Hi, I'm Jacob

(any pronouns)

Who am I?
I'm a queer, autistic, Appalachian now living in the Seattle area. That's a complicated intersection to be in, but it instilled in me a few important traits: attention to detail, clear communication, and a passion for accessibility across intersections.
Until grad school, I lived my whole life in rural West Virginia, far outside of the urban tech bubble. Both professionally and personally, I helped people understand the tech in their lives where assumed infrastructure was nonexistent, pushing intended use well beyond its limits. I carry with me a passion for bringing technology out of erudite, wealthy, metropolitan exclusivity.
Throughout high school and my CS undergrad, I've spent my free time designing concept tech brands and product families. I love product design, and my side projects have helped me become familiar with tools like Figma and Adobe XD, understand the connections between parts of a brand, and find my voice as a designer.
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