I've been designing for Tech & Advertising for awhile now.
Hot Cocoa

Founder & Chief Creative

Design & Development consultancy supporting start-up companies & non-profit community organizations. We have helped multiple clients with projects that garnered attention from national media outlets like the Wall Street Journal & NPR.

Jacob acted as a consultant on the development of my professional website. I relied on Jacob to give me pointed and direct feedback. He offered very creative ideas in regards to my Logo as well as particular presentation issues with my website. The result was a much improved product and innovative direction for my online business. I would happily recommend Jacob. His creative and artistic aptitude would be an asset to any organization or project.

Ian Farr MFT, PPS
Assistant Principal Jesuit High School

I needed a creative thinker, someone who could take my muddled ideas and craft tangible results. I've tried so many "freelancers" and most needed babysitting. Jacob got the job done and exceeded my expectations. He's talented and is dedicated to helping his clients succeed. Bottom line: I exponentially increased the sales of my products using his designs.

Rob Ludlow
Serial Entrepreneur

Jacob is one of those guys who you definitely want to know. His career history is one that includes all sorts of titles including the word, "creative". This is very appropriate as Jacob is extremely creative!
He has a unique view and way of seeing things that many can't.
If you're looking for someone to bring a new, creative pizazz to your firm, Jacob is a great choice!

Sean Marshall
Online Marketing Strategist
redIQ — a Berkadia Company

Sr Product Designer // Mentor

At redIQ we are building the future of CRE SaaS tools, to accelerate the valuation process for multifamily commercial real estate transactions. On average we cut the time for property valuation by over 50%.

Jacob is a top notch design thinker. He brought a calm demeanor to high stress meetings with engineering and is great at articulating and explaining designs and the reasons behind them. He has a great personality for running workshops and cultivating out of the box thinking. I would confidently recommend Jacob for a position that requires innovation and group collaboration.

Andrew Palmer
Data Analyst at Route
Software Technology Group

Sr Product Design Consultant

I was contracted as an embedded Design Lead to an international education platform project for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

In this role I performed formative user research to gain insights to instructor and faculty needs. I built prototypes to utilize in user testing to validate proposed solutions. Iterated.

Contributing member of the parent corporation Design System team. Collaborated with other corporate teams to facilitate strategic integration across multiple products and services.

Russell Chennault
UX Design Lead

It’s not enough to know the steps to run a workshop; I have to know enough about the science and strategy to adapt it to each situation. I also need to experience it enough to see what resonates. Jacob totally delivered today in his workshop. He provided the proper portions of purpose, strategy, and application. I’ll definitely be watching for a chance to attend another one of his workshops.

Symantec (bLue Coat Systems)

Sr UX Design Engineer

Symantec products protect both commercial & government networks. As a lone design resource for the Draper, UT R&D location, I was responsible for design to enable product convergence & extension for multiple network security and forensic products.

Weston Cerny
Sr Software Engineer at Broadcom / Symantec

I have worked with Jacob for over 2.5 years at BlueCoat/Symantec. It seems to me that UX Designers are always trying to prove their worth to management, but never to the actual developer who relies on them wholeheartedly. I am a Senior Web Engineer and found that I relied on Jacob. Jacob in turn was 110% reliable and provided direction and help with every twist and turn of the projects we worked on together. Not only was Jacob technically capable of any project or problem we had, he was also very patient in explaining and working with others. Jacob was hard working and would think about problems over night and come back with better solutions.


Director of User Experience

SubConnect is a startup SaaS product company that provided more clarity around payments & lien waiver processing for Contractors, Sub Contractors, & Suppliers. I was responsible for formative research, design process & delivery, & information architecture.

Hyper X Media

Senior Digital Producer / UX UI Architect

Hyper X Media is one of Salt Lake City's elite digital marketing agencies. It was my responsibility to make sure the experiences we created met and exceeded our clients' expectations by implementing solutions that worked across the multitude of interfaces in their digital marketing campaigns.

Affinity Amp

Co-founder / Creative Director Design & UX

At Affinity Amp, we provided a platform that allowed organizations to build and deploy modular mobile and web-based applications. My responsibilities included leading a small design team and collaborating with a cross-functional development team to create new modules for our platform & custom apps.

Andy Pereira
Senior Mobile Developer Delta Air Lines

Jacob was a person that I always knew would get the job done, and do it well. I can recall on several occasions personally witnessing Jacob sacrificing his time out of devotion to seeing his company succeed, and that his best work was put forward. He would be a great asset for anyone to have.

Beth Moote
Mobile Software Engineer RentPath (Formerly PRIMEDIA)

Working with Jacob was a true pleasure in a high pressure environment. Jacob is thorough in his approach to problems, and his design skills were, on occasion, what kept our company on track to the next milestone. Jacob's personal charisma and level-headed work ethic fostered creative solutions and boosted morale consistently through demanding projects. I would highly recommend him to any team that would like to succeed in the technology industry.

David Edwards
Founder | CEO @ SEDNA Ventures, LLC Director of Marketing Alliance Group, Inc.

Jacob has a unique way of looking at communication from the creative standpoint and is not afraid to think out of the box. I found it refreshing to have someone challenge traditional thinking and constantly say "what if we did it this way". If you are looking for someone that will give you an honest and different perspective on your project I would definitely consider engaging Jacob.

Check me out on LinkedIn for a more detailed view of my work history.