Jake Giltsoff is a British multidisciplinary designer and typographer living in New York. He designs & builds websites and is passionate about type and the communication it enables. By day he works at Adobe designing interfaces & experiences around finding, trying, getting, and using fonts.
Jake is married and has a puppy named after a font. He likes cycling, reading, skiing, and coffeeing.
Jake’s entry to the design world was through studying typography which lead him on a path to helping others work with fonts. Jake has lead design for Adobe Typekit since the start of 2016 working on an array of different projects. He thrives working on the complex multilingual responsive web interface as well as the higher level branding and marketing.
Having been a frequent visitor to Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood’s coffee shop in Bath, Jake couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with the three-time UK Barista Champion on his ecommerce venture. Jake brought Elliot Jay Stocks’ design for the Colonna Coffee website to life with the help of Gavin Ballard, and Kieran Masterton.
Setu (sanskrit for ‘bridge’) is a new project from Libby Nicholoau to create an inclusive community-focused directory of yoga teachers and encourage diversity in the industry. Jake helped design the brand and initial landing page to get folks to sign up. He is currently working on the next phase of the full website.
Verdant Brewing Co. were voted the best new brewery in England in 2016 by Ratebeer and Jake would like to think the logo he designed for them helped in some small way. Along with the logo, Jake designed and built their website. Fun fact: head brewer Adam Robertson gave Jake his first job fresh out of University.
Jake gave a talk on SVG at Breaking Borders in June 2015. Back at this time there was very little concise practical information out there, so Jake put together a guide outlying the best ways to use them on the web. It has since been translated into 3 more languages and has been viewed by over 250,000 people.
Jake has given talks and university lectures on design, typography, and front-end development across Europe. He previously wrote for the Typecast blog about fonts and has been featured in Net Magazine. If you would be interested in him writing for your blog / publication or speaking at your event, please get in touch.