Jack has held designer positions at Low’s Incorporated, Chicago, and at the architectural firm of Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo Associates, Hamden, CT. He was vice president of Blake & Weiss for ten years prior to forming Jack Weiss Associates in 1977.
He is a fellow and past president of the Society of Typographic Arts, co-founder and president of the Chicago Design Archive and former chairman of the 27 Chicago Designers. He is a founding member and president of Design Evanston and former vice chair of Evanston’s Preservation Commission. In 2014 he was presented the Mayor’s Award for the Arts for his long commitment to the arts in Evanston.
Jack has served on the design faculties of the Institute of Design, IIT and Columbia College Chicago. He received a BS with distinction from the Institute of Design, IIT and a BFA and MFA from the School of Art & Architecture at Yale University.