Jacob is an award-winning designer, Principal and the Director of Digital Strategy at MESH, a full-service branding and advertising agency, where he leads a team of designers, writers, strategists and project managers to create beautiful human experiences.
Along with his co-founder, Abe Felix, Jacob also runs a podcast network and production company called Parachute.fm. As the host of their flagship podcast, altBR, Jacob has had over 80 conversations with Baton Rouge’s most notable change makers, celebrating their work to make Baton Rouge a better place. Last year, the Parachute.fm team brought together the city’s movers and shakers for The altBR Summit to hear from speakers such as Mayor Sharon Broome, Metromorphesis founder, Pastor Raymond Jetson and Walls Project CEO, Casey Phillips, as they inspired and cast vision for the city.
Following in their footsteps to move the city forward, Jacob has volunteered with a variety of local organizations including CASA, Futures Fund and Junior Achievement. He’s also served on the board of Dream Teachers, Laurel Oaks Elementary and Mid City Makers Market, bringing his expertise in human-centered design to education and community events. As a result of his efforts in the Baton Rouge community, he was named one of 225 Magazine’s 2018 People to Watch and a Great Futures honoree by Boy's and Girl's Club of Baton Rouge.
Jacob has spoken on stages around the world from Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal to TEDx in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in order to teach future generations about the power and impact of design.
Though it’s often hard to distinguish his work from his play, on his “off-hours” he's authored a couple of books, backpacked across the world, written 300+ articles on simple, creative living, built a side project on minimalism, won awards for his family's quirky annual Christmas Cards and trained in the art of salsa dancing.