Jacob’s Profile & Skills

Profile

My skill-set spans both visual design and website development. Beyond this, my most praised abilities lie within communication, leadership, and strategic-thinking.

Nothing is more attractive to me than creating something—I get lost in it. With the right combination of planning, training, and collaboration I’m able to manage teams with successful outcomes. I’m always sharping the tools in my belt by challenging myself with new projects just outside my comfort zone.

Design is a process of understanding—and I wish to understand the world around me.

Jacob recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design. Jacob currently resides in Oakland, CA with his partner.

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Career Outlook

Lately, my aspirations are moving me out of web development and into visual design. I have no reservations against working in the industry of web development—I just want to make visual design the primary aspect of my career.

Areas of Expertise

Visual Design

Graphic Design, Print Design, Brand Design, Information Design, Web Design, User-Interface Design (UI), User-Experience Design (UX)

Website Development

Responsive Design, WordPress Theme Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Digital Marketing

Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

Leadership & Management

Project Management, Business Operations

Skills & Proficiencies

Here are the most prominent hard-skills in my tool belt.

Creative Software

SkillMasteryExperience
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop
Advanced 15 Years
Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator
Advanced 8 Years
Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesign
Advanced 8 Years
Adobe XDAdobe XD
Intermediate 1 Years
Adobe AcrobatAdobe Acrobat
Advanced 8 Years
Sketch AppSketch
Novice 0 Years

Programming & Markup Languages

SkillMasteryExperience
HTMLHTML
Expert 6 Years
CSSCSS
Expert 6 Years
JavaScriptJavaScript
Novice 4 Years
jQueryjQuery
Intermediate 4 Years
jQuery MobilejQuery Mobile
Intermediate 4 Years
PHPPHP
Intermediate 3 Years

CMS, Frameworks, & Software

SkillMasteryExperience
WordPressWordPress
Advanced 7 Years
MaterializeCSSMaterializeCSS
Advanced 2 Years
BootstrapBootstrap
Advanced 7 Years
NodeJSNode.js
Novice 1 Years
PhaserPhaser
Novice 1 Years

SEO & Marketing Tools

SkillMasteryExperience
Google Search ConsoleGoogle Search Console
Intermediate 7 Years
Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics
Intermediate 7 Years
Google Tag ManagerGoogle Tag Manager
Intermediate 1 Years
SEMrushSEMrush
Intermediate 3 Years
MailChimpMailChimp
Advanced 3 Years
BufferBuffer
Intermediate 2 Years

Developer Tools

SkillMasteryExperience
GitHubGitHub
Intermediate 3 Years
GitLabGitLab
Intermediate 2 Years
BracketsBrackets
Advanced 5 Years

Other Resources Used & Loved

SkillMasteryExperience
MastersliderMasterslider
Advanced 3 Years
Advanced Custom FieldsAdvanced Custom Fields
Advanced 3 Years
Font AwesomeFont Awesome
Expert 3 Years