Jack Collins

About

Jack Collins is a multidisciplinary graphic designer. Originally from Dublin, Ireland he now lives in New York and works at Pentagram. He designs brands, books, magazines, identities, posters, icons, websites, apps, animations, packaging, signage, experiences and long bios. 

Experience

Associate Partner
Pentagram (New York)
Present

Senior Designer
Pentagram (New York)
2019 – 2022

Designer
Pentagram (New York)
2015 – 2019

Visiting Lecturer
School of Visual Arts (New York), NYU ITP (New York), Institute of Art & Design Technology (Dublin)

Awards

TDC Communication Design Awards
Type Directors Club
2022, 2021, 2020

100 Archive Selection
2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015

Winner – Digital Design
IDI Graduate Design Awards
2015

Commendation – Visual Communication
IDI Graduate Design Awards
2015

IADT Faculty of Film, Art + Creative Technologies Thesis Award
2015

Merit
ISTD Student Assessment
2015

Elsewhere

Freelance Availability

Available for freelance work.

Education

First Class Honors BA in Visual Communication Design
IADT, Dublin, Ireland
(2011 – 2015)

Exhibitions

G'Wan Ireland (2020)
Dublin, Ireland

Soon is Now (2020)
Dublin, Ireland

Future Proofed (2015)
Dublin, Ireland

IDI Graduate Design Awards (2015)
Dublin, Ireland

Affiliations

AIGA

ISTD

IDI

100 Archive

Elsewhere

Experience

Associate Partner
Pentagram (New York)
Present

Senior Designer
Pentagram (New York)
2019 – 2022

Designer
Pentagram (New York)
2015 – 2019

Visiting Lecturer
School of Visual Arts (New York), NYU ITP (New York), Institute of Art & Design Technology (Dublin)

Freelance Availability

Available for freelance work.

Education

First Class Honors BA in Visual Communication Design
IADT, Dublin, Ireland
(2011 – 2015)

Awards

TDC Communication Design Awards
Type Directors Club
2022, 2021, 2020

100 Archive Selection
2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015

Winner – Digital Design
IDI Graduate Design Awards
2015

Commendation – Visual Communication
IDI Graduate Design Awards
2015

IADT Faculty of Film, Art + Creative Technologies Thesis Award
2015

Merit
ISTD Student Assessment
2015

Exhibitions

G'Wan Ireland (2020)
Dublin, Ireland

Soon is Now (2020)
Dublin, Ireland

Future Proofed (2015)
Dublin, Ireland

IDI Graduate Design Awards (2015)
Dublin, Ireland

Affiliations

AIGA

ISTD

IDI

100 Archive

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Project Credits

Pentagram

Eddie Opara

Ken Deegan

Brankica Harvey

Pedro Mendes

Jack Collins

Paul Yoon

Samsung

UX Group 1, UX Innovation Team

Photography

Lauren Coleman

Project Description

Design of a custom iconographic system and typeface for the launch of Samsung Mobile’s flagship products the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Pentagram collaborated with the Samsung Innovation Team on the design of a new iconographic framework for their range of smartphones. Named “Light&Line,” this system draws from the elegant design of the S8 and its innovative Infinity Display (the biggest screen ever seen on a mobile device of this size.) The icons reference the smooth curvature of the phone and are drawn in a single expressive line. An underlying grid structure gives consistency and guidance in introducing breaks and curves that help abstract the forms. Incorporating simplicity, perception and movement, the approach renders the icons in interesting and unexpected paths that suggest light playing across an object.

The system also includes the “container,” a graphic shape that accommodates the icons, with curvature based on the phone, and is a derivative of the tittle from the ‘i’ of the Samsung One font originally designed by Neville Brody. 

Final designs by UX Group 1 of UX Innovation Team, Samsung Electronics. 

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