Hello and welcome to my portfolio/blog. My name is James Thornton and I'm a Graphic Designer/Illustrator. I have a passion for creativity and a drive to achieve. This blog was created to showcase my work. I've completed a BA Hons Degree in Graphic Design at West Wales School of the Arts in 2009, Since then I've exhibited in my hometown of Dundalk, London, Dublin and Carmarthen in various exhibitions such as Type52, D&AD NewBlood and Dublin Pride Festival. Further to this I've recently completed my studies at Masters Level in Professional Design Practice in Dublin Institute of Technology 2011.
My Software includes the following: Adobe CS5 Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, AfterEffects, Acrobat, Flash, Google Sketch up, Cinema 4D, iWeb, MS Office. My skills include: Airbrushing, Photo Manipulation, Digital compositing, Layout, Corporate Branding, Logos, Web Design, Art Directing, Character Design, Basic Animation, Poster design.
I've worked previously as an Inhouse Designer for a rugby clothing brand called KitDesigner and currently operate as a freelance designer working on various projects covering a broad spectrum of practices. My Client list includes Dundalk Outcomers, Body Tonic Music, Outhouse Resource Centre, Cafe 105, Sulis Holistics, Mark Bell Accupuncture, Eddie Mc Guinness Marketing Consultant, Spin Dance and Fitness, Railtours Ireland and Carmichael House.
2011 - Hotpress Cover Finalist
2008 - Ty Nant Bottle Design Runner up
2006 - Best in Design
2003 - Art Award