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Dear reader

Welcome to our website, if you start browsing you will find examples of graphic design and illustrations designed by Irene M Jacobs.
If you would like to see her work right now, please go to projects.

Irene works as a free lance designer on location or at the studio, based on the project and the work that is requested. If you have a product or service and need advice on how to communicate with your clients through advertising we will be glad to advice you. As a designer Irene worked for a very broad range of clients and audiences. It is her speciality to develop a style that expresses the brand's personality and translate it into a graphic identity that makes people smile and remember the brand in a pleasurable way.

For information and prices please feel free to contact our studio. Overhere you can download our terms of agreement Dutch

Studio I'm Jac design was founded 1993 by Irene Maria Jacobs. After working as a designer for various agencies all over the world she opened her studio in Amsterdam close to the new market and started to work with clients directly collaborating with a group of eight experienced and driven freelance creatives at studio 2 hoog achter.

Who we are
Philipe Wiens, Photography
Miranda Writes, Strategy & Social media & Copy
Annemiek de Gier Text & Copy
Auke wieringa, Strategy, Graphic, Web & App design
Petra Spiljard, Photography & Video
Studio Kloek: Barbara Mulderink & Sander Hassing, Web, Games & Apps for little people.
Sjoerd Schuijt, Architecture and interior design.

Our studio is located at the New market in Amsterdam 5 minutes walk from central station (Any metro from central station, first exit 'Nieuw markt').

Irene teaches Graphic design, Concept and illustration in indesign | Photoshop | Illustrator on location and once a year at Multimedia lab Amsterdam.

1999 I'm JAC design received The Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) Advertising Award with a poster design for the dutch festival of freedom. Early 2008 I'm JAC design was chosen through an open request for proposals by the Vancouver organization committee to design the sport pictograms, sport illustrations and torch relay illustrations for the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver Canada. In 2010 the exhibition 'Scherven en geluk' won an Artifex award for which I'm JAC design developed the campaign image. February 2010 I'm Jac design developed the graphic identity for the Grand Depart of the Tour the France Rotterdam, for which the campaign poster won the IFEA Haas & Wilkenson Pinnacle Silver Award. 2011 Doom and Dickson won the Esprit gold award, for the HEMA bonkies; a dutch department store’s spring collectibles campaign, for which she designed the characters in collaboration with John de Vries. 2011 I'm JAC design was asked to create the graphic identity for UCI World Road Championships in Limburg the Netherlands.

Her work has been published by:
Vodaphone Amsterdam: Illustrations for website, de Bijenkorf Amsterdam: Spreads for Bij-magazine, Ferrero Frankfurt am Main: Towel designs, Hema, Amsterdam: Bonkies character designs, package design for haircoloring, Primark department stores, Dublin: Megaprints for shoppingwindow, La City, Paris: posterdesigns for departmentstores, Toyota, New York; Plantdesign for toyota sticker that covered the car in an add. Gavello S.r.l, jewels, Milan; Gift package design, Moonstruck Chocolate Co, Portland: Posterdesigns for moonstruck cafe’s, Sainsbury’s, Londen: Package design for deodorant, shaving foam and hairspray, Printemps department stores, Paris: Megaprint for shopping window, The Vancouver Organising Committee 2010, Vancouver: Sportsillustrations, pictograms and torch rela yimages, Grand Depart of the Tour de France, Rotterdam; graphic identity for Grand Depart tour de France, UCI WK Road Championships Limburg, Maastricht: graphic identity, Fabergé, Londen: Website illustrations, UEFA: Logo ontwerp European Qualifiers, WK beach volleybal, Den Hague 2012: campaign image, Nature Crops Quinoa, Amsterdam; Brochures, advertorials, magazines, flyers. .

Guest lecture in the illustration department
WDKA Academy of art and design
Illustration and business.
March, 2006

Guest lecture in the illustration department
WDKA Academy of art and design
Fashion Illustration Rotterdam
December, 2008

Guest lecture in the illustration department
WDKA Academy of art and design
December, 2010

Guest lecture
Rotterdam, Netherlands
February 2011

Guest lecture
Image festival
The unie
Rotterdam, Netherlands
June, 2012

Exhibitions / publications
1999 BNO Advertising Award 'Bevrijdingsfestival'
2004 Interview Credits: Return of the illustrator
2005 Illusive 1 Contemporary Illustration and its Context
2005 Exposure Computer Arts
2005 The great Escape
2006 Group Expo UNIT "Deconstructing Illustration" Amsterdam International Fashion Week.
2007 Cover Computer Arts magazine issue 137
2007 Group Expo "Dutch Fantasy" Paris France Institut Neerlandais
05/06 Luerzers Special Commercial Illustration 1
05/06 Luerzers 200 best illustrators Worldwide
2007 Illusive 2 Contemporary Illustration and its Context October.

Online press
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