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Jake Barton

Jake Barton

Principal and Founder
Local Projects

Jake Barton is Principal and Founder of Local Projects, an award-winning media and physical design firm that creates ground-breaking experiences.

Credits include landmark projects like the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Planet Word Museum of Language, the Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center, the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Australia’s Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

Local Projects has won every major award including the National Design Awards, Fast Company Design Studio of the Year, and the Gold Lion at Cannes.

Jake’s TED talk has nearly one million views, and he is on Fast Company Magazine’s list of top fifty designers.

MuseumNext Green Museums Summit
Tuesday, 29th March 2022

Forging a Framework for a Carbon Neutral Exhibition Industry

The pandemic put a pause on the in-person experience economy, offering a perfect opportunity to step back and consider how to make the fast-growing experience economy more sustainable. In this talk, we’ll share Local Projects’ latest innovations, organizational frameworks, tactics, and ideas for developing sustainable exhibits.

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Jake Barton