Jacob Johnson

San Francisco, California, US

Artist and Creative Product Designer
Jacob's Skills
Marketing
Product Management
Design
Business Development
Sales
Finance
Operations
Technical
Management
User Experience
Strategy
Fundraising
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Jacob

My background is in 3D games, and I've published Children's books and Interactive Books for the iPad. I'm a creative thinker and I'm driven by my passion for creating new things. I've taken a key role at bringing a company from concept, through MVP, validation and Acquisition. Still hungry for my next big creative project, I'm diving into the Entrepreneurial world to work on building something truly entertaining for kids.

Work Experience

Creative Director, Artist, Writer, Vis. Dev.

The Bedsby Tales Team

July 2014 - December 2016

Lead Artist/Designer

Layout Technologies

January 2015 - May 2016

Built VR projects for Facebook TechStart education program. Led the visual development of online course assets for top universities around the world. Assisted in technical evaluation of university course work for learning VR, and developing webVR experiences.

Lead Artist

Pluto Media

January 2012 - July 2014

Acquired in Q3 of 2014 by Age of Learning Inc. I led the visual development and design of two iOS games reaching top 100 in educational and games category. Developed prototypes using Gamesalad scripting and Unreal Engine 4. Managed a small art team in asset creation and character/world development.

Education

The Art Institute of Phoenix

Bachelor of Arts - Game Art and Design

2002 - 2006

Accelerator/Incubator

Co.Lab

2014