Jason Pickleman, Chicago’s Brand Maker, Shares His Favorite Things
The graphic designer and veteran art collector gives us a peek at his personal treasures.
By Jason Foumberg
Published Aug. 9, 2016
To live in Chicago is to encounter Jason Pickleman’s work. The 51-year-old graphic designer has crafted logos for the likes of Millennium Park, Avec, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography at his River North firm, JNL Graphic Design. But when he’s not branding the city, Pickleman, who lives in Lake View East with his wife and son, is an avid art collector, patronizing mostly rising locals. “Living with art is like having pets you don’t have to feed,” he says. This month, Pickleman displays gems from his personal collection at his Uptown gallery, Lawrence & Clark. Here, he shares nine prized possessions, some of which will appear in the show.