John Jervis

John Jervis - Editor Tick

London, UK

Highly experienced editor and journalist specialising in art, architecture and design, working with leading galleries and journals

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Overview

I'm an experienced art, architecture and design editor and writer. I've worked in editorial roles for leading institutions and publishers, including Tate, the National Gallery and the Design Museum, as well as managing two international art and design magazines and collaborating directly with a variety of authors and institutions.

Having recently worked in the magazine sector, I'm also very happy to work on short-form pieces on a regular basis, with quick turnaround and flexible timings.

I love getting deeply involved in topics around history and culture, helping authors and publishers achieve their aims, and collaborating closely to create projects of the highest possible quality – I look forward to working with you!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Design
History
Home & Garden
Photography
Transportation

Certifications

  • MA Modern History, Oxford University
  • MA Publishing Media, Oxford Brookes University
  • MA Journalism Studies, Westminster University
  • MA Architectural History, Bartlett, University College London

Work experience

Deputy Editor

Icon Magazine
November, 2014 – January, 2018 (about 3 years)

Editing and overseeing the rapid and successful production of this leading and architecture and design magazine, including researching and writing a wide range of material, from reviews and news pieces to features and
editorials, and also locating, commissioning and collaborating with new and established writers and curators
from across the globe to produce a broad range of content

Managing Editor

ArtAsiaPacific
October, 2012 – October, 2014 (about 2 years)

Responsible for all aspects of editorial and design in print and web formats for the principal magazine of the contemporary arts in the Asia-Pacific region

Senior Editor

Laurence King Publishing
July, 2006 – September, 2012 (about 6 years)

Developing, editing and project-managing architecture, design and art projects for this innovative, award-winning independent publisher

Editor

Tate Publishing
February, 2001 – December, 2005 (almost 5 years)

Commissioning, project-managing and editing exhibition catalogues and art books for London's leading modern art museum

Assistant Editor

National Gallery Publications
June, 1997 – July, 1999 (about 2 years)

My start in the art world, putting my hand to whatever need doing, from proofreading to marketing, and eventually editing my own projects!

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Icon

Icon is one of the world's leading architecture and design magazines. Every month we interview the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visit the best new buildings, analyse the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and review an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films.

Icon is one of the world's leading architecture and design magazines. Every month we interview the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visit the best new buildings, analyse the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and review an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films.

Flexible: Architecture that Responds to Change

Robert Kronenburg

Flexible architecture adapts to new uses, responds to change rather than stagnating, and is motive rather than static. Understanding how it has been conceived, designed, made, and used helps us understand its potential in solving current and future problems associated with technological, social, and economic change. This book explores the whole genre of fl exible architecture buildings that ar... read more

Flexible architecture adapts to new uses, responds to change rather than stagnating, and is motive rather than static. Understanding how it has been conceived, designed, made, and used helps us understand its potential in solving current and future problems associated with technological, social, and economic change. This book explores the whole genre of fl exible architecture buildings that ar... read more

Donald Judd

Rudi Fuchs, Nicholas Serota, David Batchelor

Bruce Nauman: Raw Materials (The Unilever Series)

Emma Dexter, Michael Auping, Ben Borthwick

Bruce Nauman (1941 -) is arguably the most influential artist at work in the world today. His pioneering explorations of sculpture, performance, film, video, neon and sound art have seen him investigating areas of art practice years before his peers, providing inspiration for innumerable artistic careers. Nauman has always drawn on a wide range sources for his own work, including the philosoph... read more

Bruce Nauman (1941 -) is arguably the most influential artist at work in the world today. His pioneering explorations of sculpture, performance, film, video, neon and sound art have seen him investigating areas of art practice years before his peers, providing inspiration for innumerable artistic careers. Nauman has always drawn on a wide range sources for his own work, including the philosoph... read more

The New Modern House (paperback): Redefining Functionalism

Jonathan Bell, Ellie Stathaki

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-09-03 Pages: 240 Language: English Publisher: Laurence King Modern architecture is a story of movements. styles and genres. But what of the work that remains defiantly unique. refusing to submit to a label or genre The New Modern House is a comprehensive look at the emerging trend of architecture that favours substance over style. combining functional design and susta... read more

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-09-03 Pages: 240 Language: English Publisher: Laurence King Modern architecture is a story of movements. styles and genres. But what of the work that remains defiantly unique. refusing to submit to a label or genre The New Modern House is a comprehensive look at the emerging trend of architecture that favours substance over style. combining functional design and susta... read more

Edward Hopper

256 pages profusely illustrated in colour throughout

256 pages profusely illustrated in colour throughout

Art Direction Explained, At Last!

