principal of Jack Weiss Associates, Jack is responsible for business
development, operations, project planning, design direction and implementation.
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 forty years. He began as an illustrator technician in
Air Force in 1957. From 1964 through 1967, he held staff designer
positions at Low’s Incorporated, 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.
taught at the Institute of Design, IIT, and
has been a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Design, School
of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, and Illinois Institute of Art. He currently teaches in the graphic
design program at Columbia College Chicago.
He is a fellow and past president of The
Society of Typographic Arts and recipient of its William Goldsmith
Humanitarian Award. He is a founding member and chairman of The Chicago Design Archive. He is a founding member and president of Design Evanston, former chairman of the 27 Chicago Designers and also the City of Evanston Sign Review and Appeals
Board. Jack is currently vice-chairman of Evanston's Preservation Commission.
In 2014 Jack was given the Mayor's Award for the Arts for his long committment as a designer to the Evanston arts community.
the Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC, and received BS in Visual
from the Institute of Design, IIT, in 1965. He earned a BFA and MFA
in Graphic Design from the School of Art & Architecture at Yale
University in 1967. He was honored as a Life Master by IIT in 1992.
See STAs About Face with Jack Weiss
See STAs Gallery: South India Photographs