Jamie Brunskill is a creative director with over 18 years’ experience spanning across fashion, beauty, sports, and lifestyle. Jamie’s approach is fully integrated, from creating award-winning above the line advertising to leading full strategic and operational brand overhauls. Jamie also runs, Jamie Brunskill Ltd. Which is a London based creative studio working with leading global brands in fashion, beauty, sports, and lifestyle. The studio specialises in creative direction, strategy, branding and design.
1. What was your very first job?
Photographer for Dazed & Confused magazine
2. Please describe, in your own words, what your job is and what work it entails.
I am a Creative Director for global sports and fashion brands.
3. How did you discover that the creative world was right for you? Was there a time in your life that you credit to this discovery? Was there a train of events that brought you where you are today?
I come from a family of artists, so it felt right to fall into the same world.
4. In your constantly growing and expanding industry, how do you find inspiration to keep your work fresh, innovative and relevant?
By continually being excited by life and the world around you. Keep exploring, keep being inquisitive and educating yourself about new things. If life gets boring, then you should not be a creative.
5. If you had to pick one piece of work or project that you are most proud of, more for the creative work and innovation rather than its recognition or industry "success," what would it be?
I think it would have to be my first shoot for Dazed, which was a photographic collaged fashion story, which was just so free and expressive, as I remember being so exciting to have my work published in a magazine which inspired me so much throughout school and being able to shoot this story only 6 months after graduating, having just turned 18. I think back to that shoot, and the feeling of creative freedom to do exactly what I wanted, without commerce and life’s pressures getting in the way and fogging the creative process.
6. Which creative disciplines do you commission most, and are most interested in seeing more of and why? Which of these disciplines are you most interested in seeing at CONNECTIONS? (i.e. photo, film, production, social, experiential, VR, CGI, animation etc.)
My favourite discipline is film and animation, as I adore the multiple aspects of the genre which all come together to create a piece of art. From the visuals, lighting, DOP set design and art direction, to the narrative brought to life by the script and director, all tied up with superb postproduction, from animation to CG effects. There are so many layers to a great piece of film. All my favourite areas of interest brought together in to one piece of creative.