week. In 2018 I relocated to Dublin, Ireland.

      2016

      Editorial Designer

      The Telegraph

      Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I spent a year working in the newsroom of the Daily & Sunday Telegraph newspapers, as part of the live team designing sections such as News, Business and Sport. Within the year I covered events such as the Rugby World Cup, Brexit, US Elections and the Rio Olympics. Within my time I won two European News Design awards for my work on the the Euro 2016 football supplement, as well as producing the obituary supplement for the death of Muhammad Ali.

      2015

      Senior Graphic Designer

      Northstar Publishing

      Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I gained great experience working in-house at a content marketing agency where I worked as a designer, and assistant art-director, on publication for global brands such as Audi, McLaren, Watches of Switzerland, Bentley and Oris. Roles included content conceptualising, photoshoot-direction and production, editorial design and digital application.

      Education

      2012

      BA (Hons) Graphic Design - First Class

      Nottingham Trent University

      Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
      • Nottingham, United Kingdom