Oneworld's James Jones leaves to go freelance

Oneworld's James Jones leaves to go freelance

James Jones, art director at Oneworld, is leaving the company after three years to pursue a freelance design career.

Jones joined Oneworld in 2015 working as the art director four days a week, and freelancing for companies around the world on the other day.

Previously Jones worked at Vintage for four and a half years as a senior designer, and prior to that Jones was at Orion, initially as a junior designer, and then a designer. Jones was named a Bookseller Rising Star in 2014.

He said: "It’s been a terrific three years working with the brilliant team at Oneworld at an incredibly exciting time for the publishing house - from Man Booker success to winning Independent Publisher of the Year - and I wish the company every continued success.

"With this move to freelancing full-time I’m looking forward to expanding on the design work I’ve been producing for publishers both in the UK and internationally, as well as developing my own design projects."

Oneworld publisher Novin Doostdar said: "James Jones’s contribution to Oneworld’s covers in the last three years has been significant and widely admired in the industry. We are sorry to lose him but hope to work with him on future covers and wish him the very best in his new ventures." 

Jones can be contacted at jamesjonesbookdesign@gmail.com and via his website jamespauljones.tumblr.com

Jones's last day will be Thursday 5th July.