Jakob Smedhagen

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Jakob is a designer at Kurppa Hosk. A 90’s kid growing up in inner-city Stockholm,
he took an early interest in graffiti/street art and pop culture, which later developed into a passion for design and illustration.

Eventually, this led to a career as an illustrator. For 6 years, Jakob made recurring contributions to some of Scandinavia’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazines, such as Café, Cover, Costume, Euroman and King Magazine.

He then felt it was time to broaden his palette and went on to obtain to a Bachelor in visual communication at Beckmans College of Design. At Beckmans, he began favoring digital over pen and brush and taught himself to write code. While still studying, he began, together with two classmates, to make websites for architects, designers, photographers and stylists.

As a designer, Jakob maintains a curious mind and an ambition to challenge the conventional.