Meet Jacob McAdam

Jacob R McAdam Visual Designer and Website Developer

Jacob McAdam
Visual Designer & Website Developer

Nothing is more attractive to me than creating something—I get lost in it. I grew up with a paintbrush in one hand and keyboard in the other. When I saw the possibilities of combining art with technology I knew I found my career.

I don’t think there was ever a semester since middle school when I wasn’t taking some art or design related course. Since then, I’ve attended a few universities which have rounded out my concept of design principles. I learned web development simultaneously in an educational environment and on the job. I started with very simple HTML-only websites and eventually moved into WordPress development by transforming mockups into full-fledged themes. Now I’m working to go a step further by getting into programming and game development.

Business operations and management are yet another set of skills I’ve developed through experience in programs and leadership positions. What employers usually appraise me for most is my ability to communicate and attention to detail. With the right combinations of communication, planning, and training I’m able to manage teams with successful outcomes.

Jacob’s currently attending San Francisco State University to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design (expected graduation Spring 2019). Jacob currently resides in Oakland, CA with his partner Kody.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer: 9+ years
  • Web Developer: 7+ years
  • Professional Artist: 3 years

Certification

  • 2 Website Development Certificates
  • 2 Adobe Application Training Certificates

Education

  • 8+ years College Education
  • High School Diploma

Organizations and Groups

Oh Kub (Blue Belt)

June 2015 | Farang Mu Sul

Eagle Scout

June 2015 | Boy Scouts of America

2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner

June 2015 | Usui Shiki Ryoho

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