Jake Barton


Jake Barton is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Local Projects, an experience design firm that creates groundbreaking museums and public spaces. Credits include landmark projects like the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center, The Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, StoryCorps and Planet Word, the Museum of Language Arts. Local Projects has won every major award, including the National Design Award, Cannes Lions; Jake’s TED Talk has over one million views and he is on Fast Company Magazine’s list of top fifty designers.  Jake is currently launching a new firm that will develop experiences to catalyze action around the climate crisis.



Jake Barton founded a media and physical design firm that creates groundbreaking experiences in the realms of storytelling and emotion, including landmark projects for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, and the Legacy Museum. His TED talk has nearly a million views, and he is on Fast Company magazine’s list of top 50 designers.


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