Creator of the first digital holographic comic (holo-comic). Interactive visual artist and founder of Valholo a VR and digital holographic studio. Jake Adams holds an MS in Design and Digital Media from the University of Edinburgh and a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Emanating from a fine arts background, his visual skills coupled with programming and asset production have allowed him to become a versatile artist and educator. His studio creates holographic content for the Looking Glass Factory and 3D/2D assets for Sandbox (SAND) on the Polygon network. Jake Adams specializes in mixed media arts, Asset production, and interactive narrative with a focus on making the intangible more tangible.
Before Valholo, he was an artist assistant to Michael Zelehoski, and a gallery assistant to Ethan Cohen, and the Dia: Beacon Art Gallery. In 2019 he created and published the world's first holo-comic (digital holographic comic book). Other accomplishments include 2008 best in category: painting, Celeste Prize winner (Berlin Exhibition catalog), A 2019 CodeBase: creative informatics grant recipient issued by the Scottish Government, and the 2020 games & new media official selection at the Supernova: Denver Digerati Animation festival.
Jake Adams' work is defined by a sublime psychological narrative that interpolates the tangibility and intangibility of spatial-temporal decisions while utilizing social systems as a catalyst toward the fluctuation of emotional extra-diegetic space.