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Jacob van Leeuwen

Graphic Designer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Illustrator - Art Director

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About me

Jacob is a Dutch graphic designer based in London with experience working for both small start-ups as well as big brands such as Philips, Mars and Yohji Yamamoto. His work can be recognised by the rigorous balance between colour, typography and imagery. It's the embodiment of his philosophy in life: everything should be practical and beautiful. No nonsense, just delightful problem solving. He strongly believes brilliance comes from a combination of curiousity and collaboration. And through this believe he has gained new experiences in animation, user experience design, photography, product and industrial design, spatial and interior design, front-end web development (HTML / CSS / jQuery) and front-end game development (Unity).

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Work history

Currently

Senior Graphic Designer

SAM Labs

Jan 2016
  • Full Time
  • Creating comprehensive user experiences with SAM's products. Leading the 2D side of product development. Developing complex mechanisms and interactions to create a user-friendly, visual programming language. Exploring potential product expansion opportunities. Full-time.

Currently

Freelance Graphic Designer

Design ... ish

Jan 2007
  • Freelance
  • Graphic design for various clients on short term contracts. Projects include identity development and logo design. Editorial design. Animation and video editing. Developing and designing marketing strategies and materials. Part-time.

2015

Lead Graphic Designer

Brik Magazine

May 2013 - Dec 2015
  • Full Time
  • Managing and designing the Brik Magazine. Conceptualising relevant themes and subjects. Managing authors. Creating visuals and infographics to create complete, complex editorials. Art-directing third party content. Developing digital products and marketing in line with the magazine's ethos. User interface design and animation. Exploring potential product expansion opportunities. Full-time.

2013

Graphic Designer

Vonsung

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Full Time
  • Brand design and development. Designing packaging, marketing materials, full identity proposals, digital prototypes. Supporting art-direction during photoshoots. Full-time.

2012

Graphic Designer

Raw Color

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
  • Full Time
  • Brand design and development. Supporting research, writing and design of complex editorials. Supporting the design of marketing strategies and materials, art-projects and exhibitions. Initially as a full-time internship, followed by a part-time freelance contract.

2012

Graphic Designer

Left Skateshop

May 2009 - Jun 2012
  • Freelance
  • Brand development. Developing marketing strategies and materials. Designing and developing hardware and apparel products. User interface design. Animation. Product photography. Part-time.

2008

Artworker

Studio Circuit

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008
  • Full Time
  • Supporting senior designers with design and development of identity proposals, marketing materials, editorials and asset creation. Initially as a full-time internship, followed by a full-time freelance contract.

2007

Artworker

Studio Amazing

Jan 2007 - Jul 2007
  • Internship
  • Supporting senior designers with design and development of identity proposals, marketing materials, editorials and asset creation. Full-time internship.