CLIVE JACOBSON is an international, multi-award-winning graphic designer, having served both institutional and retail accounts for many years.
Based in New York City, Jacobson has won numerous international design awards, as Art Director for ID- Magazine of International Design, and later as a Madison Avenue Agency Executive Creative Director, with clients such as Escada, Target, Allstate and Philips. Originally from South Africa, is where Jacobson won the South African Society of Marketers Award for SASOL Group.
Clive Jacobson Design clients have included Citigroup Private Bank, The NFL (Super Bowls XVII and XXIX logos), UBS, UJA, Turner Construction, Odeon Capital, Olympia & York USA, Optionsellers.com, Stanton Public Relations and AXA Equitable.
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 Best Logos; SPD-The Society of Publication Designers of America; and the 2000 International Annual Report Competition (ARC) Awards.
As an adjunct professor at NYU, Jacobson taught workshops on Design Principals, Conceptualization, Typography & Visual Semiotics. He does portrait and landscape oil painting-(www.clivejacobsonart.com) and his first co-illustrated book, Jacobsonjoy, was sold out at MOMA 2012. In 2020, Jacobson's paintings were exhibited by MvVO at the Oculus, World Trade Center, New York.
Clive Jacobson's new book on visual dichotomy " On the one hand..." was released in March 2021.
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..."
Noreen Wise - Founder, CEO & Managing Director Gallant Gold Media
"Clive Jacobson is exceptional! Look no further than Clive for the ideal branding, advertising and marketing expert for a corporate image makeover or to get your new company off the ground. Clive exceeded my expectations on every level. Such a pleasure to work with.
Clive listened to what I wanted. He then went a step further and did his own research and assessing from his own perspective what he felt we needed. In less than a week, he presented three designs, two of which were aligned exactly with what I outlined I wanted, and a third which was his own take on what he felt we needed. I was wowed by the third design and chose that one... twice. I was so thrilled with first logo for a book series, that I returned a few weeks later for a new corporate logo. Same procedure, same expediency.
I’ve never known anyone who can exceed expectations this quickly. I deem Clive to be in a league of his own."
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.”
Allenby Specialty Finance LLC
AQR Capital Management
Chase Manhattan Bank
Deutsche Bank/Smith Barney
First USA Bank
Odeon Capital LLC
Safkhet Capital LLC
Skellig Capital LLC
Great Lakes Beverage Corp.
First Virtual Inc.
Rank Xerox Limited
Ciba Geigy SA
Rennies Consolidated Shipping (SA)
Madison Square Garden/Retail
NFL Properties inc-Superbowl
The Karos Hotel Group
The Amsterdam Restaurant
Hannah Real Estate
Rainbow Realty Group
Owens Corning Fibreglas
Simon & Schuster
UNFPA/United Nations Population Fund
UJA/United Jewish Appeal