Jakob Printzlau – Award winning creative director from Denmark creating enduring perceptions through iconic design and film. I tackle briefs alone or via an extensive network of freelancers and production companies, both locally and world wide.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, FILM MAKER, HUSBAND FATHER & OCCASIONAL PUNK ROCK SINGER
For as long as i can remember i have processed the world around me with various types of art. As a young kid I made comic books and skatezines on my dad's worn out photocopy machine and handed them out to friends. I spend hours in my room in voluntary seclusion trying to draw perfect copies of Iron Maiden album covers and practicing in front of mirrors with tennis rackets, screaming along to my favourite records. In my early teens I finally became old enough to form my first band with some skateboard buddies in my parents attic.
Singing in bands took me on a long journey through the local punk rock scenes and gave me a calling, which years later led to the signing of record deals and touring in most parts of the world. Spending a lot of years in my youth in a van, traveling and meeting a lot of interesting people, would subsequently set the foundation for my career as a designer and film maker. Through a decade i expanded my network while working for various bands and record labels, creating music videos, merch designs and album covers. Working from the road and out of my apartment in Copenhagen, I shifted between touring and working as a creative director until 2010, when my band broke up and I decided to finally step away from touring and focus more energy on balancing work and life at home with my family.
Fast forward to present day: I now live in the countryside in the south of Denmark with my wife and my three sons. I operate out of an outhouse in my back yard on Thurø - a tiny island in the South of Denmark, working for an ever growing list of culture based clients.
EASY LIVING, HARD WORKING
"My studio overlooks an apple orchard and the ocean, providing the perfect back drop for long days engaged in work and play - and in the limbo between the two."