JAMES BARKER
hello@jamesillustration.co.uk

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR

Available for commissions.
London-based freelance illustrator with experience in children’s picture books, ebooks, editorial and product based illustration.
Inspired by outsider art, art naïve, curiosities and anything off the beaten track.

 

AWARDS

– Finalist and exhibitor for Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition 2014
– Award for Children Illustration 3 x3 Magazine 2014
– Faces of Design 2010

 

COMMISSIONS AND COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE

Ohh Deer
Lady Geek
Little Miss Geek
East Publishing
Arabeschi di Latte

Works featured in via commissions and collaborations:
The Independent
Wired.com
BBC.co.uk
Metro


PUBLICATIONS

– Visual Families – Gestalten, 2014
– Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrator Annual, 2014
– DPI  Magazine, 2014
– 3×3 Annual, 2014
– The Grey Go-Away Bird – Children’s Picture Book Chá com Letras, 2013.

 

EXHIBITIONS

– Nagashima Museum, Kagoshima, Japan, 2015
– Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy, 2014
– Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
– Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya, Japan, 2014
– Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum, Nanao, Japan, 2014
– The Paradise, Arts Facilities Management Center, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, 2014
– Central Saint Martins, London, 2012
– New Designers at Business Design Centre, London, 2012
– Design with a View, Florence, Italy, 2012
– Abbott Mead Vickers, London, 2012
– London Design Week, London, 2012
– Central Saint Martins, London, 2011
– St. Pancras Station, London, 2011

 

EDUCATION

2010-12 MA Communication Design, Central Saint Martins, London
2006-09 BA Graphic Design (Illustration), Norwich School of Art and Design

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Chá com Letras

Chá com Letras is a creative venture producing design-led products and illustration books.

– Creative director and co-founder of Chá com Letras
– Lead art direction, co-produce and manage a range of books, ceramics and accessories that can be found online and in stores
– Carefully source high quality, sustainable and ethically minded materials
– Created and developed the brand’s identity

 

ILLUSTRATION STOCKISTS

– Tate Modern, London
– Design Museum, London
– Turner Contemporary, Margate
– Etsy House, London
– House of Illustration, London
– Somerset House, London
– Turpentine, London
– Wolf and Badger, London

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