Hi. I’m Jake.

You’re probably here from StumbleUpon™ or because someone I bribed said “Hey! Go check out this rad world-wide-website!”

Welcome—It’s nice to have you.

I’m into making logos, imagining clever websites, improving systems and processes to help companies treat their employees better, and making jokes, music, and movies with my best pals.

Some people have called me a polymath or renaissance man. Which I think makes me akin to Rain Man or the old chap at the park dressed up as a period-accurate Old Norse viking.

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

The Grand Duke’s Variety Show

The Grand Duke’s Variety Show

A few of my closest friends and I wrote a sketch comedy variety show, and we are running performances now!

I generally manage marketing for the theatre productions we produce together (which consists of branding each show, developing creative, managing creative teams, developing websites and social presences, and inventing unique marketing campaigns). With this show, I also envisioned, designed, and managed the unique technical aspects of the production, which included everything from creating live content unique to each show (during the show!) to sketches where what was happening on screen was as much of a character as the cast on stage and was synced up with their actions.

The show is over—sorry you missed it!

Simone’s Kids

Simone's Kids

This incredible organization founded in 2010 started two schools in Uganda and has inspiring plans to improve education in the region.

Simone’s Kids’ wonderful founder is a friend of mine from college, and she asked me to join the board last year to help them achieve more. I’m working with them to hone their branding and messaging, automate their management systems (including integrating a new payment processor and migrating to Salesforce), and rethink the way they tell their story on the interwebs. They are doing ambitious things and are filled with a passion for helping children learn—support their work here.

And more.

Drop me your email and between GIFs, emoji, and forwarded chain letters, I’ll keep you in the loop with what’s new.

Building something?

Tell me more—I’m currently planning projects for 2017.