Jack Rieger
About / Contact

I am a designer and developer based in New York. I currently work as a developer at Linked by Air, where I have been involved in projects for Columbia GSAPP, Deborah Berke Partners, Yale School of Architecture, CCS Bard, and The Shed.

In the past, I have worked with Brendan Griffiths, E Roon Kang, and Triple Canopy. I also used to be a tutor at The New School, where I helped students with front-end web development.

Feel free to get in touch: jack@jackrieger.com

History (reverse chronological)
2019 2018 2017
  • Intern, E Roon Kang
  • Web Development Tutor, The New School
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. Its aim is to support designers who use Chinese typography by:

  1. Developing descriptors for concepts, typefaces, and related entities
  2. Archiving related and relevant visual examples
  3. Providing points of entry through translation and highlighting relationships that may be equivalent and not equivalent to other typographic systems

Project by Synoptic Office

beta.chinesetypearchive.com
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
Group of 6
Group of 12
An image of signalonthe.net’s homepage. An image of a text article on signalonthe.net. Signal

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 2
Edition 1
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.

imaginativemobilities.org
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 homepage
Poster
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 produced during my time at Triple Canopy. This is the first publication created programmatically with Triple Canopy’s forthcoming open-source authoring platform, bber.

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.

randomguitarchords.com
theselinksarebroken.com
only1px.com
elvisonthebeach.com