Born in Washington, D.C., Jack Craig is an American designer whose work blends craft, design, and industry. Craig earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, before working for the U.S. Navy’s infrared division. He subsequently studied Industrial Design at the University of Illinois, earning a Bachelor of Art in 2010. He continued on to Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he received a Master of Fine Art in 3D Design.
Based out of Detroit, Michigan, Craig’s designs are characterized by a desire to shift observers’ understandings of everyday objects. Notable pieces include the ongoing PVC Series (2012-), for which the designer heats and manipulates PVC water main piping by hand, transforming an often-overlooked material into a collectable item. Craig is represented by Johnson Trading Gallery.