James Dawe is an artist and commercial illustrator/image maker based in London, working predominantly in mixed media collage and digital manipulation. His compositions have been described to have ‘beautiful glorious chaos’ to them which reflects an alternate eclectic energy in Dawe’s approach.

James' combines wide ranging source material seamlessly, to generate his own unique perception of reality.  In his carefully thought out compositions, there is a constant desire to intertwine fashion, sport, mechanical structure, and photography to produce original visions. Having successfully managed the median between his design portfolio and fine art, he has worked for various clients including; Nike, Wired, New York Times, Bloomberg, and Network Rail.

Schweppes 'Mix Your Way' Event: James Dawe was commissioned by Exposure to create live custom portraits for VIP guests at their Schweppes “Mix Your Way” event at the Hoxton Holborn and Sanderson Hotels in London. The Schweppes 'Mix Your Way' experience gave consumers the chance to customize and tailor drinks to their own palate. The launch event celebrated individuality and personal taste, and the unique portraits created by James for each guest - in collaboration with photographer Ricky Darko - reflected their customized cocktail, as well as the spirit of their personality! (Senior Creative Designer: Anna Hart) (Agency: Jelly, Client: Schweppes, 2016)