Profile

The founder Paul Ayre is an Art Director/Director or Director/Art Director. Author and lecturer, living and working in London. With a career spanning over 20 years, which have included working for some of broadcast most respected brands. Working across the different communication disciplines of TV, Print, web, film, advertising and art.

Mainly with clients from the broadcast, sport, music, culture and fashion arenas. Clients include: Channel 4, Nickelodeon, VH1, Viacom, Apple, Sony Music, Nike, Disney, Southbank Centre, Discovery/Dmax Germany.

Art direction and Direction that has been recognised, and awarded internationally: Tokyo Animation Festival, BDA, World & European Promax, New York Art Directors, D&AD and BAFTA.

Published work, essays and interviews:

  • D&AD 99 Annual
  • Trade Secrets' Cynthia Rose - Thames and Hudson
  • New York Art Directors 99 Annual
  • BDA 95, 96, 97, 00, 01, 02, 03 Annual
  • Hell' Hel
  • Sky
  • Blow
  • IDN
  • RSVP - Rotovision
  • Pause - Laurance King
  • All Messed Up - Laurance King
  • The Art of Saying Hello - Laurence King

Publications Featured:

  • ID
  • Shots
  • Creative Review
  • Elle
  • Untold
  • Nova
  • Blueprint
  • Arena
  • Vogue (U.S.)
  • Sky
  • Time Out
  • Big Cheese
  • Paris Max
  • The Guardian
  • The Sunday Times
  • Boards
  • The Source
  • Lowdown
  • Dutch
  • Trace
  • Marmalade
  • Res
  • Stash
  • Eye

Exhibitions/Festivals:

  • Collette - Paris
  • Taipei Film Festival - Taipei
  • Notting Hill Arts Club - London
  • Sonar - Barcelona
  • Edinburgh Film Festival
  • Beats Bytes and the Big Screen - London
  • Zwemmers - London
  • Footlocker|Unlocked - Barcelona/Amsterdam/London
  • Onedotzero 3&4 - London
  • MOMA (West) - San Francisco
  • Onedotzero Tour - Berlin
  • Resfest Tour -Tokyo
  • Nike - Design for Movement - London
  • Black British Style - London.

A visiting lecturer University of Arts London in moving image, London College of Communication, School of Graphic Design.

  • Co-author, co-designed & art directed Sneakers -
  • 'Size Isn't Everything' (Booth Clibborn editions)

    The first publication to examine sneaker culture and its' worldwide impact and far reaching influence which permeates almost every aspect of popular culture.