Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Jakub Marian, and I am a Czech linguist, data scientist, graphic designer, and musician.
The bulk of my work consists of creating educational materials for students of the aforementioned fields (7 books, 700+ articles), but I also conduct independent research and create works of art.
I speak 4 languages fluently: English, German, French, and Czech (and I can read Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian and Polish). I spend most of my time studying grammatical structures, phonology, etymology, etc., and I regularly use the 4 languages mentioned above to write articles and communicate with my readers.
Mathematics and programming have been an important part of my life since the age of 15, when I started developing professional websites (working on complex projects for corporate clients), through high school (where I won a European prize for my work on computer simulation of liquids) up to university (with a scholarship at Berlin Mathematical School), and now I work part-time as a data scientist in a bank.
Graphic design is an important multidisciplinary field for me. I’ve been working with Adobe design applications for more than 15 years, originally using them just for web design and photo editing. Then I got interested in cartography, which combines graphic design with my other areas of interest: with data science to create statistical and physical maps and with linguistics to create language maps.
Music is something that is very close to my heart because both of my parents are musicians, and I have been playing the classical guitar since the age of six (completing 15 years of formal music education and then playing in a guitar ensemble). As a practising musician, I mainly play the M-Stick now, which is a guitar-like instrument I invented, and I also perform research in music theory. I specialize in Baroque music (especially the pieces of J. S. Bach).