Hello, I am Jacob. 👋🏼

A collaborative Product Designer who brings trust and community-driven problem solving to the forefront of design. With a background in communication design & strategy, my strengths lie in discovery and end-to-end product experiences.

—Current User Experience Designer at LinkedIn
—Former Designer & Strategist at Thicket Labs
—Graduate of BFA Communication Design at Parsons School of Design 
—Volunteer with Tech for Campaigns and Out in Tech U
—Austin-born & San Antonio-raised Texan
My design practice is driven by collaboration, visual expression and data-driven storytelling.

Ever since I was young, I've been obsessed with visual language in the world around me. Today, I’ve connected my background in graphic design with technology to design solutions that amplify the decision-making and collaboration process for teams and organizations. I build effective and thoughtful visual experiences for digital products and use design thinking methods to test these solutions with communities, teams & organizations.

I’m a communication designer
—I explore how design can lead community problem-solving to collective impact.
—I’m passionate about connecting technology to community-led decision making.

I build elegant and thoughtful experiences for digital products.

I’m a mediator & facilitator
—I facilitate groups & small teams in workshop settings.
—I strategize in-room data collection experiences through engaging & creative methods.

I’m a storyteller
—I  create hand-bound photo books documenting my travels.
—I log my visual interest in cityscapes on Instagram.

—I maintain a visual inspiration blog, Aesthetics Sensibilities.

On my free time, you can find me playing ultimate frisbee in Prospect Park, practicing calligraphy & handlettering, and learning Spanish and German on Duolingo.​​​​​​​