NJ(L.A.)™ NJ(L.A.)™ is a global design consultancy based in Venice, California, founded in 2013 by      Nicole Jacek and Noreen Morioka. We are a research based practice that creates communication platforms for cultural and commercial clients who appreciate the power of design in a contemporary and culturally reflective context.

NJ(L.A.)™ We help to identify and establish core values through research, innovative and strategic thinking/doing. The work we create ranges from interactive to physical visual experiences, and we believe that good design can change and evolve culture. That’s what we live for.

Studio Model NJ(L.A.)™ echoes a post modernist take on the traditional transdisciplinary design studio by having a small core team plus frequently changing additional international talent. These talented individuals include researchers, artists, graphic designers, filmmakers, writers and illustrators.

Nicole Jacek Founder & Creative Director NJ is founder and Creative Director at NJ(L.A.)™. Before starting NJ(L.A.)™, she was Designer and Art Director at The Designers Republic in Sheffield, UK, and Creative Director at karlssonwilker in New York. NJ is one of Print’s New Visual Artists, as well as an ADC Young Gun winner.

Nicole Jacek Founder & Creative Director Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and books around the world. NJ has been a member of the design faculty at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, and visiting design critic at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology and The Cooper Union, New York.

Nicole Jacek Founder & Creative Director She currently serves as the youngest Art Directors Club Board Member and has been appointed to chair the ADC Young Guns committee. NJ holds a Diplom-Designer (FH) degree from Merz Akademie, University of Design, Art and Media, Stuttgart, Germany.

Noreen Morioka Partner & Managing Director Noreen is Partner and Managing Director at NJ(L.A.)™. She also leads NJ(L.A.)’s all grown up sister company M+ and was co-founder of AdamsMorioka, leading the team in creative direction and business development. She is a frequent competition judge and lecturer.

Noreen Morioka Partner & Managing Director Highlights include Cannes Lions, D&AD, South Africa’s Design Indaba. In 2014, Noreen won the AIGA Medal, one of the highest design honors recognized by their profession. She is a Board Member of the ADC in New York. Noreen holds a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts and is a Wasserman Scholar.

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