Since the summer of 2012, I’ve been working as a freelance graphic designer with various studios and agencies in London.

At heart I’m a digital specialist, but my background at Marque and Bureau for Visual Affairs has instilled me with a deep understanding of branding and its relationship with technology.

From strategy and prototyping to website and app design, I’m versed in the entire digital design workflow, and relish a challenge — whether that means working on my own, or as part of a project team.

If you landed directly on this page, you can view my recent design work here.

— James

What it's like working with me

“James was great at taking feedback, delivered everything he promised on time and the standard of design was as high as I'd expected from his portfolio. Plus I learnt a lot myself from working with him. The end result was a really happy client and, personally, the most stress-free part of the rebrand.” — Adam Johnson, Design Director, Prophet
James is one of those rare but wonderful creative polymaths who is as comfortable setting beautiful typography as he is making music and writing code. His design shows a deep understanding of technology while holding its own with the pedants of the graphic design world” — Hoss Gifford, Director of Technology, OneMethod

Let's work together

I’m usually booked up 2-3 weeks in advance, but please get in touch using the button below and I’ll let you know about my availability.

As of Autumn 2015, my day rate is £450.

Available for new projects from late-November/December 2015.

Contact me about a freelance job

Design studios I've freelanced at in London include:

Stereo Creative
Public Life
Merchant Cantos
SAS London
Fieldwork Facility
Wolf Ollins
Archive Studio
Brave New World


1981 Born in London
1994 Moved to Edinburgh
1999–2003 BA Visual Communication, 1st Class Honours, Glasgow School of Art
2002 Placement, Digit
2003–2005 Designer, Marque
2005–2008 Senior digital designer, Marque
2009–2012 Senior digital designer, Bureau for Visual Affairs
2013– Freelance design and strategy