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Resume James Hampton

Education

 4 Week Intensive Film School (2001)  International Film & TV Workshops (Maine)
 BA. Business & Marketing (90-94)  University of Ulster (Ireland)
 Dip. Market Research (94)  Market Research Society (London)
 *Dip. Marketing (4 of 5 papers) (94)  Charted Insit. of Mktg.(London)
 HNDip.Visual Communication (88-90)  University of Ulster (Ireland)
 Certificate in Art & Design (87-88)  University of Ulster (Ireland)
 Certificate in Graphic Design (86-87)  Belfast Art School (Ireland)

Employment

  • 2008 - Present | Founder of HistoryGear.com

    A personal startup from scratch. It's a pioneering lifestyle brand inspired by history, featuring exclusive prints, t-shirts and gifts.

  • 2008 - 2014 | Red Sheep Creative

    Owner of a small design consultancy with a focus on branding and positioning. A small diverse range of clients from construction to information technology. Work includes online, print and advertising.

    HD film & production with flourish TV. Delivering broadcast quality content for small to medium businesses.

  • 2001 - 2008 (May) | Art Director/Brand Manager | NBC Universal, NYC

    Art Director with the NBC Agency, positioned as the off-air brand manager for the business network CNBC. Winner of 3 Promax awards in 2008. Work included all aspects of print and off-air promotion, including major campaigns such as the award winning CNBC branding campaign of 2006.

    From September ‘01 to August ‘04 - creative offline art director with the Universal Network TRIO. Responsible for conception, art direction, designed and produced 5 major multi-million dollar advertising campaigns for the network. In addition - created and developed On-Air elements such as id’s and promotional spots. Consistency of message/brand was paramount across all media platforms, resulting in a Promax Gold in 2006.

  • 1999 - 2001 | Art Director | iAgora, NYC

    Online art director for a dynamic international site. The site was designed with a strong focus on usability and international design issues. A complex informational architectural structure was created and navigational processes heavily tested and implemented. Day to day included - managing design growth and resource expansion and developing complex interactive dynamic sections such as clubs and classified’s for a global audience. (site design no longer live).

  • 1997 - 1999 | Art Director | Court TV, NYC

    Restructured information architecture and redesigned the site resulting in a 400% increase in traffic within 8 months. Implemented streaming video (winning “Real Video Streaming Award” 1998) and established video strategy before it was in vogue. Hired and managed designers and production staff along with responsibility for project management and product development. (site design no longer live)

  • 1996 - 1997 | Web Designer | Time Warner's Dreamshop.com, NYC

    This was the worlds first online shopping mall and I was responsible for the interface and content design for a diverse range of clients, including Godiva Chocolatier, Omaha steaks, Spiegel, Eddie Bauer and The Sharper Image.

  • 1993 - 1995 | Marketing Communications Manager | Artisan Crystal, (Belfast)

    Restructured information architecture and redesigned the site resulting in a 400% increase in traffic within 8 months. Implemented streaming video (winning "Real Video Streaming Award" 1998) and established video strategy before it was in vogue. Hired and managed designers and production staff along with responsibilits for project management and product development. (site design no longer live)

  • 1992 - 1993 | Junior Designer | Creative Image (Belfast)

    As a junior I created design and advertising solutions for a broad range of clients, including NIR, Northern Bank and the Irish News.