You can contact me through:
+31 636 366 675
My name is Jacob and I run a graphic design studio based in Amsterdam or
New York City. 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
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.