Jake Early, Artist

Jake Early, ArtistJake Early’s work as a graphic designer and printmaker has earned much notoriety. Early, a California native, has created art commercially for 15 years and currently splits his time between Chico and Santa Barbara, California.

Early produces his unique serigraphs on the printing press he designed and built in his Chico studio, where he illustrates and prints each piece by hand. His simple illustrative style, bold color palette, and strong depiction of place all resonate with collectors. A trademark of Early’s work is the use of metallic inks, which are created by mixing powdered metals into a clear ink base. These inks pick up and reflect light, often changing the mood of the prints as natural lighting conditions change.

Jake Early’s prints are available exclusively at Chico Paper Company in Chico, The Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Naked Wall Gallery, Santa Barbara, and Drishti, Santa Barbara.

Early is a graduate of the graphic design program at California State University, Chico and studied at the School of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain. Along with his work as a printmaker, Early is an accomplished graphic designer and illustrator with clients across the United States as well as Japan and Europe. His clients include: Documentum, EMC2, The Naples Coalition, Butte Creek Brewing Co., Drishti Yoga Essentials, Enloe Medical Center, Rie Coffee, Greenline Cycles, Heinemann/Boyton Cook Publishing, RedFly Clothing, Bedrock Skate & Ride and the Blue Room Theatre.

Contact Jake if you would like to work with Jake on a future project.