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James Tustin

I’m a 25-year-old Illustrator and graphic designer from the cool streets of Birmingham. I have over a year's worth of solid experience in the creative industry with illustrative design and marketing. I am proficient with photoshop, have solid design experience, both freelance and professionally. I have an apprenticeship qualification in Digital Marketing and Principles of coding, alongside working with sports brand HEXXEE and personalised sock company Socks Smile.

Creative Consultant - 

H E X X E E & Socks Smile

Nov 2020 - March 2021

Utilizing illustrative skills to create fresh and engaging content for both social media and website. Revamping previous & older sock ranges, hoodie, and t-shirt designs.

Dropshipping overseer for Prezzybox (on behalf of Socks Smile) managing stock, and solving any postage or production problems. Professional email writing, the experience of Google Docs and supplier order portals.

Marketing and Design - Socks Smile

2018 - 2020

Creating designs based on Seasons and occasions. Utilizing photoshop for both design and marketing material on Facebook and Google ads.

Creating video advertisements on Facebook & targeted carousel l adverts. Ran email campaigns on Etsy, including Email and abandoned basket campaigns.

Uploading and managing products on Shopify. Writing meta descriptions tags & SEO optimisation. Creative writing for adverts and product descriptions.

Helping with production, organisation of work stations, packing, and posting orders. Lots of experience with Royal Mail Click and Drop app, also communication with dropshipping sites, answering queries, and keeping communication active.

Birmingham City University

2015 - 2018

Visual Communication: Illustration - 2:1

Traditional and digital illustrations. Collaborations with photography and graphic design on a fashion film, keyframe animation.

Refining my skills with photoshop; digital portraiture, layouts, typography, general photoshop proficiency. 

Ink sketches, collage, zine publications. 

Solihull College: Blossomfield Campus

2014 - 2015

Art and Design Foundation - Merit

Finding my illustrative roots and experimenting with media! Showcased a series of political satire pieces based around the 2014 UK Election for the end of year show. 

CV: Resume


Typography, Design, Marketing, Graphic Design, Personal Work 

CV: Portfolio
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