Jake Early’s work as a graphic designer and printmaker has earned him much notoriety. A California native, 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.
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.