Values

Collaborating Closely

I value the relationships formed and maintained through a shared creative process. My experiences working with other artists and designers is at the core of how I operate.

Pursuing Praxis

A rapid political education over the past three years led me to desire more praxis, specifically outside the cultural institutions I have occupied for most of my adult life.

Teaching Tools

I learn and teach new tools regularly, but always with an eye towards those tools’ structural limitations and impacts on human collaboration.

Softening Systems

I am committed to creating and maintaining systems that are adaptive to the needs of people using them. The process of trying to soften the rigidity of structures has been both humbling and generative.

After moving to the US from Bangalore, India in 2011 and earning a BFA in graphic design at RISD in 2014, I worked for the RISD Media Group for around 6 years; I've been collaborating with various studios on a freelance basis since early 2022. If you’d like to work with me on a project, please get in touch at jay@jaymarol.com. My pronouns are he/him.

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