James Burke

Creative Director, art collective and consultancy Acrylicize

James Burke is co-founder and Creative Director at art collective and consultancy Acrylicize. Established while James was at university in Manchester, as an extension of his final year project, the company now works with high-profile clients including Heinz, Google, British Airways, Mind Candy and stadiums including Wembley and Twickenham.

Acrylicize create Art installations and Art schemes for interior spaces that tell a story, connecting and engaging the viewer with the space they’re in. Their work explores the relationship between Fine Art, Design, Graphics, Interior Design and Architectural Features.

James also has his own personal art project called ‘Shesh’, which incorporates art, graffiti, fashion and music. A devoted drummer, he also finds time to play at renowned venues including the Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts and The London Palladium as well as recording at BBC's famous Maida Vale Studios.

Follow James on Instagram to keep up-to-date with his art and music projects.

The team at Acrylicize also blog from the studio, with photo updates on art projects and their “stretch sessions” where they brainstorm concepts.

Follow Acrylicize on Twitter too: www.twitter.com/acrylicize
Phone-free at Festivals Signals Creativity and

Phone-free at Festivals Signals Creativity and Expression

I've never understood how spending your precious time stacking icons of fruits on top of each other does much good for the world. Nor how, instead of watching live music, it is better to watch it through your phone screen, desperately trying to film it over the shoulder of the person in front of you.
25/09/2013 10:26 BST
What's in a Name? Is Brand Identity

What's in a Name? Is Brand Identity Art?

Graffiti always seemed to me a purer form of the concept of 'brand identity' and one that came with real artistic flair, mystery, energy and danger. What traditionally set graffiti artists and brands apart was the drive for something beyond financial gain.
13/06/2013 15:54 BST