Jacob Barrick

Midwest-based graphic designer and artist.

Do Make Break

What do we value most in design? Is it cleanliness, organization, purpose, or something else? Do Make Break poses a question to these values by allowing participants control over a shared design space. Provided with tiled laser prints, text, tape, and the permission to remove or alter anything they dislike, gallery-goers were given the opportunity to either make design or make a mess. Like much of my work, the ultimate goal of the piece was to explore alternative strategies of design. In the piece, there are two major zones of composition; the 4×4′ square delineated by tape as well as the 3D zone of the clear trash bin.

This piece was exhibited at The Design Show 2015 at the Chicago Art Department on April 10, 2015. First 5 photos by Zhenqi Ong.

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    Graphic designer focusing on surface design, brand identity, and marketing design. Background and experience with web and print.

    Graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Northern Iowa.

    Loves science fiction, garment sewing, and collecting books and VHS tapes.

    Capabilities include Adobe CC including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects. Powerpoint, Keynote, and Slides. Notion, Figma, and Adobe XD.

    Web design and development with experience in Wordpress, Drupal, and Webflow.

    Strong interest in experimental, retro-futuristic, and post-modern design.