Jakob Gate

Jakob Gate

Ormoc City, PH



I am a freelance architecture professional specialising in high quality photorealistic visualisation and advanced 3D modelling. Currently seeking freelance opportunities to push the boundaries of visualising & modelling.

Years of experience in Sweden, U.K, China and Indonesia, working in leading architectural and design studios has resulted in an in-depth expertise of rhino, Maxwell, Vectorworks, Lightroom and Photoshop.

I have the ability to quickly create models from architectural drawings and sketches and rendering complex scenes with great ‘in-camera’ quality without relying heavily on Photoshop or other post-production processes. 

Leading design studios I have worked with include: Heatherwick Studio, Foster & Partners, Richard Rogers, Softroom, Duggan Morris Architects. Robin Lee Architects. Papa Architects.

I am currently based in the Phillipines which allows me to work remotely to extremely competitive rates.
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FREELANCE DESIGN & VISUALISING, Ormoc City, PH, Architectural Designer / Visualiser

Supporting architects and designers with advanced 3d modelling and rendering.
Clients include Duggan Morris Architects, Foster & Partners, Robin Lee Architects.

Tools: Rhino, Maxwell, Vectorworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Sep 2016 - current

Softroom, London, GB, Architectural Designer / Visualiser

Projects for variety of clients including: Virgin, V&A, Heathrow Airport, Yotel, Westfield London.
Produced photorealistic renders, rhino 3d models, conceptual sketches & 2d drawings for various high end interior projects.

Tools: Rhino, Maxwell, Vectorworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Aug 2014 - Sep 2016

Heatherwick Studio, London, PART II Architectural Assistant

The Bund Finance Centre, Shanghai, High end retail Interior.
(In close collaborations with Foster + Partners). Developed designs through the production of photo realistic renders, conceptual sketches, rhino 3d models, 2d drawings.

Tools: Rhino, Maxwell, Microstation, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

CHINA RECONSTRUCT, Shenzhen, CN, Senior Architectural Design

Developed briefs and designed a wide range of building concepts for a new city in Sichuan province including an exhibition centre, several hotels, a conference centre, shopping streets, residential neighborhoods masterplans. produced research for feasibility studies. Held internal visualising workshops.

Tools: Rhino, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup VRay.

Sep 2012 - Nov 2013

Inspiral Architects, Denpasar, ID, PART II Architectural Assistant

Worked directly with the principal designing an award winning high end restaurant. Produced 3D models, detail drawings for tender, interior models, design development sketches & renders for a water collecting double curved ETFE roof.

Tools: AutoCad, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup, VRay.

Sep 2011 - Apr 2012

JOHNSTON ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

Worked predominantly on mixed use and residential projects (Range: £1400-£1800 sqm gross internal area) by a number of duties including Site visits, produced 3d models, took part in PA meetings & Produced design statements and planning applications.

Tools: Vectorworks, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup.

Feb 2007 - Jul 2010

PAPA ARCHITECTS, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

Assisted the development of a 1M EUR residential project consisting of three interlinked houses in Cyprus by producing planning application drawings, 3d models, interior models, design development sketches & renders.

Tools: Microstation, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup VRay.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009

Foster + Partners, London, GB, Physical Model Maker

Assisted the development of a large residential scheme. Produced a wide range of design development models to strict deadlines with a number of techniques and materials.

Tools: Photoshop, laser cutting, vacuum forming, hot wire cutting

Nov 2005 - Mar 2006

RICHARD ROGERS PARTNERSHIP, London, GB, Physical Model Maker

Developed precise existing conditions models from a wide range of materials including card, styrofoam, timber.

Tools: Laser cutting, Corel Draw, band saw, circle saw

Aug 2004 - Sep 2004


London Metropolitan University, London, GB, Masters, RIBA part 2

Professional Diploma in Architecture

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

London Metropolitan University, London, GB, BArch, Riba part 1

BA (hons) Architecture

Aug 2004 - Feb 2009

London Metropolitan University, London, GB, Foundation

Access Into Architecture & Interior Design

Aug 2003 - Jun 2004


Bali Restaurant Award, 1st Place



Small Projects Award, Nomination



Small Project Award, Nomination



Areas of Specialization