|Born||1972 (age 40–41)
Kowloon, Hong Kong
|Occupation||Publisher, designer, businessman|
Jack Yan (Chinese: 甄爵恩, Pinyin: Zhēn Jué'ēn) is a New Zealand publisher, designer and businessman, born 1972 in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Yan emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand with his parents in 1976.
Yan created over 100 typeface designs himself for the firm, and inspired other local typeface designers such as Kris Sowersby to pursue careers in that industry. His typefaces include Ætna, a revival of Bembo. In 1997, he founded Lucire, a fashion magazine that made the move from web to print, and serves as its publisher.
From March 3, 2006, he began a weekly spot on TV One’s Good Morning, discussing men's issues, but resigned from that role in 2007. In 2007, he became a judge for Miss Universe New Zealand, and currently organises the competition.
Jack Yan emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand with his parents in 1976. He attended St Mark's Church School (where he was Dux) and Scots College, and graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with two business and one law degrees.
Additionally, he writes for his own publications, CAP and Lucire.
In 2007 Yan registered the trademark of well known and recently defunct New Zealand magazine Pavement. Yan claimed that the magazine had been "abandoned", saying "If someone throws away something, just like rubbish outside your house, I can legally go and get it". Pavement's publisher, still actively trading as "The Pavement Company", oppose the trademark application.
- Beyond Branding: How the New Values of Transparency and Integrity Are Changing the World of Brands, with Nicholas Ind (editor), Malcolm Allan, Simon Anholt, Julie Anixter, John Caswell, Thomas Gad, Sicco van Gelder, Tim Kitchin, Chris Macrae, Denzil Meyers, Alan Mitchell, John Moore, Ian Ryder; 2003, 2004 reprint edition, Kogan Page, ISBN 0-7494-4115-1; 2005 paperback edition, Kogan Page, ISBN 0-7494-4399-5.
- Viewpoint: Perspectives on 21st Century Branding: User Seductive; 2004, Wai-te-ata Press.
- Typography and Branding; 2004, Natcoll Publishing.
- Young, Simon. 2007, "Immigration nation", Idealog, March–April, pp. 40–46.
- Martinkus, Angela. 2000, "Type cast", The Age, "Emag" supplement, March.
- Pratzel, Anne-Marie. 1996, "New faces", Publish, August, p. 107
- Vidal, Josie. 2000, "The web that Jack built", The Evening Post, "Flair" supplement, p. 8.
- Simpson, Emily. 2004, "Man with a plan", ProDesign, December 2004–January 2005, pp. 34–36.
- Fernandez, Juanita. 2005, "Not your average CEO: Jack of all trades", Wellington Today, July–August, pp. 10–11.
- Rydergren, Tobias. 2002, "Go logo! Brand-soldaterna slår tillbaka", Resumé, 22 August, pp. 22–3.
- Mucha, Thomas. 2004, "Marketing the brand 'America'", Business 2.0, online edition, 13 May.
- Booth, Jenny (2003-06-08). "We have ways of making you forget". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 2006-12-25.
- Keall, Chris. "ASK ME ANYTHING: Jack Yan". NBR.co.nz. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- Six-way battle for Wellington mayoralty 3 News NZ. 23 September 2013.
- Katie Chapman; Tessa Johnstone; Kerrie McBride (12 October 2013). "Three more years for Wade-Brown". Dominion Post. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- Paki, Kui. 2004, "Polyeurasian—the new breed New Zealander", Tu Mai, February, pp. 20–2.
- Jacobson, Julie. 2006, "Five minutes with Jack Yan", The Dominion Post, 22 June, p. D3.
- "Candidate profile: Jack Yan". The Alliance.
- "Official Count Results -- Overall Status". New Zealand Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 2009-01-22.[dead link]
- Scoop.co.nz - Jack Yan announces 2013 mayoral bid
- "Magazine's ex-owner fights for trademark". The Dominion Post. October 10, 2007. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
- Official website
- Jack Yan at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Yan on his type design career (in French)
- B&T Marketing and Media interview with Yan on his publishing work (PDF)
- Interviews with Yan on branding (MP3 files)