Executive Creative Director
Coley Porter Bell

With over 22 years of experience in the creative industry, James joins Coley Porter Bell as the new Executive Creative Director; where he is charged with leading the creative vision of the agency across its impressive list of clients.
Prior to joining Coley Porter Bell, James was Executive Creative Director at Rufus Leonard, where he spent 14 years of his career. During his time at the agency James managed the creative team to become brand guardians for a plethora of top UK brands including Lloyds Bank, Scottish Widows, Aviva, Premier Inn, Halifax, Odeon and many more.

James enjoys to continually explore and invent new ways to evolve and manage brands and in recent years has achieved many Gold and Silver awards for brand evolution, brand transformation and brand communications, most notably through the annual UK Transform Awards.
James will also sit on the Coley Porter Bell board and is a key force behind the company’s growth plans.  

"Judging the design awards for The Drum is a great opportunity to see some of the best work that the creative community has produced. I'm looking for design, creativity and concepts that make their own mark and feel fresh and different. Our industry readily embraces new ideas and I'm curious to see the best design trends that are ahead of us."

Judging panel

Alan Dye

Co-founder and Creative Director
NB Studio

Dave Palmer

Executive Creative Director
LOVE Creative

Hana Tanimura

Senior Designer
Google Creative Lab, London

James Ramsden

Executive Creative Director
Coley Porter Bell

Spencer Buck

Creative Partner & Founder
Taxi Studio Ltd