James Hatt is an award winning Art Director & Set Designer.
He studied at the Chelsea College of Art and at the London Film School. Since graduating he has worked in the film & fashion industries on a variety of projects including features, commercials, promos & shorts. He has also undertaken some unusual interior design commissions, including a bedroom-club lounge in Canary Wharf, a television production company in Soho & a reclaimed-material tree-house in Surrey.
His first feature film as Production Designer. The dark fantasy styled ‘Set The Thames on Fire’ directed by Ben Charles Edwards has premiered at the Palm Springs festival and the LOCO festival in London. It was released theatrically in September 2016.
His client list includes Apple, Sony Ericsson, Adidas, Nike, Mastercard, Playstation, O2, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Smirnoff, Burberry, Diesel, Puma, Pirelli, Netflix, Bose, Virgin, Burger King, McDonalds, Sainsbury’s, Cadbury’s, Kellogs, Mercedes, Heineken, Malibu, Bacardi, Schweppes, VW, Orla Kiely, Sunday Times, House of Fraser & Tate Modern.
His editorial credits include Italian Vogue, U.S. Vogue, Russian Vogue, Teen Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Arena Homme+, Harpers Bazaar, Sunday Telegraph, Glamour, Nylon, Acne Paper, Numero, Flair, Pop & Lula magazine.
He has worked in the US, Caribbean, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Spain & Portugal
2008 D&AD Awards – Outstanding Art Direction: In-Book (Badly Drawn Boy)
2008 UK Music Video Awards – Nominated for best Art Direction (Badly Drawn Boy)
2009 UK Music Video Awards – Nominated for best Art Direction (Lily Allen)
2010 UK Music Video Awards – Nominated for best Art Direction (Cheryl Cole)
2011 UK Music Video Awards – Nominated for best Art Direction (Oh Land – White Nights)
2012 D&AD Awards – Outstanding Music Video: In-Book (Oh Land – White Nights)
2014 British Arrow Craft Awards – Nominated for Best Production Design (Schwartz – The Sound of Taste)
2014 Creative Circle Awards – Nominated for Best Production Design (Schwartz – The Sound of Taste)
2014 Cannes Lions – Silver Winner for Best Production Design (Schwartz – The Sound of Taste)
2016 - Long listed for British Independent Film Award for Best Craft: Production Design for feature "Set The Thames On Fire"
He is represented for commercials, promos & features by Wizzo & Co