James Musgrave, Designer in London, United Kingdom
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James Musgrave

Verified Expert  in Design


London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
August 10, 2020

James is an award-winning designer with twelve years of experience and a core focus on brand, UI, and UX design. He has spoken at international design conferences for Google and Adobe. James's big-name clients include Birkenstock, Louis Vuitton, Paul McCartney, Penguin Books, and Universal Music.


Work Experience

Design Director

2008 - PRESENT
  • Performed brand, UI, and UX design for well-known clients across multiple industries. Clients include Birkenstock, Elite Models, Paul McCartney, Penguin Books, Universal Music, Wonderland Magazine, and Yohji Yamamoto.
  • Served as the product owner and UI/UX designer for a content and digital asset management platform.
  • Led cross-disciplinary teams across design and engineering.
  • Spoke internationally at design conferences for Google and Adobe.
  • Served as a mentor for D&AD, a London-based, global association for creative and design professionals, and as a judge for the D&AD Recording Academy.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Figma


2007 - 2008
  • Provided visual merchandising design and art direction for Louis Vuitton.
  • Created the editorial and book design for the London College of Fashion.
  • Profiled in Vogue and received the Wallpaper Design of the Year Award.
Technologies: Adobe CC
2004 - 2007

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

Central Saint Martins - London


Adobe CC, Figma



Industry Expertise





Graphic Design, Digital Design, Branding, Art Direction, Creative Direction, UI Design, UX Design, Product Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Brand Design, App UI, Youth, Website CMS, Asset Management, Digital Asset Management, Content Management Systems (CMS), Design Systems, Dark UIs, Blog Design, Editorial Design, Web Design, eCommerce, Typography, Responsive Design, Content Management, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Apps, Vue, Bulma, Databases, Custom Typeface Design, Three.js, Portfolios, Strategy, Dashboards, Photography, Web Search, Social, Two.js, Discovery, Maps, Product Owner, Design Direction, B2B, Art, B2C, Web Fonts, Font Design

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