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Jay Harris

Art Director & FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jay Harris

Art Director & FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello, I'm Jay Harris - Art Director, Filmmaker, Lecturer and Co-Founder of the dog-loving publication, Mutt Magazine. Currently, I am the Art Director for the world's largest online supermarket, Ocado. Sitting within the Brand and Visual Identity department, my role at Ocado has been nothing short of diverse, challenging but above all, rewarding. Over the last year alone, I have played a vital part in Marks and Spencer's creative implementation, concepted and executed various Shop in shops for Ocado.com and brought to fruition a flamboyant 'Merry & Bright' Christmas never seen before in the grocery industry. As well as my full-time position at Ocado, I am contracted each year as a visiting lecturer for the Fashion Communication and Promotion course at Nottingham Trent University. Specialising in Art Direction and Filmmaking, my time at Trent is spent supporting the second and third-year students in conceptualising and executing ideas and teaching them the tools they need to think more laterally when approaching a brief. Previous to this, I spent two years living in Berlin, developing my craft as a visual storyteller; specialising in Filmmaking and production and became the first person to write and direct a queer short film (Caravaggio's Cupid) set within Germany's prestigious Gemäldegalerie. It is the combination of good design sense and imagination, sensitivity and diplomacy that has allowed me to conceptualise ideas and become the Art Director I am today. Creativity is storytelling and storytelling is what I do.
Projects
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Projects credited in
  • WAH London x BootsA short film advertisement designed to engage the contemporary consumer of WAH London while taking inspiration from a film that has influenced fashion.
  • Paul SmithUnmistakably British, Conventionally Unconventional.
  • Mutt MagazineChampioning an aesthetic inspired by the exuberant energy of dogs, Mutt Magazine was created in response to our compassion for the cause. Embedding my love of editorial design, vibrant colour and photography, Mutt Magazine is a new niche publication, celebrating rescue dogs by peeking through the keyholes of families and their happy hounds, offering an undocumented glimpse into their second chance at a forever home.
Work history
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    Art DirectorOcado retail
    Hatfield, United KingdomFull Time
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    Co-founder / Creative DirectorMutt Magazine
    Nottingham, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Print Design
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Collaborating
  • Film
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Davinci Resolve
Education
    Filmmaking / Film ProductiondBs Berlin
     - Berlin, Germany
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    BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Promotion High Class 1stNottingham Trent University
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom