James Gillen

James graduated from a degree in Graphic Design in 2014. He then went to work with a digital agency called Torchbox based in Oxford with offices in Bristol and Philadelphia. James was part of the small, dynamic design team creating thoughtful, purpose driven user interfaces for a wide variety of clients in the NGO, education and charity sector. James was lead designer on projects for The British Heart Foundation, British Swimming and Shakespeare Birthplace trust.

James has developed skills in User Interface Design, User Experience Design as well as Front-End Development, concentrating on unique, engaging user encounters to help brands communicate with customers.

In 2016 James moved to Taiwan for fourteen months, he then made the move to freelance full-time. Since then he has worked with small businesses, start-ups and digital agencies including, We Are Impression, Insights Digital, Orange Crush and Fffunction to name a few.

James has won multiple awards since freelancing including CSS Winner’s site of the day, Awwwards honourable mention and a WMA for outstanding achievement, his work has also been featured on For Print Only.

He is currently based in Thornbury, Bristol and has continued to help clients create bespoke digital experiences working with small development teams and agencies. James specialises in User Interface Design including apps and websites but has a breadth of knowledge in branding and print, helping clients find their voice in the ever competitive market.