As principal of Jack Weiss Associates, Jack is responsible for business development, project planning, design direction and implementation.
Since forming Jack Weiss Associates in 1977 Jack has directed over 400 major projects ranging from printed communications and visual identity programs to signage and wayfinding systems.
His professional career spans a period of over fifty years. From 1964 through 1967 he held staff designer positions at Low’s Incorporated in Chicago and at the architectural firm of Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo Associates, Hamden CT. He was Vice President of the design firm Blake & Weiss for ten years prior to forming Jack Weiss Associates.
He is a fellow and past president of The Society of Typographic Arts. He is a co-founder and president of The Chicago Design Archive and former chairman of the 27 Chicago Designers. He is a founding member, past president and director of Design Evanston, and a former vice-chairman of Evanston's Preservation Commission. In 2014 he was presented the Mayor’s Award for the Arts for his long commitment to the arts in Evanston.
Jack has served on the design faculties of the Institute of Design, IIT and Columbia College Chicago. He was a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, and Illinois Institute of Art. He received a BS with distinction from the Institute of Design, IIT, and a BFA and MFA from the School of Art & Architecture at Yale University. He was honored as a Life Master by IIT in 1992.