Creative Territory – Jake Yem

18 May 2021 • The Studio


We’re really proud of our staff at Territory Studio. Even if not directly involved in the awesome work we deliver to our clients, we each appreciate creativity and being creative, in whatever format.

If you’re here, you’ve probably already seen our work. Now we invite you to get to know us better. Starting with our creative teams, we’ll be asking questions and sharing not only TS project work, but personal creative projects and what really inspires us day to day.

Jake Yem – UI Designer

Falling in love with UI Design allowed me to bridge the gap between Design and Functionality, and it was so satisfying to me.

– Jake Yem

Tell us a bit about you: 

I originally wanted to be a Graphic Designer when I was attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco, but I ended up taking a few UI, and UX classes, and that’s when I fell in love with UI Design. Getting to bridge the gap between Design and Functionality was so satisfying to me.

Outside of design, I love taking care of my plant. It gives me a great sense of purpose in something that’s more physically tangible. It really allows me to reset.

Who and/or what inspires you creatively? 

Apple, of course, has always paved the way when it comes to UI design, so that is always where I sort of start.

I also love looking at traditional Graphic Design work from the ‘50s – ’60s, and seeing how information was conveyed before the idea of an interface was created.

How long have you been at Territory? 

8 months.

Why did you want to work at Territory? 

I saw a lot of Territory’s work in the Film industry without even realizing who had done it. When I got to talk to Marti and Anthony, I was taken away by the rest of the work.

Territory is really pushing the line of what UI design is. When I think of the words, User Interface, I think of very flat, and slick design, but it means something entirely new at Territory. Here it means revolutionizing how users interact with the product.

What’s been your favourite TS project to work on so far and why? 

I got to work on DesignCar. It was a ton of fun to be a part of Territory’s first mobile game. I was really able to leverage my core skills to create something that’s very unique along with the team.

The app is available to download from the AppStore. US only

There’s a lot of awesome automotive work we do here at Territory that is revolutionary, and it’s great to be a part of.

Where do you look for creativity online?

I always look at when my head is totally empty.

When I’m on Instagram, my favorites are:
And I love @Topiatones for color palettes

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