Joseff Murphy Art Director | The Dots

Joseff Murphy

Art DirectorAmsterdam, Netherlands
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Joseff Murphy

Art DirectorAmsterdam, Netherlands
About me
Welsh creative based in Amsterdam.
    Klabu means club in Swahili. Klabu is a foundation that is building sports clubs in refugee camps and settlements around the world, raising funds by selling unique sportswear, with 100% of all shirt sales going towards building more clubhouses. They have just built the first clubhouse in the Kalobeyei Settlement, northern Kenya. As an art director, I was able to create a stylized visual language for Klabu that would thread throughout all parts of the brand. From online, to print to digital inte
  • Life Vest | The Second Crossing
    The life vest worn by migrants on their way to Europe has become a symbol for their journey to a new life. On the 26th of March, both locals and migrants spent the afternoon on the ferries of Amsterdam inviting the public to wear life vests from Lesvos. The aim was to invite people to interact with the life vests, to engage in conversation about the crisis and give them the opportunity to physically place themselves in the shoes of others, in the form of wearing the vests. It also gave a platfor
  • Yamaha Life Vests
    These portraits show the dates of when a handful of Syrians made their journey to Europe, each portrait with its own story to tell. These life vests are sold between the prices of €50 - €200 each, often stamped with fake brand names like Yamaha to appear top of the range. Many of these life vests are so cheaply manufactured that the material inside doesn’t keep you afloat, but instead causes people to sink when in contact with water. In collaboration with Abdullah Ali, these A1 portraits were
  • WE ARE
    4-month Artist in residency. The new West of Amsterdam is a predominantly Turkish, Moroccan and Old Dutch area. I was invited by The Beach to create an exhibition that brings these communities together. How we can do better in breaking barriers and building bridges within our communities, the struggle of language barriers and accepting our differences. To go alongside several interviews I organised a cultural gathering, inviting people from all backgrounds, cultures, and religions to get to kno
  • Baas Van Morgen
    For one day a year, 200 kids participate in JINC Baas van Morgen - taking over as CEOs at some of the Netherlands ' biggest companies. I was appointed to write a manifesto for this year's event and to then bring that manifesto to life through animation. Roles: Manifesto writing, animation, and bts photography Campaign design and Art direction by Peter Howell Director Brigi Szaszfai Portraits by Richard Hu
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Work history
    Art Director72andSunny
    Amsterdam, NetherlandsFreelance
    Art Director / KennedyWieden+Kennedy
    Amsterdam, NetherlandsFull Time
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  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Photography
  • Documentary Film
  • Directing Film
  • Camera and Lighting
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Campaign Production
  • Art Direction/copywriting/creative/digital/build/campaigns
    (BA hons) Graphic DesignUWE
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours.