Corey James

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Corey James is an Australian Graphic Designer working in New York City, focused on brand identity, editorial design and typography. Corey has organised and run exhibitions, collaborated with others on various projects (national and international), has had work published and taught at Curtin University of Technology.

Resume available upon request.

Contact

NYC (978) 809 4017 info@coreyjames.co

Press

Featured profile
Communication Arts
(2015)

The Bennington Legacy
This is Paper
(2015)

Back Catalogue (UK)
(2015)

LED screen on the Bundstar Media Tower (China)
Shanghai Type
(2014)

Branding Elements: Logos 3
Sendpoint Publishing
(2014)

Semi-Precious: 29 Graduates who will change the creative industry (Desktop Magazine)
Niche publishing
(2014)

Hysteria Magazine featured artwork
(2013)

The Design Kids feature
(2013)

Typeverything
(2012)

Australian in Front
(2012)

Creative Bloq
(2012)

GrAphorisms
SHS Publishing
(2010)

Education

Graphic Design BA
Curtin Unviersity of Technology
(2011)

Awards

Outstanding achievement in the Bachelor of Arts Design Major
Curtin University of technology
(2011)

Experience

Senior Designer
Siegel + Gale
(current)

Designer
Hubert & Fischer
(2015)

Designer
City of Fremantle
(2014)

Tutor
Curtin University, Perth
(2014)

Mid-level Designer
Nude Design Studio, Perth
(2014)

Designer & Art Director
Equilibrium, Perth
(2011-2013)

Collaborations

Philipp Hubert
(2015)

Johanna Cary
(2014)

Living Brand
(2014)

Rare
(2014)

Studio Papa
(2014)

Maegan Brown
(2012 – 2013)

Shanghai Type (China)
(2013)

Show Us Your Type (Spain)
(2013)

The Design Kids
(2013)

The Beaufort Street Festival
(2012)

Three Word Advice Founder
(2012 – Present)

Disclaimer

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Explaining Colour,
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Album

Album artwork for folk-rock musician Robert Hinton's second album, Explaining Colour. In Robert's lyrics there are many references to clouds and the sky both metaphorically and literally and the contrasting colour is derived from song lyrics too. Golden orange peaks out on the back and front covers through typography, then becomes totally colour-blocked once opened referencing a physical and emotional transition.

Available on iTunes

Art Direction: Corey James, Philipp Hubert
Design: Corey James
Photography: Corey James

Client

Robert Hinton

Year

2015

375,
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Typeface

Moving to New York City from Perth was a significant culture shock. In particular, the environment and the sheer size and quantity of towering skyscrapers in such a concentrated area.

I wanted to translate this dense and hypnotic visual into a bold display face inspired by the monotony of windows and concrete facades.

375 refers to a specific building in NYC from which the concept arose, yet all the buildings in Manhattan contribute to this bizarre, overlapping and often illusionary effect.

375 comes in 3 weights: Window, Facade and Earthquake.

Client

self-initiated

Year

2015

Inflated,
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Typeface

Inflated is a typeface originally featured on my personal business cards.

Client

Self-initiated

Year

2015

The Bennington Legacy,
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Book, signage, direct mail

The Tower49 Gallery exhibited artwork from Willard Boepple, Isaac Witkin and James Wolfe; alumni from Bennington College. Working alongside Hubert & Fischer, the art direction and design included a brochure, spot varnished postcard, window signage and artwork labels.

Art Direction: Philipp Hubert
Design: Corey James

Client

Tower 49

Year

2015

City of Fremantle Arts,
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Identity

Identity design for The City of Fremantle Arts. It is a sub-division operating within the city of Fremantle, organising and promoting creative events in the area.

The new identity provides a strong visual link to all creative ventures in Fremantle, becoming a flagship identity for Fremantle arts culture.

The concept uses the word ‘Fremantle' as the flexible element, signifying creativity and experimentation in the context of the city and its community. The second function for the identity is its ability to directly adapt to any associative artwork using a linking colour palette.

Creative Direction: Corey James
Design: Corey James

Client

City of Fremantle

Year

2014

Vinum,
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Typeface; publication

Vinum is a gothic come psychedelic typeface inspired by Electric Wizard's "Dopethrone" album. The type specimen is risograph printed in black on 210gsm card and wire bound.

Client

Self-published

Year

2014

Shin Sei Kan Antiquities,
Shin Sei Kan Antiquities Shin Sei Kan Antiquities Shin Sei Kan Antiquities Shin Sei Kan Antiquities Shin Sei Kan Antiquities Shin Sei Kan Antiquities Shin Sei Kan Antiquities Shin Sei Kan Antiquities

Identity

Identity for Shin Sei Kan Antiquities, a Perth-based weapons and antiques dealer. The logo incorporates two Japanese Kanji characters translating to the individual dealer and the associative martial arts school.

The secondary logo element surrounding the Kanji is symbolic of the Kan: The means by which the style [Kan] is preserved for future generations and in so embodies all the knowledge to be taught and also the manner by which it is passed on to students.

Creative Direction: Corey James
Design: Corey James

Client

Shin Sei Kan Antiquities

Year

2014

Winter Sun,
Winter Sun Winter Sun Winter Sun

Album

Album artwork for Perth singer / songwriter Robert Hinton's debut release: Winter Sun. The album concept revolves around nature and its correlation with life; this is reflected in the design with a flipped cover photo to create a lack of coherence amongst crashing waves.

Available on iTunes

Creative Direction: Corey James
Art Direction: Corey James
Design: Corey James
Photography: Corey James

Client

Robert Hinton

Year

2013

Three Word Advice,
Three Word Advice Three Word Advice

Self-initiated

Three Word Advice is a project that collects and posts 3-word submissions from around the world. The project was originally typographic-oriented (and still remains so in part), but has since become more copy-driven.

There have been 2 exhibitions around Western Australia held in association with Three Word Advice, recruiting typographers and designers to produce collaborative artwork for individual pieces of advice.

Logo included in Branding Element Logos 3 by Sendpoint Publishing (China).

Creator: Corey James
Co-creator: Maegan Brown
Design: Corey James
Exhibition photography: Leon Downie

Client

Three Word Advice

Year

2009 - 2013

The Cottesloe Beach Hotel,
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Identity

Brand identity for The Cottesloe Beach Hotel: A landmark destination in Perth for over 100 years, situated on one of Australia's landmark beaches. The identity reflects the evolving state of Australian beach culture, incorporating a little nostalgia with contemporary cool. This project was undertaken via Equilibrium.

Project included in Branding Element Logos 3 by Sendpoint Publishing (China).

Creative Direction: Gordon Haynes
Art Direction & Design: Corey James

Client

The Prendiville Group

Year

2012