Jacob is a UX Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area

Here is a quick look at his UX portfolio and relevant job experience.

 

Vesta: Family Streaming for TV & Movies

Vesta helps families organize their entertainment with kid, teen, and adult profiles.

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AeroPet: Dog Walking App

AeroPet helps pet owners browse professionals and book pet care services in their local area.

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Inkling Templates & Content Design

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The Vine Inn Davis

The Vine Inn Davis was in need of a new website design for their boutique hotel in downtown Davis, CA.

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GreenThumbs

A mobile app prototype which attempts to use quantified-self concepts to build the user’s gardening skills.

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Experience & Education

 
Inkling

Full Time

Aug 2022 – present

UX Designer

Participate in the design process including research, ideation, wireframing, user-interface (UI) design, testing, and analysis. User experience designer for various product partnership and integration projects. Ownership of the Inkling design system “Inkstone” for the UX team, stakeholders, and product ecosystem. Contribute to the company culture by advocating for design thinking at various levels and with other roles.

Dribbble

Certification

June 2022

Product Design Course

A 12-week course for learning industry standard user experience design practices. The end-to-end process was covered with topics including UX fundamentals, user research, market research, user flows, wireframes, visual design, scaling design components and design systems, prototyping, and testing. Using Figma I created 3 separate design projects including AeroPet, Vesta, and an email client. Once a week I mentored directly with a UX professional in the industry, Ben Balderas. Course material was developed and taught by Jesse Showalter.

Inkling

Award

March 2022

Winning Team, “360º Image Widget”

An award for the winning team at Inkling’s company hackathon event. Our 360º Image Widget project won 4 of 5 categories including: “Ease of Development” by VP of Engineering, “Most Demo-able” by the Director of Sales Enablement, “Best Sales Impact” by Account Executives, and “Best Market/PR Buzz” by Product Marketing.

Udacity

Certification

Dec 2021

Web Accessibility

A self-paced course for learning Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) covering topics including: focus and tab order; semantics, Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), and accessible style.

Inkling

Full Time

Jun 2021 – Aug 2022

Senior Front End Designer

Successfully completed implementations for 5 new enterprise-level clients and counting. Implementations occurred over a series of weeks to months and had progressive phases including: interviewing the customer to identify existing pain-points, content and design discovery; creating and presenting design mockups; developing a unique WYSIWYG content authoring template; handing off materials and design specifications to the content strategist for designing high-quality content at scale; testing for responsive design, and re-releasing improved versions of templates as issues were encountered.

Work with a content strategist and implementation manager to establish a new internal process for releasing our boilerplate code-base Master Template. Using agile development practices we triage issues and feature requests, plan sprints, and test our improvements to the code-base. On a regular cadence we release a new version of Master Template with enhancements which reduce implementation timelines, bugs, and content authoring issues.

Re-establish and improve practices for the Front End Designer role. This includes: documenting and iterating on the creative process within the context of customer implementations; developing boilerplate materials to speed up work; identify opportunities for better collaboration between content strategists, implementation managers, and our customers.

Onboard, train, and mentor new Front End Designers. Corroborate with fellow designers on best practices for writing SASS, CSS, and HTML code; creating desirable content authoring experiences; and leveraging the design process to our advantage.

Dribbble

Workshop

Mar 2021

Learn UI/UX Design

A full-day workshop covering topics including: Figma fundamentals, typographic scales, grids and layouts; interactions, animations, prototyping, screen flows, components; client handoff workflows, design documentation, client presentation methods, and Minimum Viable Products (MVP). Taught by Jesse Showalter.

General Assembly

Workshop

Aug 2019

UX Bootcamp

A full-day workshop covering topics including: UX methods and strategies for successful design solutions; UX in team workflows; UX and UI terminology, tips, and resources; wireframes, prototypes, and usability test reports; collaboration and ideation. Taught by Jonathan Remulla.

San Francisco State University

Degree

May 2018

Bachelor of Science: Visual Communication Design

A four-year degree majoring in visual design. Topics include: design process, visual literacy, graphic design, history of design, rapid visualization, typography, and research and writing for design. Graduated with Honors. Senior Honor Roll: College of Liberal & Creative Arts (Fall 2017). GPA: 3.81

Member of INC^3 (tech and startup culture student organization). Member of AIGA student chapter (graphic design student organization). Co-founder and Treasurer of Occult Club at SFSU (interfaith student organization). Participated in the SF Hacks program and URSCA showcase.

San Francisco State University

Award

Nov 2017

1st Place, “GreenThumbs App”

A competition between Graduate Writing and Research students. I presented my project GreenThumbs.

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