let me introduce myself… My name is James and I’m a Graphic Designer based in Eccleshall, Staffordshire (or the creative county as I like to call it).
Since graduating with a BA 2:1 in Graphic Communiaction in the summer of 2001 I have been lucky enough to be doing what I love the most.. design. I have gained so much valuable experience along the way and having studied Typography on of one the most recognised courses in the UK, the relationship between type and image is a key aspect in design and in my job day to day.
By day I work for Be.Smart Design as their lead designer and have done for over 10 years. I sit in a beautiful converted church every day with the freedom to be creative on a wide range of different briefs (with the odd time out to run around with studio dog Darcie).
My current role at Be.Smart includes managing projects on a day to day basis and also managing the work flow in the studio ensuring deadlines are hit and work is to a very high standard.
I now have 13+ years experience in design and this has led to another passion of mine – Photography. This goes hand in hand with my job, as much as a good typeface can make a job, a good photo has equal importance and I like to think I have developed a good eye for what works. One day i’d like to turn my hand to it more professionally but at the moment its a hobby and I’m learning more each and every day.
I am able to undertake any freelance design or photography work so please do get in touch if you like what you see.