Jacob Waites

Designer & Digital Fabricator

Design Experience

Interaction Design Lead // IDEO

IDEO COLAB TEAM | Cambridge, MA

At the CoLab I build user-centered technology driven products & concepts in the food space.

SKILLS Product Design / Brand Design / Print Design / Web Design / Web Development (Front-End) / Art Direction / Photography & Cinematography / Digital Fabrication / Physical Computing / AR/VR Design

Partner & Creative Director // Foremost

CREATIVE COLLECTIVE | Tallahassee, FL

Consider us a design firm for the ambitious, the curious, and the bold: Foremost is a creative collective. Led by me and my partners, our staff is made up of Friends of Foremost: designers, architects, makers, & developers from around the world, all on call when we need each other. Foremost creates brand experiences, not only focusing on design and marketing strategy, but also leveraging community involvement and development to take select companies to new heights.

SKILLS Product Design / Brand Design / Print Design / Web Design / Web Development (Front-End) / Art Direction / Photography & Cinematography

Lead Digital Product Designer // TBWA Worldwide

ADVERTISING AGENCY | Tallahassee, FL & Worldwide

I deliver all of our digital experiences, whether it be a website, web application, or mobile app. In addition to daily design challenges, I aid in UX Research and development of prototypes for the digital products we create.

SKILLS Product Design / Brand Design / Print Design / Web Design / Web Development (Front-End) / Art Direction / Photography & Cinematography

Creative Director // Onyx Creative Group

CREATIVE FIRM | Tallahassee, FL

Crafting beautiful, modular brands & intuitive web interfaces, my roles at Onyx vary from day to day. In designing identities and brands, drawing vector assets for tv commercials, and crafting pixel-perfect gridded web layouts, I am involved with every project that we take on. By managing our design team and communicating with other leads and our project coordinator, I ensure the beauty and timely delivery of all visual products that Onyx produces.

SKILLS Brand Design / Print Design / Web Design / Web Development (Front-End) / Creative Direction / Photography & Cinematography / Digital Fabricating & Printmaking

Graphic Designer // FSU Creative Services

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | Tallahassee, FL

At Florida State Creative Services I was charged with creating and concepting branding elements to complement a new brand direction and give more colleges in the university more options to more easily be brand compliant and have their own fresh appeal.

SKILLS Brand Design / Print Design / Photography

Lead Developer & Designer // Netphiles Inc.

WEB FIRM | Tallahassee, FL

At Nephiles I designed brands and their website counterparts. All sites produced were responsive, content managed sites using wordpress, joomla, and drupal.

SKILLS Brand Design / Print Design / Web Design & Development / Photography

Special Projects // FSU Fabrication Lab (FabLab)

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | Tallahassee, FL

At the FabLab I oversaw the operation of digital fabrication equipment at the maker space. I helped students to use laser cutters, 3D-printers, and a ceramic station for physical computing ventures.

SKILLS Digital Fabricating & Printmaking

Lab Monitor // Design Lab & Studio

NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE | NICEVILLE, FL

Oversaw use and maintenance of a Mac Pro lab and photo studio. Helped students with commercial photography projects and studio setup.

SKILLS Photography & Cinematography / Print Design

Education

BFA Studio Art // Design & Digital Media Focus

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | Tallahassee, FL

Classically trained as a designer, at Florida State I utilized a personal studio, labs, and production facilities to hone my artistic skills and experiment with all types of making.

SKILLS Brand Design / Illustration / Print Design / Web Design / Web Development / Foundry & Moldmaking / Photography & Cinematography / Digital Fabrication / Printmaking / 3D Design

Student // Northwest Florida State College

NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE | NICEVILLE, FL

At Northwest Florida State College, I received my first taste of visual design, and honed my design program proficiency, photography, and illustration skills to prepare me for Florida State.

SKILLS Brand Design / Print Design / Photography

Released Products

Construction Papers

EDUCATION & DESIGN

Digital and Print Design Guides on small topics that focus on craft & efficiency. More importantly, an education platform for designers that was created by me to bring self-education into more accessible and analog formats. In it’s first ten days of operation, Construction Papers was featured on Product Hunt Books (11 minutes after submission) and designer news, and gained global attention.

INVOLVEMENT Product Design, Development, Implementation, Marketing, & Logistics

Altruist App

CHARITY & FUNDRAISING

An application that makes it easier to donate money to charities. Users can make flat donations or round up purchase differences to donate.

INVOLVEMENT Product Design

Giemtori App

COMMUNICATION & CULTURE

A chat application that allows users to communicate across language barriers by sending messages entirely made of emojis.

INVOLVEMENT Product Design, Marketing, & Testing

CV

EMAIL

jfw11b@gmail.com