Jacob Kemp

Boston

Jacob Kemp is a collaborative artist, actor, designer, writer, and creative consultant. From 2012–2021, he was a designer and strategist at Tajima Creative Partners, a global design and innovation hub. He is also known for creating shape-shifting roles on stage, film, and television. Instead of coloring inside the lines, organizing his life into clear divisions – Jacob just lets the strange, beautiful, funny, unpredictable, poetic, messy, honest pieces come together – and lets them weave a story entirely their own.

Jacob received a Graphis Gold Award for his design work in 2022. In 2021, he was the recipient of the Silver Grand Prize at the Fifteenth Annual Solas Awards for his personal essay, “The House Within,” and was recognized by SPINE Magazine as an emerging designer to watch in cover design, key art, and illustration.

Whether working in commercial art, post-modern dance, gallery curation, musical theater, studio films or independent cinema, his work reflects the iconoclastic world in which he lives: one deeply rooted in truth telling, paradigm-shifting chameleonism, one reflecting empathy and kindness, guided by an unrelenting sense of play – one of unapologetic magic and infinite possibility.

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