WELCOME. MY NAME IS JAKE, AND MY LIFE'S WORK IS TELLING STORIES.
I'm a designer for Gannett's Des Moines, Iowa-based Design Studio, working from my home in Austin, Texas. I primarily work on sports sections for The (Nashville) Tennessean and other properties — putting my spin on their daily and special sections with the help of photo illustration, graphics and statistics.
I graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in journalism from Iowa State University, but far more valuable than the degree was the four years I devoted to the Iowa State Daily, the campus' award-winning, student-run news organization. In that time, I covered four different NCAA teams and acted as Sports Editor and Managing Editor prior to ultimately serving as the Editor in Chief. You can find out more about my experience on my resume, located here.
I'm a shameessly proud puppy parent, a baseball lover and a wannabe master wordsmith. Those who know me have described me as "wonderfully wordsy."
To the left, you'll find links to examples of my work. Want to work together? Want to learn some more about me? Shoot me an email, find me on Twitter or Facebook, or head to the contact page here.