American born James Victore was born in 1962. Independent and self taught graphic designer, he pushes the boundaries with intentions to shock you!
From never graduating to teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Victore has been awarded an Emmy for television animation & a Gold Medal from Broadcast Designers Association.
Victore’s work has been shown in major art institutions and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Even his posters are in the permanent collections of the Palais du Louvre, the Library of Congress and the Museum für Gestaltung and in many more.
Victore’s work speaks loudly. The eye cannot ignore the images he produces, they makes you stop and think!
“I’m not an activist, but maybe I’m a dreamer,” he recently said. “I still believe that design can change the world.”
Victore’s clients include Moët & Chandon, Target, Amnesty International, the Shakespeare Project, The New York Times, MTV, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Portfolio Center and many more.
Translating his enthusiasm for design into his career, Victore found it hard at times, yet tiresome. “The hard part was trying to get paid to do what I love, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the work.” says Victore.
James Victore has some great advice, for challenges that face designers today. “The hardest thing to do in any life is ‘know thyself’. For a designer or artist, the process is to reveal the true self out from under the ‘ego’, and get it out into the world. I find that when I am truly making from my heart, people have a greater response to it. If we make for the “market,” then we are pandering. Making what you truly love is difficult”.