📍 Merion Station, PA

✌️ Dad, Husband, product designer, founder at Designer Hangout, essentialist, side project junkie, creating good habits, and doing my best!

Currently: Product Designer at Clarivate Analytics

Leading design, research, and multiple projects. Unlocking value for scientific researchers.

Key Expertise


⛩ Meditation

💪 Exercise

₿ Bitcoin evangelist

🛹 Long boarding

🥾 Hiking

📚 Reading


As a product designer, Jacob helps systems make sense to the people who use them. Difficult problems and the collaborative design process fuel his drive to improve people’s lives through human-centered design.

Previously, Jacob helped large enterprises differentiate themselves from their competition. He’s worked clients such as Chipotle, ADP, The NY Philharmonic, Koch Industries, HNI (NYSE: HNI) and the Brooklyn Nets.

He’s shipped Chipotle’s Mobile Ordering App (customize your meal, pay, and skip the line), and the Brooklyn Nets Analytics dashboards to monitor player performance and health data to help them win more games, prevent injuries, and alert staff of potential health issues.

Outside of work, Jacob runs the world’s largest real-time UX design community: Designer Hangout. He especially enjoys helping aspiring designers break into the field and hosting live interviews with design influencers. Designer Hangout’s clients include Adobe and InVision.

When he’s not writing in third person, he enjoys long-boarding and reading. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Arney and daughter Layna.


My drive to understand people and improve their lives fuels my passion as a product designer and researcher. I enjoy difficult problems, the collaborative design process and working on teams that do great work.


I am someone who understands how to lead, inspire, and listen to build cohesive and collaborative communities with a shared mission. I am the founder of Designer Hangout, a global, invite-only UX community of over 15,000 UX designers and researchers.