Jacob Barrick

Midwest-based graphic designer and artist.

Surface Design

Patterns and surfaces for plush toys, clothing, interiors, and prints. I began learning pattern design for fabric as a side-project to my MFA studies. I had just learned to sew and quickly became dissatisfied with how dated and middle-of-the-road commercial fabrics looked. My early inspiration drew from Ettore Sottsas and Nathalie du Pasquier. More recently, my process involves a mix of cut paper, sharpie markers, and digital editing.

Plush Toys

Monster character plush pillow toys.

Animated Backgrounds

Seamless tiled backgrounds for screens and projections.

Risograph Prints

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    More About Me

    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.