Hello, I'm Jacob (he/they). 👋🏼

A collaborative Product Designer who brings trust, inclusion and community-driven problem solving to the forefront of design. With a background in visual communication & 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 🗳🏳️‍🌈
—San Francisco Bay Area, CA based 🌁
—Austin-born & San Antonio-raised Texan 🌵
My design practice is driven by meaningful collaboration, visual expression and data-driven storytelling.

Ever since I was young, I've had a strong eye for visual language systems in the world around me. Today, I’ve connected my background in graphic design with technology to design digital product solutions that inform & empower communities. I build effective and thoughtful user experiences and use design thinking methods to test, measure & iterate 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, with an emphasis on clarity.

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 speak with emerging, early-stage designers to share my experiences and provide insights from the field.

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 riding my bike through Golden Gate Park, practicing calligraphy & handlettering, and meditating with a cup of tea in hand.