Hi, I'm Jacob

The TL;DR Version

I’m a creative director, designer, writer, director, improviser and visual storyteller. I have years of experience in soup-to-nuts content creation helping brands tell their stories quickly, visually, and socially.

I like to make stuff.

The “Light Reading Material” Version

For about a decade, I split my time between writing/directing comedy and doing graphic design, marketing, and branding. I helped make some of the first sketches featuring a brand for Funny or Die before the term “Branded Video” was a thing. Thankfully, now that it is, I’ve put aside my double life and made a career of combining experience speaking to brands and audiences.

In 2012 I started Ogmog, a boutique creative agency named by Communication Arts as one of “the country’s leading virtual creative agencies.” In early 2015, I was brought in to help BuzzFeed’s branded video department get off the ground as a lead creative producer.

At BuzzFeed, I led a team making some of the first video ads to ever run on Snapchat. I also creative directed campaigns for brands like Amazon, Google, Comcast, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Denny’s, Honda, and many others. You can check out a partial list on the clients page. BuzzFeed’s data-driven, test and learn approach has given me first-hand knowledge of how to speak directly to audiences to ensure videos “go viral.”

When I’m not creative directing, I perform improv comedy at UCB with Bangarang!, co-host the Before You Were Funny podcast, go for hikes, build things out of LEGO, and hang out with my fiance and cats.

Awards & Honors

Digiday Content Marketing Award: Finalist, Best Branding Consumer Campaign
CableFax Digital Awards: Winner, Best Content Marketing Campaign
ACUI Steal This Idea Awards: 1st Place
Adobe Design Achievement Awards: Semi-finalist


iam8bit Gallery
Command-Z Exhibition, Torrance Art Museum
Phantom Gallery
Fisher Gallery
Lindhurst Gallery