Allenby Specialty Finance LLC
AQR Capital Management
Chase Manhattan Bank
Citibank Private Bank
Deutsche Bank/Smith Barney
First USA Bank
Federale (South Africa)
Odeon Capital LLC
Skellig Capital LLC
Great Lakes Beverage Corp.
Spectrum Flower Trading
First Virtual Inc.
Rank Xerox Limited
Allstate Insurance Company
Medspan Health Insurance
Ciba Geigy SA
Rennies Consolidated Shipping (SA)
Chandrika Tandon-Soul Chants Music
Madison Square Garden/Retail
NFL Properties inc-Superbowl logos
Quest Sports Travel
The Karos Hotel Group
The Amsterdam Restaurant
Hannah Real Estate
MetroTech Center (Forest City Ratner)
Olympia & York (USA) Ltd.
Rainbow Realty Group
Turner Construction Company
Owens Corning Fibreglas
SASOL (South African Oil & Gas Corp.
Union Carbide Corp., Linde Division
ID/Magazine of International Design
Simon & Schuster
U.S. Game Systems, Inc.
Andrea Rubin Public Relations
Bluetooth Creative Group
Jeff Harris Photography
Sacco & Watt Photography
Stanton Public Relations
UNFPA/United Nations Population Fund
UJA/United Jewish Appeal
BeNatural- Environmental Awareness
Clive Jacobson brings over thirty years of international advertising and design experience to both institutional and retail accounts, focusing on strategic brand-building creative solutions.
Clive has won numerous international design awards, starting with the South African Society of Marketers Award for the SASOL Corporate Identity. In New York, as Art Director for ID- Magazine of International Design, and later as a Madison Ave. Agency Executive Creative Director, Clive won additional awards for clients such as Escada, Target, Allstate and Philips. Independently, Clive's clients have included Citigroup Private Bank, The NFL (Super Bowls XVII and XXIX logos), UBS, UJA, Turner Construction, Odeon Capital, Olympia & York USA and Optionsellers.com.
These awards for excellence include: AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts; American Corporate Identity; The Art Directors Club of New York; Art Direction Magazine; Communication Arts; Graphic DesignUSA; Logolounge 2017, Print Magazine; Graphis Magazine; SPD-The Society of Publication Designers of America; and the 2000 International Annual Report Competition (ARC) Awards.
Clive is an adjunct professor at NYU and teaches workshops in Design Principals, Visual Conceptualization, Typography & Visual Semiotics. He does portrait and landscape oil painting - and his first co-illustrated book was sold out at MOMA, New York, 2012.
SOME CLIENT COMMENTS:
Chandrika Tandon - Grammy nominated artist, humanitarian & business leader
"... a wonderful artist and human being who i am privileged to work with. Thank you for helping create a work of art and beauty..."
Beila Neuhaus - Fauxever Florals
''Clive - It's perfect! And we LOVE it. You always manage to take our vision and bring it out better than we imagined!''
Jon Swan - Communica
''Clive is one of the best Creative Directors I’ve worked with. He combines a wealth of marketing, communication and branding experience with a detail-oriented approach and a very unique design sense. Clive’s beautiful, distinctive work far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend him to anyone looking to stand out in the crowd."
Robin Joy Riggsbee - Owner, RJS Designs LLC
“I have had the privilege to work with Clive Jacobson on several projects, from presentation books, to website to branding work. It is rare when you find someone who truly gets who you are, and can then express it for you through graphic design. His eye is impeccable and his level of taste is unmatched. He is the most talented designer and artist I have worked with and look forward to working with him on many more projects in the future.”
Howard Jacobs - The Amsterdam
''Fantastic identity design project backed by smart strategy and excellent development process. Very savvy and creative resource. Will use again. Highly recommended."
Stephen Berner - New Business Development & Communications Strategy
''After a lengthy and thorough search for a visual designer to assist me in rebranding my employers company, I luckily happened upon Clive Jacobson.
Clive has a great portfolio, and a wealth of experience in creating smart, compelling and memorable logo’s, as well as web sites - and so, with Clive selected as the creative lead, we worked together in satisfying a series of communication challenges.
Through delivering this project, I learned that Clive is: talented as hell, patient as the day is long, has a great sense of humor and brings a careers worth of hi-level experience to bear on a marketing and communications challenge. Even when mired in the often frustrating minutiae of tweaks and refinements, Clive stayed on point, and patiently guided us to the best solution, accommodating our specific needs all the while.
Hoping that the opportunity presents itself again, I’d gladly work with Clive on another project, given his talent, approach, process and wonderful attitude – I’d be silly not to. I can wholeheartedly recommend Clive Jacobson: a good person, a talented designer and a skilled collaborator to anyone looking for top shelf creative talent with a flair for “smart".
Lisa A. Leigh - Owner, Lisa Leigh Cosmetics
''Clive Jacobson is a sublimely creative website developer. He is a man of exceptional talent and integrity. His designs are elegant, sophisticated and inventive. I have many times recommended him and will continue to do so for friends and clients who need distinguished, high quality design work."
Elizabeth Watt - Photographer, Educator
''Clive has been instrumental in creating identities, promotional materials and websites for three businesses I’ve launched over the years. As a fellow creative professional I appreciate his sophisticated level of intelligence, artistry and attention to detail. His willingness to collaborate and his passion for his work have always made the process totally enjoyable. I feel so fortunate to have been wrapped up in his 'packaging’....it’s helped my business stand out amidst all the clutter that’s out there.”
Mary Domowicz - Principal & Perceptionist at Thought Warrior, Previously Director of Design and Digital Art/ New York University
''Clive is an accomplished communicator with the ability to inspire. His student evaluations were consistently high, acknowledging his affable personality and skillful structuring of material for presentation. His award-winning reputation and attentiveness to his students fostered enrollment in his courses."
Fahmi Quadir - Safkhet Capital
''I decided to hire Clive because of his experience and approach to branding. I have no regrets. I gave him very little artistic direction. All I let him know were the themes I wanted to capture. He thoughtfully crafted a number of designs, and then permutations of those designs. Clive took the time to walk me through all of them and explain to me how they all differed. My choice was obvious - in fact it was Clive's own favorite. Clive worked to perfect my choice and I'm incredibly pleased. It's a stunning visual representation of my business and my ideals. I look forward to working with him on other projects in the future."
Evan Schwartzberg - Co-Founder, Odeon Capial Group
“We have been working with Clive since our inception in late 2008. We wanted a brand identity that would work well in all graphic presentations. He developed an identity that continues to expand to all media. Odeon has grown from 4 to 60 — and we love it. “
Devin Wicker - CEO, Bonwick Capital Partners
“The final product all around was of tremendous quality. The logo and branding work was quite unique and very thoughtful- plus the website has a nice clean feel to it and suited our needs perfectly.”
Andrew DiLauro - Passepartout, LLC
“Transparency is very key for me because most of the stuff out there is not, and I really liked your ideas of how to express them - Brilliant. One more thing - your enthusiasm has really been great and you have not held back on ideas. Others I have been working with withhold a little, I presume in an effort to get more work. Your openness has not gone unrecognized and you distinguish yourself in this way. Don’t ever change.”