Jacob Scott is an architectural designer and artist, and principal of Scott Design. Of Ngati Kahungunu, Te Arawa and Te Atiawa descent, Jacob is one of our country’s pioneers in contemporary Māori Art and Māori Arts Education.
Jacob is a former Director of Te Kura Toi o Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and founder and Head of EITs Art & Design School. He led the development, accreditation and establishment of the Maunga Kura Toi Degree – New Zealand’s first degree level programme in whakairo (Māori carving) and rāranga (Māori weaving).
As a past member of the whakaruruhau whakairo - the national educational development committee for Māori carving - and honorary holder of the ToiIho Mark - the mark of authenticity and quality for Māori artists - Jacob is frequently called upon to assist with the development, delivery and review of Māori arts programmes throughout the country.