James Debarros

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Visiting Assistant Professor UG Communications Design jdebarro@pratt.edu 718.636.3594 p Brooklyn Campus, Steuben Hall 4

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Illustration and Graphic Design, Pratt Institute.


Worked for 10 years in the music industry designing CD packaging and related materials for Island Records, Sony Music, and Elektra Entertainment; projects included recording artists Branford Marsalis, Pantera, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, Better Than Ezra, and Mercury Rev; formerly Senior Art Director at Elektra Entertainment; worked at RDA Int’l, a boutique advertising agency whose clients included Korg, Sony, Acclaim Entertainment, and Infogrames Entertainment; worked at MTV on the annual Video Music Awards promotional campaign for 2000; served as VP of Off Air Creative and oversaw event projects such as Movie Awards, series campaigns for Hard Times, SKINS, The Buried Life, and the launch of sister channels MTV2, mtvU, and MTV Tr3s; personal interests include watercolor painting, Japanese culture, and comic books; received awards from Communication Arts and Print