Jacob Jelen is a London based multimedia and interaction designer in the making. Although still a student, he already has a broad professional experience in multiple design disciplines. His work is not defined by the numerous tools and techniques he has learned but rather his way of thinking applied to each individual project. At the core of all his projects is a strong concept or an original idea.
After studying IT in high school, he made his first steps into the world of design studying multimedia arts at college in the Czech Republic. Bringing his ideas to life has always taught him something new and his skills quickly started snowballing. Soon he received a scholarship based on his work, had won a couple of design competitions and represented the college in many international events.
His interest in audiovisual media soon expanded his skills in video and animation to the extent that he took a year away from his studies to work on an Oscar-nominated film Alois Nebel. He also taught animation and post-production class in the same college he was about to graduate from and produced his own short films which received positive feedback at various festivals.
After graduating, he decided to move to London to explore, learn and face new challenges not just in design. Studying BA Interaction and Moving Image at London College of Communication shifted the center of his interest to interaction and function design. In other words finding original ways of using modern media and technology in order to solve problems, innovate, or just make the world a bit more interesting.