Biography

Welcome:

First and foremost, thank you for stopping by! The following collection of work represents the ongoing emergence of my designs, thoughts, and interests. While my brain is always on overdrive, time seems to be forever against me. There are fewer and fewer hours in the day to work on the proverbial pile of projects that appears to be exponentially growing. That being said, new projects and developing work will be continually added.

If you are interested in learning more about a specific image or page, be sure to click on the "i" icon in the upper right hand corner of select pages. 

Enjoy!

 

Biography:

Jason Labovitz is a designer, educator, musician, and thinker; pursuing his continual interest between the perpetual interactions of physical and digital mediums.

Jason's undergraduate studies included: music, recording technology, architecture and environmental design. He received his Bachelor of Science in Technology (with a concentration in architecture and environmental design) from Bowling Green State University in 2009. He furthered his interest in design as he completed his Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. 

Upon moving back to northeast Ohio, Jason received his Post-Baccalaureate Teaching License in Integrated Mathematics for grades 7-12 from Cleveland State University in 2015. Jason also holds a Teaching License in Visual Arts for grades K-12.

Currently, Jason is teaching graphic design for grades 9-12 at Facing History New Tech in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.  His courses focus on the following software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign as well as Rhino 3D.  His students design across a variety of scales; from individual single image compositions to large object, building, and site construction.  While a great deal of course time is invested in teaching students the technical skills needed to utilize the various software, particular attention is focused on allowing the students to develop creative, imaginative, and original work. Final products are often non-digital, allowing the students' designs to manifest into real, physical objects.  From 3D printed and hand made models, to large formatted prints, the overall goal is to develop an idea into a reality.  It is only by bringing the design out of the computer, shifting from the digital to physical, that the full potential of this goal can be achieved.  

 

Design Philosophy:

Materials, complex systems, and aesthetics are fundamental characteristics in the design process. With advancements in technology and an exponential growth in education, these constructed elements juxtapose their conventional archetypes. However, in any art form there is a commonality in practice. Intention, interpretation, and progression are all necessary elements in the advancement of a meaningful craft.

Within design it is common to look at the surrounding social, economical, and psychological aspects during the conceptual process. Should we limit ourselves to such a narrow field? The surrounding technologies, art forms and cultures should also contribute towards our composition. It is important that one has an open mind towards other exterior influences. Fashion, music, and digital arts all enrich the creative process. Though they involve different forms of media, their processes and intentions share the same basic principles. Innovative compositions become the representation of many ideas incorporated into a single comprehensive form.