Jolyon Madden was born in 1971, Essex, England, and went onto study typographic design at The London College of Printing. He went onto spend 25 years in newspaper design, working alongside a host of editors such as Piers Morgan, Stuart Higgins, Kelvin MacKenzie, and Rebekah Brooks. After a successful placement in New York working for the New York Post, he returned to London and became the youngest Art Director of The Daily Mirror in the history of the newspaper.
In 1998, he returned to The Sun newspaper and became the youngest Art Director in paper history. His work has won several awards and prestigious nominations, including the Press Awards headline of the Year for ‘ZIP ME UP BEFORE YOU GO GO’, and ‘What The Papers Say’ and for the front page of the year awards ‘Eclipse’, and ‘The Sun..And the moon’.
In addition, Madden chooses to work in acrylic, a medium that captures his love for colours and forms. His pieces are as diverse and captivating as the artist himself, reflecting his exuberance for life. And The Alexander Miles Gallery features a wealth of his stunning oil paintings for sale for those who are inspired by his work.
Furthermore, Madden is also a keen pheasant shot, who now runs his late father-in-law’s Essex shoot studio. He also mentioned that “I love the countryside and I love being out there, participating. Since taking a step back from the newspaper I’ve had more time to concentrate on my painting”.