Resume 2012

Ian Sandeman-Ross James
DOB: 22.12.1965 Bendigo Victoria



HSC 1983 graduated group one subjects St Vincents/MBC (Bendigo)
English, English Literature, Maths 1+2, Art, Graphic Communications. Highlight (Top 5% of State in October Tests - English Expression) Highlight (Awards each year, scholarship student)

Latrobe University of Northern Victoria 1983 Formerly BCAE
Dux of year 1986 Highlight (Studio 3 Graphic Design - Distinction)
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Professional Career

1984 - 1986
Cook Green and Moore Advertising (Bendigo)- Casual Artist/Graphic Designer - Gopher. Highlight (worked on TV commercials) accounts; Royal Show, Bendigo Bank, CFA. Graphics Group (Bendigo) (Body Copy Clothing Company) (Bendigo)- Casual Artist/Graphic Designer - Gopher. accounts; C+M bricks, Monior, Telecom

1986 - 1996
Max Robinson and Associates (St Kilda Road Melbourne) - Graphic Designer/Illustrator/...then Studio Manager
Highlight (design assistant on current $10 note, designed clear window area, managed the WMC/Alcoa merger prospectus 128 pages 120,000 copies - without errors, one of the most successful corporate mergers in the history of Australia (three weeks with very little sleep). (11 AGDA awards for packaging, 6 MADC Awards for print publications) accounts; Reserve Bank of Australia, Global Funds Management, Pasminco, WMC Resources Limited, Mitchelton Wines, Lort Smith Animal Hospital, Reddin Recruitment, Peter Mac.

1996 - 1997
Beavis Corporate (Glen Waverley Melbourne) - Senior Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Sutton Tools, Nortel, Motorola, Southcorp Packaging.

1997 - 1998
Meg Robertson Design (Williams Street Melbourne) - Senior Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Studio Manager (Secured position over 46 senior design applicants). Highlight (rebranding of Parks Victoria secondary livery, designed Kingston City Council Mayoral Robes) accounts; EPA Victoria, Dept Premier and Cabinet, Kingston City Council, City of Port Phillip, City West Water.

1998 - 2005
JamesGrechDesign Pty Ltd (St Kilda Road Melbourne) - Director - Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Webdesigner.
Highlight (ARA Environmental Annual Report of the year 1999) accounts; WMC Resources, PACIA, John Garratt Publishing, St Vincents Hospital, Drouin West Timber, Australia Post, Australian Consolidated Press. Based in St Kilda Road Melbourne JamesGrechDesign supplied high end solutions for print and the internet including database management and onsite training.

2005 - 2012
JGD Graphic + Web - Director (Melbourne) - Designer for print + web / Illustrator
Highlight (Current co-publisher and designer of educational text 30k + sold) Accounts; Broughton Publishing, Connor Court Publishing, Australia Post, Australian Productivity Council, RMD Design, Omega Advertising. For more information email:



Maree Runciman (Omega Advertising) 03 9888 5711
Max Robinson (Max Creative) 03 9416 3444
Richard McKellar (RMD) 03 9866 3380
John Collins (Hepburn Shire Council) 0417 167 854






JGD Graphic + Web:

172 + 172A Station Street

Aspendale Victoria 3195

AH: + 61 03 9587 2939

Ian James: 0488 069 194

Helen James: 0417 528 156