Jesse is a designer creating objects that speculate on new systems of making.
Jesse Howards is an Amsterdam-based designer / researcher focusing on creating objects that question the established relationship between designers, producers, and users, and as a result speculate on new systems of making. After studying mathematics and working in education in the U.S., He came to the Netherlands to pursue an education in design. Jesse initiated an independent practice in 2012 after graduating from the designLAB at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. With roots in the DIY communities of FabLabs and makerspaces, his work explores how new approaches to making can influence everyday life. Currently, he is investigating alternative approaches to home appliances through an ongoing collaborative platform Hacking Households.
Recently, Jesse has worked together with Intrastructures and Kirschner 3D, and presented workshops for Thingscon and Arduino’s Casa Jasmina. He is always on the look-out for new collaborations.