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I DESIGN.

I'm Chris Jacobs, a designer and Creative Director currently living and working in Shanghai, China. My work experience spans many disciplines from user interface design and packaging to industrial design and futurist architecture.

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AT&T | Art Center
I DESIGN.

I'm Chris Jacobs, a designer and Creative Director currently living and working in Shanghai, China. My work experience spans many disciplines from user interface design and packaging to industrial design and futurist architecture.

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CHRIS JACOBS
CHRIS JACOBS
DESIGNER  / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

I lead User Experience and Visual Design at Telenav (Asia). I am responsible for cultivating a team of talented designers, researchers, innovators and user experience experts in order to create a center of User Experience Design excellence in car navigation. Linkedin profile.

Prior to Telenav, I was with AT&T's Digital Innovation Lab in Los Angeles where lead a group of talented UX/UI designers where we created ground-breaking products destined for the AT&T and DIRECTV roadmap.

Bonus! Industrial Design & Architecture microsite.

CHRIS JACOBS
DESIGNER  / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Having worked throughout Asia and the U.S., I have cultivated a strong design foundation with broad demonstrated expertise in visual design and typography. Initially schooled in traditional Architecture and professionally employed in the field for 4 years, I went on to earn a BFA from Art Center Collage of Design in Pasadena and have since immersed myself in the Interactive arena for over 20 years.

EAGLE ROCK
WHERE I LIVE NOW

Eagle Rock is named after a large rock outcropping, resembling an eagle with its wings outstretched. The land was part of the Rancho San Rafael under Spanish and Mexican governorship. It was divided into parcels in 1870. It became a city in 1911 and joined Los Angeles in 1923. I've lived in Eagle Rock for close to 10 years.

WHERE I'VE LIVED & WORKED.
AROUND TOWN, AROUND THE WORLD
SHANGHAI
currently @ TELENAV, INC
LOS ANGELES
AT&T/DIRECTV • United Future • Wongdoody • Rare Medium • Evit_Caretni Interactive +
SAN FRANCISCO
TIME WARNER • ICONIC INTERACTIVE • SAP • AOL • telenav
HONG KONG
Lemon Asia
SINGAPORE
lemon asia • equus design
MUMBAI
evit_caretni interactive
WHO I'VEWORKEDWITH
SO MANY WONDERFUL CLIENTS
...and other boutique clients...
WHAT I LOVE TO DO
RANDOM SKILLS & HOBBIES
  • STUDENT RATING HELICOPTER PILOT
    I learned how to fly helicopters (specifically, a Hughes 300c) when I was 18. My goal was to become a pilot for the LAPD. I chose to take design risks instead.
  • I DESIGNED THE FIRST PUBLISHED MODERN VERTICAL FARM
    In 2007, my work was published in New York Magazine as a center spread. Shown here is a concept of what could be inside.
  • MADE ARCADE HISTORY
    I turned over a classic Defender arcade machine hitting 1,000,000+ points. I believe it's the hardest arcade game ever made. I love it.
  • I'M A COLLECTOR OF SORTS
    I have an extensive collection of vintage computers. This picture of a classic ADM-3a on wikipedia is my very own. It's mint in color (and condition).
WHAT I USE TO MAKE STUFF.
WHAT GETS THE JOB DONE RIGHT - IS THE RIGHT TOOL
DESIGN
Sketch
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
After Effects
Pagelayers
PROTOTYPING
Axure 8
Sketch Pro
Principle
Invision
Flinto
Keynote
DEVELOPMENT
Webflow
Espresso
Pinegrow
Xcode
Sublime Text
MAMP
VISUALIZATION
Rhino 3D
Maxwell