Jake Barton

Media Designer
Local Projects

Jake Barton is principal and Founder of Local Projects, which is creating the media design for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and the Frank Gehry designed Eisenhower Presidential Memorial. Local Projects is a three-time National Design Award finalist, and was named second of the top ten most innovative design firms by Fast Company Magazine for its redefinition of emotional storytelling. Jake is recognized as a leader in the field of media design for physical spaces, leading to a Gates Foundation funded next generation learning platform, developed in partnership with the New York Hall of Science. Clients include SFMOMA, StoryCorps, Cleveland Museum of Art, Seaworld, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and the Sugar Hill Museum of Children’s Art and Storytelling. Lectures include the Wired UK Conference, Picnic Amsterdam, Eyeo Festival, UX San Francisco, and the Future of Storytelling Conference.