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Designing graphics for BBC News

Creative Review | Rachael Steven

If you watch BBC Breakfast, then you’ll have come across James Mobbs‘ work. Mobbs is a Senior Graphic Designer at BBC and one of a small team that creates visuals for the daily news show. He also designs graphics for children’s news programme Newsround and led a rebrand of the show in 2014.

Mobbs studied advertising design at university and landed a job at the BBC in 2012 after doing work experience at Sky, ITV and Blue Peter. Here he talks us through creating graphics for breaking news and using design to help younger viewers understand complex and harrowing events…

CR: What kind of things do you design for the BBC’s News coverage?

James Mobbs: We work on a range of graphics on any given day. From...

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