Nicole Jacek YG8

  • Current Location: Venice, California
  • Originally From: Germany
  • Studio: NJ(L.A.)™

NJ is a German, award-winning graphic designer (Red Dot, D&AD, Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club New York & Tokyo, etc.). She began at the feet of the masters; working together with Stefan Sagmeister at Sagmeister Inc. and also Ian Anderson at the Designers Republic™/UK. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and books around the world. She was winner of Print's New Visual Artists, as well as an ADC Young Gun. She is the youngest ADC board member and is currently teaching at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. NJ was the Creative Director of karlssonwilker inc. in NYC for the past four years and just opened up her studio NJ(L.A.)™ in Venice Beach.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 3

    Vitra ID Chair Concept

    We designed and produced Vitra’s branding for Antonio Citterio’s ID Chair Concept. The ID Chair Concept is a radical departure from standardized office chairs and delivers limitless configurations and customizable options. The campaign is based on — a universe of identities — with three main animations, Roller Coaster, Space and Cruise, as the basis for the creative. Applications include animations, a microsite/chair configurator, catalogs, online/print advertisements, store/trade show displays, and various product support films/material.


    Client: Vitra AG Creative Direction: Nicole Jacek, Hjalti Karlsson Studio: karlssonwilker Inc., New York Design: Nicole Jacek, Catarina Carreiras, Julius Terlinden Programming Website: Wardenclyffe, New York Sound (Animations): Coma, Cologne

  • Project 2 of 3

    Vitra Showroom NYC

    Vitra’s NYC showroom needed to remain open during a month-long renovation process. To solve this conundrum, we created this temporary showroom installation “Under Construction”, where dust was left to accumulate and cleaning was limited to walking areas throughout the month.


    Client: Vitra Inc. Art Direction: Nicole Jacek Studio: karlssonwilker Inc., New York Design: Catarina Carreiras, Nicole Jacek Lighting Design: Eleni Savvidou

  • Project 3 of 3

    Sarah Staton: A Clump of Plinths

    We designed the exhibition catalog & invitation for British pop-art-sculpture-artist Sarah Staton’s exhibition “Transformations 2: A Clump of Plinths” at The Lowry in Salford, Manchester. The solution for the catalog to the budgetary conundrum came with a candy-pop mirri board cover and a two-color PMS print on pink paper with a four-colour section on white matte paper. A limited edition of 50 catalogs were bound with real gilded staples.


    Client: The Lowry, Salford/UK Art Direction: Nicole Jacek Design: Nicole Jacek Illustration: Sarah Staton

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