About

Jaap Smit is an Independent Graphic Designer & Art Director, specialised in book design, identity & logo design, webdesign and more. Next to client projects he works on self-initiated assignments. With his own projects the focus is on structuring facts/data. He utilises freely available information and creates graphic parameters to structure it, resulting in methodically-made and often humorous work. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2017 and Co-founded Odd Publications in the same year.



01/2014 — Now
Freelance Graphic Designer

09/2017 — Now
Art Director at Odd Publications (Co-founder).

07/2018 — 01/2020
Graphic Designer at enbiun Concept Makers

08/2016 — 11/2016
Graphic Design Internship at Studio Since Today

01/2012 — 04/2016
Graphic Designer at enbiun Concept Makers

01/2011 — 01/2012
Graphic Design Internship at enbiun Concept Makers



2019 — File Magazine
Online feature of my studio work

2019 — AIGA Eye On Design
Small artice about Odd Publication’s first book

2019 — It’s Nice That
Artice about Odd Publication’s first book

2019 — Fonts in Use
Online feature ‘Internet Audience’

2019 — Fonts in Use
Online feature ‘A Tweet History’

2018 — Its Nice That
Article about my work practice

2018 — Books from the Future
Online feature ‘Internet Audience’

2018 — Another Graphic
Online feature ‘New Dutch Views’ Poster

2018 — Poster Reposter
Poster 1, Poster 2, Poster 3

2017 — Velvetyne Type Foundry
Online feature ‘Written in Stone’



2012 — Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht
Graphic Design Degree

2017 — Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Bachelor Of Arts, Graphic Design




©JaapSmit — 2019

©JaapSmit — 2019