Jamie is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and awarded member of D&AD. He started his design career at hat-trick design consultants in 2001 after graduating from Somerset College of Arts where he was taught by Malcolm Swatridge (founder of The Partners). While at hat-trick, he worked with a diverse group of clients including Fairbridge, BBC Books, The Royal Mail, Natural History Museum, Capital Radio, Land Securities and NESTA. In 2005 he became senior designer at Blast, where he designed the award-winning Inuit Paper identity and campaign for Arjowiggins, as well as work for BBC Events, University of the Arts London and the Arts Council.
In 2007 as a freelance designer, Jamie worked with The Partners (now Superunion), 300million, fivefootsix and Wiedemann Lampe before establishing Magpie Studio in a pub in early 2008 with two of his best buddies. Magpie Studio went on to become one of the UK’s most internationally awarded agencies (6th in the Design Week Creative Survey 2013) working with household names from Apple to the British Heart Foundation, Nike to Royal Mail.
In 2013 Jamie relocated to Bath where he started Supple Studio. Supple now boasts an enviable list of clients including Arjowiggins Paper, Channel 4, Childline, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Royal Mail, The Royal Mint, University of the Arts London, The Royal Institution, National Trust, NSPCC, Thames & Hudson and National Museums of Scotland. Over the years he has been awarded various pieces of wood, metal and paper – eighteen D&AD Awards (including three silver nominations, an Impact Award and two Yellow Pencils), eleven Design Week Awards (including two winners and four commendations), two ADC NY Silver Awards and a Cannes Gold Lion for branding. But he never got himself the elusive record deal he was really after.