Sweeps social media data to determine the happiness of urban metropolises and other territories.
Jacob Armitage is a London based designer. With a primary focus on visual abstraction and the manifestation of societal icons, thought and ideology.
After founding creative agency D5 Media in the North of England, Jacob moved to London to work with Grain Creative before moving to M&C Saatchi. Works are recognisable for their distinct and clear messaging, often contrasted against more esoteric substance.
This work has been created for fashion labels, educational and academic institutions, government bodies, national publications, films, metadesign projects, motorsport teams, art exhibitions, software developers and events.
Recently, the work has been focused on ‘design for the greater good’, using design thinking, criticality and technical skill to address issues of social debate.
Neo-Lateralism: The use of dynamics and juxtaposition to instil a sense of hyper-reality through contrast. A background in film gives works a certain cinematic aspect, exaggerating abstract concepts, yet reinterpreting such potential ambiguity in coherent, simple and strong visual terms.
- The National Trust
- Transport for London
“We needed a logo, letter head and business cards designed. This was put out to creative tender. There was much interest with nearly 100 designers expressing interest. Some were exceptional, from this group Jacob Armitage stood out. We are totally delighted, work exceeded our expectations by a margin. I would fully recommend Jacob Armitage.”
- Tim Francis B.Ed, B.Sc, M.Sc (The Dyslexia Centre)
"Jacob has developed and crafted his own strategies of thought and methods of enquiry to apply to any academic task, these have resulted in Jacob producing effective, meaningful and expertly researched solutions to academic task. Jacob has an infectious sense of humour and in my experience of working with him he brightens up the studio environment with his constant positive attitude and generous nature."
- Brent Hardy-Smith, MA FHEA (Degree course leader)
|M&C SAATCHI||Designer||May 2014 – Present|
|tndtst||Editor-In-Chief||Sep 2013 – May 2014|
|Grain Creative||Designer||Sep 2013 – May 2014|
|D5 Media||Art Director||Jan 2012 – Sep 2013|
|Designarm||Designer||Sep 2008 – Nov 2011|
|Goldsmiths, University of London||PhD
|Goldsmiths, University of London||MA Design: Critical Practice
Graduate September 2014
|University of Huddersfield||First Class BA (Hons) Graphic Design
+ Chancellors Prize for Outstanding Achievement
|UCB||Cert (HE) Digital Film & Visual Effects Production|
|Huddersfield Technical College||BTEC ND Media Production; Moving Image Production|