About me

I'm a multi-award winning art director with 16 years experience working with leading companies and brands in print, digital, branding, POS, packaging, identity, events and marketing. After many years as lead creative for two market-leading music brands, I've recently set up my own venture, Black Finch Design and am looking for fresh challenges of all shapes and sizes.


Art Direction, Branding, Editorial Design, Event Design, identity design, Packaging Design, Photoshoot Direction, Print Design

Sector Experience

Marketing, media, music industry, Packaging, Print, Publishing, Retail


Future Publishing - Cover of the Year, Music Design Awards - Publishing, PPA Award, PPA Maggies - Consumer Cover of the Year


5B Management, BMG, Chord Electronics, Columbia Records, EMI, European Space Agency, Future, Hackett Clothing, Iron Maiden, Langley's Gin, Marshalls PLC, Meet The Leader, Nuclear Blast Records, Oliver Sweeney, robinsons brewery, Sony, Sony Music Entertainment, Starlight Design, TeamRock, The Green Party, The Ink Factory, The Institute Of Directors, The Real Group, UNIVERSAL MUSIC, Wunderman

#16 Ranked Art Director
Currently No Recommendations
Annual 2020 BronzeOutlawPublishing Annual 2020 People's ChoiceIggy Pop: The Bowie YearsPublishing
Top 25 Art Director Project featured:Manic Street Preachers
on 31st May 2017
Project featured:Iggy Pop / Universal Music
on 7th June 2017
Project featured:Editorial Design
on 27th June 2017
Project featured:Iggy Pop: The Bowie Years
on 29th July 2020
Project featured:Outlaw
on 5th August 2020
Project featured:Manic Street Preachers - Gold Against The Soul
on 30th October 2020

James Isaacs has been a Contributor since 3rd September 2020.

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On the web
Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Skill Level
Middleweight, Senior, Director
Creativepool member since 9 August 2015