Hello, I'm James Tranter; a multidisciplinary designer based in Sydney, Australia. For the past ten years I've had the opportunity to brand, art direct, illustrate, lay out and craft designs for some of the most visible Aussie companies, to small projects you'll probably never hear about.  I bring the love to it all.

Hello, I'm James Tranter; a multidisciplinary designer based in Sydney, Australia. For the past ten years I've had the opportunity to brand, art direct, illustrate, lay out and craft designs for some of the most visible Aussie companies, to small projects you'll probably never hear about.  I bring the love to it all.

What I do

What I do

I'm trained and educated as a graphic designer and consider my main skill to be finding the gold between conceptual thinking, visual execution and creating things that are just plain fun and exciting. My aim is not just to answer the brief, but to find the fresh and interesting angle that gets everyone excited.

Most of my experience is in working inhouse freelance for advertising companies, executing campaigns for large Australian and international companies. I also have extensive experience in magazine publishing in Australia and the UK. Type, layout, colour, trend, personality and craft find their intersection in my work.

What work I take on:

• Brand identity design and sub-branding
• Campaign design and concepts
• Design execution including layout, typography, illustration and storyboarding.

I'm trained and educated as a graphic designer and consider my main skill to be finding the gold between conceptual thinking, visual execution and creating things that are just plain fun and exciting. My aim is not just to answer the brief, but to find the fresh and interesting angle that gets everyone excited.

Most of my experience is in working inhouse freelance for advertising companies, executing campaigns for large Australian and international companies. I also have extensive experience in magazine publishing in Australia and the UK. Type, layout, colour, trend, personality and craft find their intersection in my work.

What work I take on:

• Brand identity design and sub-branding
• Campaign design and concepts
• Design execution including layout, typography, illustration and storyboarding.

Where I've come from

Where I've come from

I started my path drawing Ninja Turtles for other kids at primary school in Sydney. I gained my first official accolade and ego reinforcemnet by winning a drawing competition for the local Rockdale Council, affirming the potential future as a commercial artist. I recived a high disctinction in photography during my visual art extension course for the HSC and got accepted into University of Wollongong where I completed my Bachelor of Graphic Designer with a minor interest in advertising psychology.

After University I spent a season cooling off as a lifty at Mammoth Mountain, California. Starting a love affair with travel, I spent most of my 20s overseas living and working in London, Sydney and Germany and spending time in many other countries.

I speak German and can understand a good amount of Danish.

I now live and freelance in Sydney.

I started my path drawing Ninja Turtles for other kids at primary school in Sydney. I gained my first official accolade and ego reinforcemnet by winning a drawing competition for the local Rockdale Council, affirming the potential future as a commercial artist. I recived a high disctinction in photography during my visual art extension course for the HSC and got accepted into University of Wollongong where I completed my Bachelor of Graphic Designer with a minor interest in advertising psychology.

After University I spent a season cooling off as a lifty at Mammoth Mountain, California. Starting a love affair with travel, I spent most of my 20s overseas living and working in London, Sydney and Germany and spending time in many other countries.

I speak German and can understand a good amount of Danish.

I now live and freelance in Sydney.

Experience

Experience

I have about 10 years experience as a graphic designer which has been spread out mostly between the advertising and publishing industries. Below is some companies that have given me a seat over the years:

I have about 10 years experience as a graphic designer which has been spread out mostly between the advertising and publishing industries. Below is some companies that have given me a seat over the years:

Projects

Projects

Over the years I have initiated or taken part in many projects that spurred me into action from a variety of interests. The following were ones that I was able to bring my design into the fold. 

Over the years I have initiated or taken part in many projects that spurred me into action from a variety of interests. The following were ones that I was able to bring my design into the fold. 

2015-now – A KAY A DAY IN MAY

A group swimming initiative that came from a personal challenge. To get myself to absorb habits I went through a three-year period of doing 30 day challenge – one of which was to swim a kilometre every day for a month. In the second year I did it in May (mostly so it rhymed) and got other friends involved. The next year I made a website and an instagram account to spread the net further and see what happens. That year there were 20 participants. See here for more info.

2011 – LIFE EXHIBITION

2011 – LIFE EXHIBITION

In 2011 I was living in the UK and after the success of the below Faxhibition, I wanted to create something bigger with a similar format. I don't remember how this concept evolved, but it ended up being 20 Australian artists, submitting screenprints in two colours (one having to be red), exhibited in Brick Lane to raise money and awareness for the AIDS charity RED. The prints were excellently executed with help from Print Club London and the show took place at East Gallery. The lineup was so amazing, I had the priveledge of making contact with and having in the exhibition artists such as Reg Mombassa, Jeremyville and Kareena Zerefos. I organised and curated the whole exhibition.

2010 - FAXHIBITION

In 2009 I was part of a group created by Modular Records that bought together some excited young creatives to talk ideas called 'The Groop'. One of the interesting things that came about was the idea of having a book that collected submissions from Australian creative agencies to a brief. Somehow after thinking on it and chatting to people it morphed into what would become an exhibition of faxes that I was to be organiser of. My small group of helpers and I managed to get a bunch of Aussie artists involved including James Jirat Patradoon, Sarah Lanarch, Beastman, Greedy Hen and many more. We collected the artworks via fax on one old machine and hung them at China Heights gallery in Sydney. We raised some money for Medicines Sans Fontieres and had a fun opening weekend celebration. 

Contact

Contact

Feel free to contact me for work enquiries or hellos at jetranter@gmail.com

Feel free to contact me for work enquiries or hellos at jetranter@gmail.com

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James Tranter
Graphic Designer

jetranter@gmail.com
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