Jake Fruend


I'm a freelance graphic designer and stage director currently working in Chicago. I'm the Associate Artistic Director and a founding member of Mercy Street Theatre, a native of St. Louis, a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, and a Pillsbury Cook-off Winner.


At the heart of my work is a desire to tell big stories and ask big questions. There's a whole world packed into every play; and whether on stage or on paper, it's my job to bring that world to life.


I'm out to make art you can leap into.