David Crookes & Nicola Jackson create visual languages with images and words - their commissions allow them to roam from the editorial world into commercial assignments and enjoy the beautiful cross-pollination of both head-spaces. Their work uses their distinctive photographic and creative director backgrounds to create campaigns of imagery that create a sense of place like nobody else. C&J build brands by starting with a core group of images, then a clear tone of voice - the result is a powerful ethos.
C&J have lived on two continents, collaborated for 23 years and travelled to more than 60 countries together. Both have Honours degrees in Fine Art as well as skill-sets and instincts that connect and enhance their shared aesthetic. As a team, C&J are commissioned to create visual languages for editorial stories, brands, and countries. Besides image making, they also conceptualise and design projects with a 'storybook' offering - from websites, books and e-brochures to ad campaigns, and core marketing comms. Everything that leaves their agency is crafted.
ABOUT DAVID CROOKES
David is an image maker - a photographer and director, watching him choreograph imagery is inspiring. As a contributing photographer to Conde Nast Traveller worldwide for eleven years and contributor to Departures, The New York Times and National Geographic Traveller, DC has travelled the world capturing decisive moments with a camera. His images have an iconic, epic quality to them that demonstrate his unique understanding of light and his ability to connect with his subject.
ABOUT NICOLA JACKSON
Nicola is a Visual Director and wordsmith. She has an aesthetic that suits maverick brands and product launches, travel concepts and modern classics. As a Creative Director and partner at the UK ad agency, VCCP, NJ shaped, supported and launched iconic brands such as Coca Cola, Diageo and O2. NJ has also written for Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveller, Harper's Bazaar, House & Leisure and Conde Nast House&Garden.