Staff Profile – Jacob Whibley, Graphic Designer
How long have you worked for Soulpepper/Young Centre and what is it that you do?
I’ve worked at Soulpepper/Young Centre for over three years as their in-house graphic designer. Prior to that I worked in the film industry designing and building props and as a freelance designer and illustrator.
When you’re not at your desk, what are you doing?
I’m usually in my studio working on my fine art efforts (jacobwhibley.com).
If by chance I’m not there I can be found cycling around the city, visiting galleries and hunting for various bits of ephemera that I use in my collages and sculptures.
What kinds of shows/productions/events have you been involved in and what have you been working on lately?
I’ve just finished working on my first solo show that opens February 4th at Wyatt Art Studios (wyattartstudios.com) in New Hampshire and I’m working on a variety of projects this year with my gallery here in Toronto Narwhal Art Projects (narwhalartprojects.com).
What do you love about being a part of the staff at Soulpepper?
Prior to working at Soulpepper I worked in an independent prop shop. It was extremely close quarters and had a very unique culture about it. My boss there said that after working for her I would be ruined for any kind of office job. She is more than likely right, but I like to think that Soulpepper is the exception that proves the point. We have a very unique situation here at Soulpepper – it is a very professional yet relaxed environment with a great sense of interaction and dialogue between the departments and the artists. We are all unified by our collective appreciation for the arts inside and outside of the office.