We believe that the people within a business like ours are the brand – and we make every effort to build a team of people at JPd who reflect all of our core beliefs and values. We go out of our way to attract the right type of brand champion for our team.
A JPd team member is a special type of person – their interests and experience are broad, and their specialties run far. They are creative ‘out-of-the-box’ thinkers that can go wherever creativity draws, or inspiration finds them.
Managing Director & Creative Principle
After being established in Dubai for nearly two decades and working within the design industry, James Pass has built a reputation as a leading creative name and a reliable asset to any new brand developing within the MENA region or beyond.
Before starting JPd, James was a director for leading global branding agencies such as Fitch and Landor Associates. James was behind the success of many noteworthy international branding projects from TeliaSonera in Northern Europe and Eurasia to regional based companies such as, IPIC, Masdar, Kansai Paint, Jumeirah Group, Rotana Hospitality and the list goes on.
Being a passionate entrepreneur himself, he strives to empower and consult those with new ideas and concepts in the market by sharing his knowledge in establishing successful brands in Dubai and across the Globe.
Client Manager & Partner
Yulia Klimacheva has been a part of JPd since its early days, working with the team on strategy development and ensuring the flow of communication between the client side and the creative studio.
Prior to JPd, Yulia has gained her experience in some of the leading agencies in branding and integrated marketing, where she has worked with clients across many industries, ranging from Hospitality to FMCG to government entities. Being a part of various marketing projects, she had a chance to work with clients like TeliaSonera, Citistars, Kansai Paint, Bayara (previously known as Gyma), Tas’heel, REDTAG, RAK Tourism Authority, Pacific Controls, Emirates Global Aluminium and many more.
Yulia holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a focus in marketing, from American University in Dubai.
PR Account Director
She joined the JPd team in 2016 to streamline the arm’s communication and support the agency’s clients in their journey towards success with bespoke and results-oriented integrated solutions.
Having worked in PR for more than 9 years with local, regional and international brands, Anastasiya is a dedicated professional for whom Public Relations is more than just a job. A significant proportion of Anastasiya’s career was spent running PR campaigns across multiple B2B and B2C accounts in tourism and hospitality, banking, informational technology, health and pharmaceuticals, fashion and beauty, interior design and architecture. Anastasiya has worked with clients like St.Moritz (Switzerland), Mundipharma, L’Oreal, flydubai in Ukraine, Nissan Motor Ukraine, Draw Link Group, ONE FC to name a few.
Anastasiya holds a Master’s degree in Communications and Analytics from Institute of International Relations in Ukraine.