Default Avatar


David James is a designer, photographer, illustrator and art director. He studied Fine Art at the University of Reading, followed by postgraduate study at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. He is an Accredited Senior in Creative Imaging and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He had 30 years in broadcast television as an art director and designer. Posts include Supervising Designer, News and Current Affairs at Thames Television (ITV London), Deputy Head of the Design Group, HTV Wales, and Head of the Design Group, ITV West. His work in television design and art direction features in books on television graphics such as Television Graphics and Graphic Design in Television and in journals such as Creative Review and Broadcast. He was one of the pioneers of digital design: in 1984, he designed and art directed the opening titles for Wales at Six, one of the first computer generated sequences broadcast in the UK. Following his long broadcast design career, he was Divisional Leader and Principal Lecturer for Digital Media at the University of Wolverhampton and Course Leader for the MA in Creative Media programme at the University of Worcester. He has authored seven degree courses, including an MA programme, and is on the Research Panel of the Royal Photographic Society.