Monday, June 23, 2008
James Victore is an independent graphic designer whose clients include Moët & Chandon, Target, Amnesty International, the Shakespeare Project, The New York Times, MTV, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Portfolio Center. He has been awarded an Emmy for television animation, a Gold Medal from the Broadcast Designers Association, the Grand Prix from the Brno Biennele (Czech Republic) and Gold and Silver Medals from the New York Art Director’s Club. Victore’s posters are in the permanent collections of the Palais du Louvre, the Library of Congress and the Museum für Gestaltung among others.
He teaches graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is a member of the AGI.
Raised on a military base in northern New York State, Victore spent his childhood entertaining himself by drawing and making up little games. This process of making something he finds interesting has driven most of Victore’s career. He dropped out of two different colleges, including SVA where he now teaches, after a year or two before becoming an apprentice to noted book-jacket designer Paul Bacon. It was with Bacon that Victore found his voice as a designer and began to take charge of his own education and career.