PENNARELLO is the graphic design website of British designer James Campbell Taylor. It includes freelance work, photography and other personal visual arts projects. James’ design work has been featured in magazines, newspapers and websites in over thirty countries.
James Campbell Taylor was born in Nottingham and grew up in Loughborough, Leicestershire. He has a degree in Art History and Italian from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and also studied at the Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy’s second-oldest university. After graduating he spent several years living in Florence, where he worked as a writer, translator, English teacher, Art History lecturer, tour guide, deejay and full-time tifoso viola.
In 2007 James moved to New York after being accepted by the Museum of Modern Art for its internship program. He studied Graphic Design at New York’s School of Visual Arts and worked as at the agency Creative Source. He now works as Art Director at the Tribeca studio reitdesign, inc..
Pennarello is the Italian word for a felt-tip or marker pen. It was chosen because it sounds friendly, as well as being vaguely reminiscent of some obscure pasta shape. Pennarelli al pomodoro anyone?