Jack Rieger
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I am a designer and developer based in New York. I currently work as a junior developer at Linked by Air.

In the past, I have worked with Brendan Griffiths, E Roon Kang, and Triple Canopy. I have given a few lectures and workshops at Parsons School of Design. I also used to be a tutor at The New School, where I taught students about front-end web development. I hold a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design.

Contact me: jack@jackrieger.com

History (reverse chronological)
2020 2019 2018 2017
  • Design Intern, E Roon Kang
  • Web Development Tutor, The New School
An image of a website that shows a video of a man looking at artworks at an art fair. An image of a website that shows a grid of viewable artworks. The European Fine Art Fair

Website development for The European Fine Art Fair, done as a part of Linked by Air.

Established in 1988, TEFAF is widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent organization for fine art, antiques, and design. TEFAF runs three Fairs internationally – TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history; TEFAF New York Spring, focused on modern and contemporary art & design; and TEFAF New York Fall, covering fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920.

An image of a website featuring bold, large chinese characters. An image of a website featuring a table of data about chinese typography. Chinese Type Archive

Website development for an archive of information about Chinese typography.

The Chinese Type Archive (BETA) compiles and catalogs resources related to Chinese typography to make them open and accessible to the widest possible audience of designers.

This project was created by Synoptic Office. I developed the beta prototype, which has since been taken and further developed into the current site.

beta.chinesetypearchive.com chinesetypearchive.com
An image of an architecture firm’s website, displaying a building. An image of an architecture firm’s website, displaying a bit of writing about the firm’s design philosophy. Deborah Berke Partners

Website development for the New York-based architecture practice Deborah Berke Partners, done as a part of Linked by Air.

An image of a series of posters. An image of a text article on signalonthe.net. Modes of Practice

A system of posters for a lecture series at Parsons. These posters were designed to work both independently, as 8.5 × 11" sheets of paper, and as a group. Different modes of production distiguish different layers of information: laser printing, risography, and a custom-made sticker, which functions as an indicator of the next upcoming lecture.

Designed in collaboration with E Roon Kang and Brendan Griffiths.

Individual poster
Group of 6 posters
Group of 12 posters
An image of the projects page on imaginativemobilities.org. An image of a project page on imaginativemobilities.org. Imaginative Mobilities

Website design and development for the Imaginative Mobilities seminar, a year-long investigation into rethinking borders between design and social sciences.

The Imaginative Mobilities seminar will shift the discussion away from the frame of open or closed borders, to re-imagine the meaning and design of borders. Starting with the concepts of mobility and immobility across political spaces, we will attend to different kinds of movement and to the way movement and space are co-constructed.

The seminar was led by Dunne & Raby, in conjunction with other scholars across The New School.

An image of signalonthe.net’s homepage. An image of a text article on signalonthe.net. Signal

A proposal for a digital publication about art, design and technology. The publication’s identity is based on its seasonally changing homepage, which reflects upon computational aesthetics. The publication contains both written content and software, usually browser extensions or small applications. The website also features a custom side-scrolling format for text articles.

Edition 1
Edition 2
An image of a poster created for this workshop. An image of the workshop website. JavaScript, A Context & Workshop

JavaScript is a programming language, not just a tool. Programming is much more complex and nuanced; it is a distinct discipline – like science, design, or engineering – with history and conventions. Placing it within a historical and cultural context yields deeper understanding.

This workshop, given twice at Parsons School of Design, sought to explain JavaScript in a larger scope. JavaScript, A Context was the lecture given during the first half of the workshop. JavaScript, A Workshop, the second half, was a demo that explained some of the main programmatic tasks that designers face when making websites.

Workshop archive
An image of a book cover. The cover features a graphic abstraction of a megaphone, rendered in a medium green color. An image of a spread from an electronic book. The spread is mostly paragraphs with one image appearing inline. International Art English eBook

An eBook I worked on during my time at Triple Canopy. This is the first publication created programmatically with their open-source authoring platform, b-ber. They have since written more about the platform and thought process.

In ‘International Art English,’ Alix Rule and David Levine describe the language of contemporary art by analyzing a corpus of press releases sent by e-flux, which is paid to do so by museums, biennials, publishers, and art fairs in order to reach a subscriber base of more than ninety thousand art professionals. The essay appeared in 2012 and soon surpassed the popularity of every other Triple Canopy publication.

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An image of a poster with colorful letters in front of a magenta and orange gradient. An image of multicolored lines drawn from specific coordinates, as an abstracted map. An image of a website displaying an abstracted black and white cave. Computational Forms

A collection of computationally generated designs and sketches.

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An image of randomguitarchords.com. An image of theselinksarebroken.com. An image of only1px.com. An image of elvisonthebeach.com. Single-Serve Sites

randomguitarchords.com is a website that generates random, yet entirely playable, chords for the guitar. This is a useful tool that uses computation to help overcome creative blocks and stimulate new ideas.

theselinksarebroken.com is a reflection on the temporality of online space. The site was featured in episode 86 of the Good Point podcast.

only1px.com asks visitors to consider the pixel – the building block of digital environments.

elvisonthebeach.com is an autoplaying slideshow of beachside Elvis photos. This site was created in collaboration with Sam Schwall.