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graham rounthwaite departs his role as creative director of i-D

Thanks for everything!

by i-D Staff
27 June 2019, 2:16pm

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Today an i-D legend is departing and we couldn't be sadder to see him leave. Graham Rounthwaite, i-D's Creative Director for the past seven years, has been an integral and invaluable part of the i-D family since joining as Art Director in 2010, going on to succeed i-D’s founder Terry Jones in 2013 as Creative Director. "Thank you Graham for being such a very safe pair of artistic hands for all the time you lived at i-D," Terry says. "You were born for the job."

Over the last ten years Graham has defined and refined the look, feel and character of i-D both in print and online, and has helped i-D transition and grow into a new era. Since becoming Creative Director, Graham has been key in i-D's development and has worked with some of the biggest and best photographers and stylists in the world, including the likes of Mario Sorrenti, Harley Weir, Tim Walker, David Sims and Collier Schorr. During his tenure at i-D, Graham has continuously pursued the brand’s mission to support, nurture and give opportunity to young talent in the industry.

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“It’s been such a privilege to work with Graham over the last six plus years at i-D," says Alastair McKimm, i-D's Global Editor-in-Chief. "His love for the brand is infectious and I’m really proud of the work we made together. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours and I’m excited to see what he creates next. He’ll always be part of the i-D family!”

"i-D has always been a very special place for me," says Graham. "It is an honour to have been part of the i-D family for so long, and I thank everyone I have been lucky enough to work with. Together I think we have made brilliant, brilliant work, and helped inspire change and progression in the industry. Still setting the agenda, and still true to i-D's original vision to inspire a new generation. It is exciting to now pass on the creative reigns to my good friend Alastair McKimm, to create another amazing chapter for i-D."

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