Nicole Jacek is an award-winning graphic designer (Red Dot, D&AD, Art Directors Club, 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. NJ(L.A.)’s clients include Adobe, Nike, Beats by Dre, GOOD Magazine, Sarah Staton and New York University, among others. NJ’s 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 Art Directors Club Board Member and teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. NJ graduated from Merz Akademie—University of Art, Design and Media, Stuttgart in Germany.