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+31 636 366 675

My name is Jacob and I run a graphic design studio based in Amsterdam. I work on commissioned and autonomous works such as websites, apps, installations, prints and videos for individuals and institutions in the cultural field. My practice explores how technologies determine the behaviour of people and how people circumvent the rules of technologies.

I hold an MFA from Yale School of Art in New Haven (2017) and a BFA from Artez University of the Arts in Arnhem (2013). Currently I teach a class on technology at St. Joost School of Art & Design and have previously taught a class in Interactive Design at Parsons School of Design.

My interests include loopholes, invisibility, hidden messages, communicative lights, improvised constructions, imaginary tools, dancing fingers, undecipherable diagrams, communication through time, long distance collaboration, blurred borders, pieces of a map, obstructed views, thing-power, things wearing things, predictions, superstitions, deterioration, warnings, packed spaces, overuse, escaped animals and artificial phenomena.

List motivating my work:
Look for the cracks in everything.
Blur divisions between this and that.
It’s hard to keep track of protocols, but thats fine.
Don’t fall in the trap of standardisation.
Don’t be afraid of stains.
Stop focusing on the facts.
Fight passive attitudes, they are poisonous.
Regret a laugh.
Pay attention to unknown signals.
It’s my point of view not reality.