Jacob Austin


Chicago, IL, USA
I am currently within SAIC's visual communication design department as an undergraduate and am working towards achieving my BFA in visual communication design. SAIC has given me the opportunity to enhance my knowledge of design while giving me the tools and challenges to push my ideas beyond what was original conceived.

My goal is to have a career where I am constantly able to grow in all areas of advertising and marketing, while utilizing cross-platform design wherever possible. Most importantly, I want to use design to change the way people view the world and the things within it.

- Graphic Design (layout, logos, print)
- Brand Development
- Motion Design

Work Experience

Crisp! Mobile Grocery

Graphic Design Intern

Helping update the website, create web advertising and create consistent branding on Crisp! material.
February 2015 - Present Chicago, Illinois, United States

Property Consulting Group

Graphic Design Intern

Creating digital and out-of-home media advertising for Property Consulting Group’s
clients as well as creating printed materials for in-house projects. Helped PCG’s client Slim Jim create out-of-home tactics for display in minor league baseball stadiums utilizing the outer wall and foul pole.
November 2014 - January 2015 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Marquette University: Office Marketing And Communication

Creative Intern

Designed ad campaigns for internal and external types of promotion for Marquette University that targeted students and parents. I worked with the assistant creative director on different day-to-day internal promotions for Marquette University which included: Posters/Table Tents/Banners/Screen Savers/Brochures. I also helped develop brand oriented, university wide Powerpoint templates for both individual collegiate fields and individual college owned Axis TV stations.
May 2011 - May 2013 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Marquette University: Marquette Tribune


Working with the art director and the team of creatives, we designed and created advertising for local clients as well as creating in-house advertisements for the Marquette Tribune that would be used within the unsold ad space.
January 2010 - May 2010 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


Marquette University

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

I obtained a Bachelor's from Marquette with a major in advertising. As well as a graphic art minor through a dual program with Marquette University and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
July 2008 - May 2013 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago (SAIC)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

I am currently pursuing a BFA in visual communication design from SAIC in order to further push my creative abilities and to learn more information about the subject of graphic design.
September 2013 - Present Chicago, Illinois, United States


English (Native),


Advertising, After Effects, Illustrator, Public Relations, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Muse, Creative Strategy, Creative Writing, Customer Service, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Indesign, Logo Design, Mac, Marketing, Microsoft Office, Personal Branding, Photoshop, Problem Solving, Public Speaking, Social Media,