I'm Jacob Estep

(any pronouns are fine)

Who am I?

I'm a queer, autistic Appalachian now living with my partner (Fab) and my dog (Meebo) in the Seattle area. Until moving here for grad school, I'd lived across rural and small town West Virginia. I love to paint, play video games, and make concept tech designs.

I really love learning new things! I'm constantly learning more about programming, design, politics, and philosophy, with podcasts being my favorite medium. I have a special interest in social and economic justice (I just barely missed graduating with a minor in Gender Studies).

My brain particularly likes to wrap itself around systems! I'm fascinated by operating systems, design systems, product ecosystems, information systems, social systems. Breaking down problems into sets of actors and processes to create repeatable and scalable solutions is my specialty.