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My name is Martin Jacob and I am a professional designer with an immense passion for the creative process.

I recently moved to San Francisco from Boston, MA where I worked for the award winning design/engineering consultancy Manta Product Development, Inc. During my professional career, I have worked as part of a team to come up with design solutions for countless clients. These clients ranged from highly innovative startups coming out of M.I.T. and Harvard to Fortune 500 companies. My experience includes UI / UX design, research, sketching, model making (3D printing and traditional), packaging design, computer modeling, photo-realistic renderings, and final production oversight.

Fun Facts About Me:

  • I was born in Germany and am bi-lingual.
  • I love creating electronic music and have been drumming since I was 5 years old.
  • I create app games in my free time (check out Pongster on Android and iOS)
  • My bucket list is to camp in every national park in the US; 16 done so far!
Projects

Projects

Work done for clients as well as personal projects.
Experience

Experience

Companies I’ve worked at.

Speck Products

Senior Image Designer
2018 – Present

I produce high quality artwork and animations in a fast-paced and fluid high-volume production environment. My work has been used for marketing art for eCommerce, digital ads, printed materials, look-books, and in-store posters for retailers such as Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Amazon and has been seen by over hundreds of millions of people across the world.

Website: speckproducts.com

Manta Design

Industrial Designer
2013 – 2017

Worked as part of a team to come up with design solutions for innumerable clients. My responsibilities included turning concepts into market-ready products. The clients ranged from highly innovative startups coming out of M.I.T. and Harvard to Fortune 500 companies. Experience includes research, sketching, model making (3D printing and traditional), packaging design, UI / UX design, computer modeling, photorealistic renderings, and final production oversight.

Website: mantadesign.com

Farm Design, Inc.

ID Intern / Contractor
2013

Collaborated with a creative team to deliver projects on tight deadlines. These projects included research, model making, sketching, and computer modeling. Experience also consisted of conceptualizing augmented reality use cases for a multi-billion dollar startup; these concepts were later used as patents.

Website: farmpd.com

VIX, Inc.

CDO / Co-Founder
2016 – 2017

Co-founded company with a business partner. I was responsible for the brand identity, marketing, UI / UX design, and website design.

Website: vix-app.com

Skills

Skills

Skills I have acquired over the years.

  Design Skills.

  • Design Thinking
  • UI /UX Design
  • Sketch Ideation
  • Technical Research
  • Packaging Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design
  • Branding
  • Computer Rendering
  • Rapid Prototyping

  Software.

  • UI / 2D Design:  Adobe XD,  Photoshop,  Illustrator,  InDesign
  • 3D Design:  Rhino,  Autodesk Alias,  Unity,  KeyShot
  • Video:  Animate CC,  Premiere Pro,  After Effects

  Awards.

  • Mass Art’s Dick Keohan Design Innovation Award 2013
  • BraunPrize 2012, Top 50 Winner, Category Student Mentioned
  • F.I.R.S.T. Robotics 3D Animation Award 2006
  • F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Web Design Award 2006, 2008, 2009
  • Second place in “International Art Competition” 2001 in Schwerin, Germany
Clients

Clients

I’ve had the pleasure of designing for these companies:
… and many more.
GET IN TOUCH
GET IN TOUCH
Let’s meet up and collaborate!