James Mobbs

Years attended: 2017

Discipline: Design

James is a Senior Designer at BBC North. If you’ve watched BBC Breakfast, Newsround or North West Tonight, the chances are you’ve already seen his work. James has been responsible for the complete rebrand of CBBC’s iconic Newsround in 2014. He has also led Radio 1’s Newsbeat branding into the digital sphere, designing everything from new templates for social content, to the titles for documentaries and TV debates.

His day job involves working alongside BBC journalists to bring news stories to life in motion design for television bulletins, online and on social media. Recently these skills were utilised alongside Steph McGovern for her ‘Reality Check’ series on BBC News at Ten in the lead up to the General Election. James has also used motion graphics to help Newsround’s young viewers understand traumatic incidents such as the Manchester bombing.