Jacob Riley-Wasserman grew up in agriculturally and historically rich Greenwich, New Jersey. The rural farmlands of his small hometown created the perfect conditions for cultivating a big imagination, which he would later set free at Rhode Island School of Design. A 2012 graduate with a degree in furniture design, Jacob designed products that impact the way we live and play. Jacob also studied at New York University in the Interactive Telecommunications Program, an innovative lab at the intersection of art, technology and design.
In 2013, after his diagnosis, Jacob founded Flip4Cancer.com, an organization that raises money to fund cancer research. With every purchase of a Star Spangled Spatula Areaware donates 5% of proceeds to the Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
From the Blog:Remembering Jacob: the life and legacy of Jacob Riley-Wasserman
The Official Spatula of Cumberland County, New Jersey: In February of 2016, in memory of the designer, the Star Spangled Spatula became the official spatula of Cumberland County, New Jersey.
Today Show Feature: a segment from the Today Show that aired over 4th of July weekend 2016