• Venice, CA
  • Founder/Director, NJ(L.A.)

Nicole Jacek

Nicole Jacek is a German, award-winning graphic designer (Red Dot, D&AD, Art Directors Club, International Design Awards, Type Directors Club New York & Tokyo, etc.) and founder of Venice Beach based design studio NJ(L.A.)™, a small shop that opened up in May 2013, focusing on brand strategy, and serving both cultural and commercial clients, who value the power of design, effective solutions that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.

NJ 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 currently serves as the youngest ADC Board Member and is a adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. NJ was the Creative Director of karlssonwilker inc. in NYC for the past four years and now enjoys skateboarding and her California tan.


Clients have included Vitra, MINI/BMW, Adobe, New York University, Sarah Staton, Coca-Cola, 55DSL/Diesel, Harvard University, and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, among many others.