Steven Heller, Veronique Vienne

Paperback. Pages: 256 Publisher: Laurence King Publishers This book is a highly informative. highly entertaining introduction to what art direction is and what art directors do. Co-written by one of the world's leading art directors. it coves the role of art director in numerous environments. including magazines and newspapers. advertising. corporate identity. museums and publishing. It also p... read more

Paperback. Pages: 256 Publisher: Laurence King Publishers This book is a highly informative. highly entertaining introduction to what art direction is and what art directors do. Co-written by one of the world's leading art directors. it coves the role of art director in numerous environments. including magazines and newspapers. advertising. corporate identity. museums and publishing. It also p... read more

Turner & Venice

Ian Warrell

petit in-4 oblong, broché, 280 pp., nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs in-texte, index, bibliographie. Très bon état.

petit in-4 oblong, broché, 280 pp., nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs in-texte, index, bibliographie. Très bon état.

Illustration (Portfolio (Laurence King))

Andrew Hall

Paperback. Pages: 228 Publisher: Laurence King Publishers This oad introduction to illustration reveals the artistic. intellectual and organizational skills needed to practice as a freelance illustrator. and helps the reader navigate the specialist areas of its application. There is a practical introduction to image -making. covering ways of drawing. viewpoints and perspective. colour palettes... read more

Paperback. Pages: 228 Publisher: Laurence King Publishers This oad introduction to illustration reveals the artistic. intellectual and organizational skills needed to practice as a freelance illustrator. and helps the reader navigate the specialist areas of its application. There is a practical introduction to image -making. covering ways of drawing. viewpoints and perspective. colour palettes... read more

Bibliographic (paperback): 100 Classic Graphic Design Books

Jason Godfrey

Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books is an insightful compilation of the best design books of the last 100 years. It covers a huge range of material - historic titles from pioneering type foundries to the best of recent monographs from today's leading studios - and provides a unique insight into the evolution of graphic design in the twentieth century. Classic graphic design manuals... read more

Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books is an insightful compilation of the best design books of the last 100 years. It covers a huge range of material - historic titles from pioneering type foundries to the best of recent monographs from today's leading studios - and provides a unique insight into the evolution of graphic design in the twentieth century. Classic graphic design manuals... read more

Editorial Design: Digital and Print

Cath Caldwell, Yolanda Zappaterra

Editorial Design: Digital and Print is a comprehensive guide to the traditional and digital skills that a designer will need for a future career in visual journalism today - the design of magazines and newspapers for a wide variety of markets. Generously illustrated, including case studies, practical exercises and tips, examples of best practice and profiles of individual designers including M... read more

Editorial Design: Digital and Print is a comprehensive guide to the traditional and digital skills that a designer will need for a future career in visual journalism today - the design of magazines and newspapers for a wide variety of markets. Generously illustrated, including case studies, practical exercises and tips, examples of best practice and profiles of individual designers including M... read more

Bridget Riley

Paul Moorhouse

Bridget Riley is one of Britain's most celebrated artists, and her career has been distinguished by a series of remarkable innovations. She first attracted critical attention with the dazzling black-and-white paintings she began to make in 1961. Her participation in the seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1965 and her triumph at the Venice Biennale i... read more

Bridget Riley is one of Britain's most celebrated artists, and her career has been distinguished by a series of remarkable innovations. She first attracted critical attention with the dazzling black-and-white paintings she began to make in 1961. Her participation in the seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1965 and her triumph at the Venice Biennale i... read more

ArtAsiaPacific

For over 20 years, ArtAsiaPacific has been at the forefront of the powerful creative forces that shape contemporary art from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. Covering the latest in contemporary visual culture, ArtAsiaPacific is published in Hong Kong, with over 30 editorial desks worldwide. Our annual issue, the Almanac, is an alphabetical tour d'horizon of the 67-odd countries covered i... read more

For over 20 years, ArtAsiaPacific has been at the forefront of the powerful creative forces that shape contemporary art from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. Covering the latest in contemporary visual culture, ArtAsiaPacific is published in Hong Kong, with over 30 editorial desks worldwide. Our annual issue, the Almanac, is an alphabetical tour d'horizon of the 67-odd countries covered i... read more

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