James Karsberg

James Karsberg

Bangkok, Thailand
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James Karsberg

James Karsberg

Designer
Bangkok, Thailand
Member since October 19, 2015
James is a graphic designer from the UK with over 17 years of experience working with some of the worlds leading brands and agencies. He is an expert in conceptual design work, creative direction, branding, graphic design, UI, and digital design. His wealth of commercial experience combined with a genuine passion for design results in him making beautiful solutions for his clients.
James is now available for hire
Employment
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    JimmyK Design
    2010 - PRESENT
    • Worked as a freelance creative director and graphic designer.
    • Worked with various international clients entirely remotely; for both agencies and private clients.
    • Won numerous awards with agencies Crowd and Amuzo.
    • For Amuzo, worked on the full branding and website design.
    • For the client Lego, continued to provide creative direction for Amuzo on various Lego projects.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite
  • Head Creative
    Amuzo
    2009 - 2011
    • Won multiple awards including BIMA and NMA Effectiveness Awards.
    • Provided the creative direction for numerous Lego games. For example Star Wars' Battle Orders (a strategy game), created UI design without a need for localized text, saving Lego a lot of time and money. Worked on other games which include Lego Chima Speedorz, Lego World Racers, Lego Star Wars Ace Assault 1 and 2, and Lego Rise of the Robots.
    • Provided and managed the creative direction for two racing games for BBC Radio 1. These were featured live on air with presenters and celebrities challenging the listeners to beat their times.
    • Developed the creative direction for two racing games for Mobil 1 racing games. These were Formula one and NASCAR themed featuring Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, and Tony Stewart. The public was invited to play with winners having their names added to the actual race car.
    • Managed a team of designers and developers, ensuring successful translation of design into reality.
    • Design work was seen by hundreds of millions of people through various games!
    • Set best working design practices for both the agency and clients.
    • Led research and development for Lego's internal product development team. The aim of this was to develop different concepts of how Lego's real life products or toys could be combined with technology to interface with their games, thereby driving sales. Led this project at every step from initial concepts right through to creating interactive presentations for end user testing.
    Technologies: Adobe CS
Education
  • Higher National Diploma (Equivalent to Associate's) degree in Graphic Design and Illustration
    The Arts Institute - Bournemouth, UK
    1995 - 1997
Experience
  • Adobe Creative Suite18 years
  • Adobe Illustrator18 years
  • Adobe Photoshop18 years
  • Graphic Design18 years
  • Branding18 years
  • Visual18 years
  • User Interface (UI)12 years
  • Creative Direction10 years
Tools
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Creative Suite
Bangkok, Thailand
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