James Round
Could air pollution contribute to psychiatric illness?


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
As part of 'Vectober' I produced a series of editorial illustrations in response to articles relating to science and the environment. This entry visualized an article by Cosmos about research suggesting that poor air quality is linked to higher rates of bipolar disorder and depression.

How was the illustration used:
The aims of this personal project was to help define my editorial style, build my body of work, and strengthen my conceptual skills. The project allowed me to create work around topics I find interesting in response to articles from clients I'd love to work with.

How did you make this work:
These illustrations were made in Illustrator, with additional details and texture added in Photoshop.

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Over the last ten years James Round has worked across the creative industries, collaborating with clients big and small to create beautiful, award winning printed products, data visualizations and illustrations. His clients include the BBC, The Financial Times and BAFTA, and he's seen his work recognised by the likes of D&AD, Behance, and The Information is Beautiful Awards.