James Round - Designer
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About

Hello, I’m James.

I’m a London based freelance graphic designer and illustrator.

Over the last ten years I’ve collaborated with brands big and small to create beautiful, award winning work. Before going freelance I worked across the creative industries, culminating in my role as senior designer at Human After All, one of the UK’s leading creative agencies.

I love to create crafted printed products, engaging data visualizations, rich illustrations and clean digital experiences that surprise and delight people. I’ve created work for a varied collection of clients including the BBC, Tesco, Facebook, Save the Rhino and BAFTA. And I’ve been lucky enough to see my work recognized across the creative industries, by the likes of D&AD, Behance, The Information is Beautiful Awards, Adweek and the Dieline.

Got an upcoming project or commission? Let’s work together! Get in touch and let’s create something awesome.

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Awards

WINNER

Creativepool 2017 Annual
Publishing Award
ALNAP Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Guide

D&AD Wooden Pencil 2016
Magazine & Newspaper Design
Weapons of Reason Issue 2

SHORTLISTED

The Drum Design Awards 2017
Illustration Award
The Facebook Playing Cards

LONGLISTED

The Information is Beautiful Awards 2018
Best Data Visualization
Lessons from those we’ve lost

The Information is Beautiful Awards 2017
Best Data Visualization
The ISS: The First 50 Expeditions

The Information is Beautiful Awards 2017
Best Data Visualization
POTUS: Exploring 228 years of the Commander in Chief

Press

2019

Creative Bloq
6 of 2019's best infographics

Dribbble
“How James Round uses data
visualization to tell a compelling story”

Dribbble
9 places designers traveled to
for creative inspiration”

Behance
Graphic Design Featured Project / 2019
Data Visualizations Vol. 1

Behance
Graphic Design Featured Project / 2019
The Network Effect Data Viz / WIRED UK

2018

Behance
Illustration Featured Project / 2018
Editorial Illustrations Part I

Visme
“The 25 Best Data Visualizations of 2018”

OLDER

Design Week
“New book The Way to Design looks to teach designers about business”

Creative Boom
“The Way to Design: Human After All turns a complex manifesto into a beautiful experience”

Adweek
“Facebook Made an Amazing Deck of Playing Cards With Marketing Insights for Agencies”

Creative Bloq
”Facebook's annual insights released as stunning
playing cards”

The Dieline
“Facebook's NEW Deck of Playing Cards With Marketing Insights for Agencies”

It’s Nice That
“The life of megacities, as told through great features and illustrations”

Behance
Graphic Design Featured Project / 2017
Weapons of Reason issue #2

Employment

CURRENTLY

Freelancing and available for work!
Get in touch!

PREVIOUSLY

Senior Creative
Human After All
Creative Agency

Creative
Human After All
Creative Agency

Designer at
DDB
Advertising Agency

Creative at
Bow & Arrow
Innovation Consultancy