Students have been getting some top career tips from a famous face on the local arts scene thanks to another collaboration between Crestbridge and Jersey artist James Carter, a.k.a. Midnight.
James hosted interactive sessions with A-level art and design students at Highlands and Victoria College this week to help inspire them and show the different ways in which they can use their artistic talents when they graduate.
He explained how he has built a varied and successful career by continually adapting his skills and talents in art and design and taking advantage of projects locally and globally to grow his skills.
James has worked with Crestbridge for a number of years since first being commissioned to create a mural for their Jersey office to welcome staff back after lockdown. He was responsible for creating an exciting and vibrant identity for the business’ employer brand.
Four unique art pieces were created especially for a special wine pairing evening after which his works were auctioned off for charity, he also designed and painted the company’s glittering addition to the Durrell Tortoise takeover this Summer.
Commenting on this latest partnership, James said: “It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with Crestbridge over the last few years and to have them as a proud supporter of my work. It’s fantastic to partner with them again with this local schools initiative, and to have the chance to share my career experience and help inspire the next generation of talented artists and designers.”
Group Head of Marketing at Crestbridge, Nicola Nicholson said: “Our valuable relationship with James provided us with a great opportunity to really help local students contemplating the first steps towards their future careers, whether that’s in a finance-related field or something more creative. He’s an exceptionally talented artist who has built an interesting and varied career working for the likes of North Face and Swatch as well as helping us build the Crestbridge employer brand. We hope sharing his own experience has helped inspire local students to consider the range and breadth of opportunities available.”