Jon-Ross Le Haye

Creative Director

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Art Director - Creative Director

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About me

I'm a creative director working in London, I specialise in exhibition design and brand strategy for the visual arts. I trained at Kingston University (2000-2004) where I focused on the effects film and photography have on memory processes. I continue to explore ways of making personal memory public, through the use of design and photography. I have over 10 years studio experience at agencies including Johnson Banks, Smith & Milton and Sterling, helping develop visual identities in the charity, property and financial sectors. In 2008 I joined the Whitechapel Gallery becoming their first permanent designer working with Spin and Holmes-Wood to re-brand the Gallery and website. In 2010 I was appointed Design Manager helping to establish the The London Art Book Fair and a design internship scheme. In 2011 I was appointed Senior Designer for Tate at the newly established Tate Design Studio. Since then I have successfully led the visual design of major exhibitions including Damien Hirst, (2012) Lichtenstein (2013) and Matisse (2014). In 2014 I was awarded a bursary to help develop new methods of visual communication in digital media. In 2015 I was appointed design lead for Tate's visual identity refresh. I appointed and worked with design agency North; leading the audit, research, design and implementation from an in-house perspective. In collaboration we developed a new identity for the organisation which coincided with the opening of the new Tate Modern in June 2016. In February 2016 I joined Christie's as Head of Creative, EMERI where I oversee the visual guidelines of the organisation.

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Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Creative Direction

People I’ve worked with

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  • Rachel Hooper

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Companies I’ve worked with

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  • TATE

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  • Christie's

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Work history

Currently

Head of Creative & EMERI at Christie’s

Christie's

Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • London based creative director and head of Christie's Creative Studio responsible for implementing global style guidelines across: – brand architecture – campaigns – digital platforms – exhibitions – publications and catalogues

Currently

Senior Creative

TATE

Aug 2011
  • Full Time
  • Tate Design Studio; design projects include Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye, Lichtenstein: A Retrospective and Matisse: Cut-outs exhibitions.

2014

Design Manager

Whitechapel Gallery

Jul 2008 - Jul 2014
  • Full Time

2008

Designer

Sterling Design

Jan 2006 - Jun 2008
  • Full Time

2004

Design Placement

Johnson Banks

Jul 2004 - Aug 2004
  • Full Time

2006

Designer

Adventis Group

Jun 2004 - Jan 2006
  • Full Time

Education

2003

Graphic Design

Kingston University

Sep 2000 - Jul 2003

2000

Art Foundation

City College, Brighton and Hove

Sep 1999 - Jul 2000

Awards

1990

1st 50m Backstroke

Mark cross

  • Still one of my proudest moments, at the Crowborough Junior Championships.