Jake Dow-Smith partners with forward-thinking artists
to design & build unique websites, experiences and platforms; read more information or send an email.

As an independent interactive designer, I collaborate with innovative individuals, organisations, and companies to bring their work to life as memorable visual narratives, no matter the form or complexity.

Alongside my practice, I've received awards [1, 2], taught [1, 2], engaged in interviews [1, 2, 3] & delivered talks and workshops [1, 2] too. I studied at University of the Arts, London and continue to be based in the UK, working internationally.

Second Cousins Ltd is a company registered in England & Wales, company № 8509348.


Design, identity and development for NY non-profit, Apossible.

Felicia Honkasalo

Design and development for the Helsinki-based artist.

The Waiting List

Design, identity and development for Fig and Greenpeace.

Torque Editions

Website design and build for itinerant publisher and curatorial platform, Torque.

LFE Inc.

Design and build of an ever expanding website for Los Feliz Engineering.


E-commerce for British luxury jacket designer, Lavenham.

Sam Hofman

Design and build of a minimal portfolio for photographer Sam Hofman.

Sam Skinner

Website design and build for the London-based producer, curator and artist.

The Forge

Design and development for expert London retouching studio, The Forge.

Julien Tavel

Design and build of a new portfolio for photographer and director Julien Tavel.

Fred Perry

We create special interactive projects for Fred Perry.


Design and build of a generative composition and website for Fig.

Ultra Studio

Design and build of a new website for London-based motion graphics and animation studio.

Jonty Davies

Website design and build for photographer and director, Jonty Davies.

Edgar Schmitz

A micro-site to promote a new art exhibition in Shanghai.

Platform Seven

We designed and built a bold new website for Platform Seven.

Publish Something Online

Published these tools and resources to encourage students to self-publish on the internet.

Leila McGlew

Design and build of an emoji-heavy microsite for creative strategist Leila McGlew.

Joyce Wang Studio

New website for Hong Kong based interior design studio, with Future Corp.

Studio Aves

Design and development for London-based typography specialists, Studio Aves.


Website for international architecture and research studio.

Adam Andrascik

An online lookbook for fashion designer Adam Andrascik.

A Common Practice

Interactive design and development for a new online-only arts magazine.

Emmanuelle Goutal Studio

Website design and build for London-based graphic design studio.


Website for the international curatorial initiative.

Stephane Carcy

Website for art and creative director.

New Materialism

An online archive for an EU funded multi-year project exploring how matter comes to matter.

Data & Society

Design and development of an interactive annual report for New York non-profit.

Angewandte Innovation Lab

Design and development for Vienna based arts institution.

Sam Williams Studio

Design and development for visual direction studio.

Ambient Website

A particularly ambient website.

Structured Pictures

We designed and built a Dropbox-powered image management app.

Atelier Dreibholz

Website for Vienna-based typographic design practice.

List View

A content management system powered by Google Docs.

Regular VIPs

A decade-long journal of contemporary photography.

Scatter Club

A Chrome extension to reimagine layouts for short attention spans.