One reason I wanted to study design was to learn more about publishing. Once I graduated from school, I started to make editorial illustrations and self-published my own printed matter. By doing this, I could explore different ways to show a variety of concepts and themes. I cultivated a creative process that I feel confident in. I can take a project from beginning to end and feel proud of the final deliverables.
Since publishing my own work, I have collaborated with various publishers designing book covers, illustrations, and layouts. The subject matter I have done work for has ranged from articles about fashion trends to serious non-fiction books. My enthusiasm has remained the same as when I first started working. There is no project that doesn't deserve thought and diligence from the designer.
Working for a publisher in a deadline driven environment. Designing jacket mechanicals, advertisements, and promotional materials for the company. Assisting the creative director with departmental duties and working on all stages of design for book covers.
Working for a designer in a studio with multiple projects going on at once. Conceptualizing editorial illustrations while editing book jackets on the same day. Corresponding with art directors and other designers in the office to push work forward in a small studio. Assisting with events and workshops and also keeping the office organized.
Working on designs for organizations including Farrar Straus & Giroux, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Simon & Schuster and Vogue. Figuring out and executing the best possible design while meeting firm deadlines. Collaborating with art directors and authors listening to suggestions and reasoning for any changes needed.
In his first book, iconoclastic designer James Victore gives fans a survey of his work and his no-holds-barred take on the practice, business, and teaching of graphic design today. Known for making vivid, memorable, and often controversial work, Victore has sought comrades, not clients—brave, smart collaborators who have encouraged him to reinterpret old design solutions and to pressure viewer... read more
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