About me

I built the foundations for a career in graphic design at the University of the Arts, London. Since then, I've worked alongside leading businesses in various industries for ten years, developing small boutique companies, through to global organisations. I am currently a freelance graphic designer, working under the business name of JD Designs. As a result of my dedication for design and perfectionist nature, I have been involved in numerous high profile campaigns for leading brands, including Lyle & Scott, FC Barcelona, Facebook, Merlin Entertainments and the University of Oxford. 

I have a high level of proficiency using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom on Mac and PC. I also have vast experience creating illustrations, utilising a variety of styles, predominantly using a Wacom digital tablet. In addition to this, I am quickly developing my knowledge of HTML and WordPress.

I am adept as an individual or team player, with management experience and communicating with various departments in order to progress and complete the given task.

I'm always open to new freelance challenges.


Advertising, Brand / Logo Design, Brand Management, Branding, Cartooning, Creative Direction, Digital Art, Illustration, Image Retouching, Merchandising, Print Design, Promotions, Retouching, Social Media, Web Design

Sector Experience

brand identity, Brand Management, Branding, Finance, layout, Merchandise, Photography, Print, Print collateral, Retail


Advertising International, American Express, Bacardi, Barclays, BlackRock, Bloomberg, BMW/MINI, CALLAWAY, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, DOW JONES, E-ON, Estee Lauder, Hilton, HSBC, Ladbrokes, Legal and General, LSE, M&G, Merlin Entertainments, Metro, Michael Page, News Intl, Nickelodeon, QBE, Rio Tinto, Saga, Sainsbury?s, Samsung, Santander, Scottish Widows, Shell, Sony, Sport England, TFL, Travel channel, UBS, Unilever, Yahoo

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Looking for work
Annual 2023 ShortlistAtraxo - Strategy, Branding & Identity DesignBranding Annual 2022 ShortlistStrategy, Branding & Identity DesignBranding Annual 2022 ShortlistAmnis - Strategy, Branding & Identity DesignBranding Annual 2022 ShortlistStorrington Cricket Club - Logo DesignBranding Annual 2022 ShortlistLammas Partners - Strategy, Branding & Identity DesignBranding
Top 25 Branding Designer Project featured:Logo Design - Real Estate Company
on 26th February 2020
Project featured:Urban Gardeners Republic - Brand Identity & Lead Magnets
on 16th July 2020
Project featured:Amnis - Strategy, Branding & Identity Design
on 22nd March 2022
Project featured:Strategy, Branding & Identity Design
on 23rd June 2022
Project featured:Storrington Cricket Club - Logo Design
on 23rd June 2022
Project featured:Lammas Partners - Strategy, Branding & Identity Design
on 23rd June 2022
Project featured:Atraxo - Strategy, Branding & Identity Design
on 1st February 2023

James has been a Contributor since 30th June 2022.

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Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom
Skill Level
Middleweight, Senior
Creativepool member since 10 October 2012