What my colleagues say

Jacob's versatile abilities were a great help to our organization. In the long term, he developed brand strategy and insight that will keep us moving in the right direction for years to come. More immediately, he took our rough ideas for brand collateral and turned them into solid design, with flexible templates and enduring appeal.

— Eric Zimmer, Founder, The One You Feed Podcast

Jacob Roberts is a dedicated professional and someone who will seek opportunities for improvement, build consensus, and contribute to a solution before the problem he’s solving has taken root. Though his creative approach is strategic and informed, he isn’t committed to his ideas so much as he’s committed to the idea that works best.

— Heather Davis, Managing Director, Brand & Culture at MGAC

Jacob has been instrumental in helping me fine-tuning my social media skills. I turned to Jacob for ideas on how to get our message and issues more broadly in the public eye and as a member organization to our membership. He was able to take my general concepts all the way to a polished finished product. He also had helpful suggestions on different ways to implement an idea, providing me with a variety of alternatives and working with me to put a final product together.

— Marijke Visser, Associate Director, Office for Information Technology Policy

In my time working with Jacob at the American Library Association, I’ve been deeply impressed with him on both a personal and professional level. Jacob is a kind, compassionate and congenial colleague, who is always willing to lend a hand, no matter how busy he is managing the myriad of complex communications and digital design tasks that comprise his portfolio.

Jacob has a thorough understanding of coding, graphic design, social media and messaging. He is a lifeline for the office on all digital matters. His unique mix of interpersonal, technical, analytical and communications skills make him truly indispensable to his colleagues. Working with Jacob has been an honor and a true pleasure. He would be a valued asset to any office.

— Charles Wapner, Information Policy Analyst at American Library Association

Jacob brings a rare combination of visual design acumen, technical web expertise, attention to editorial detail, and command of social media platforms to support the communications and policymaking activities of the ALA Washington Office. I have worked with him on projects ranging from microsite development to managing national interactive videoconferences to designing 35-page reports to improving my social media interactions. In all cases, he has brought a user-based sensibility and strong visual perspective that have been essential to strengthening the power of our message and our advocacy.

— Larra Clark, Deputy Director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy

Jacob helped ALA’s message reach a new audience. His designs were engaging and vibrant, while communicating ALA’s message clearly. He helped ALA strategize to accomplish its goals.

— Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director of Washington Office of American Library Association

I have worked with Jacob the last 5 years. He has helped our office design a number of logos and infographics that have been well received by our members. Jacob enjoys trying out new things and uses his skills in creative ways. He always follows up on anything I have asked of him. He also trained me on social media applications with great patience.

— Carrie Russell, Director, Program on Public Access to Information at ALA, Office for Info Tech Policy

Jacob is a very hard worker and extremely creative. He was a great asset at my company and I’ve seen him develop even more skills over the years. For today’s multi platform world, Jacob’s diverse set of skills makes him the Swiss Army Knife of creative and strategy.

— Phillip DeVellis, Principal at Beacon Media

I worked with Jacob at Progressive Accountability where he was extremely helpful tracking down media clips for a variety of video projects that I oversaw. He went over and above expectations for the role, and his support was invaluable.

— Bradley Herring, Livestreaming Manager at We Act Radio