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.

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.