Recommendations

What other professionals have said about me
Jacob and I worked together at Inkling for several years and in different capacities/teams. Within a short amount of time I quickly realized how talented Jacob is! His eye for design aligned with technical skills put him into a rare category. We pride ourselves at inkling to be "user friendly" and Jacob embodied that, helping all customers feel like they already knew how to use our product based on the design; whether in a template or within the actual UX, which he did both excellently in his many roles!
Blake Hedlund
Blake Hedlund
Director of Sales Enablement at Inkling
Blake was senior to Jacob but didn’t manage Jacob directly.
June 14, 2024
I've worked with Jacob the past five years, first during his tenure as a front-end designer and then the last couple years as he made the jump to full-time UX Designer. We closely collaborated on several features that had been long standing customers pain points, including improving the web to printed experience for complex content. Jacob's thorough customer-centered research approach with a deep technical understanding of the complexities of web-based content allowed him to design an iterative solution that was quick to implement for the engineering team and provide customer value rapidly. Throughout the process, he also worked closely with the customers to make changes to their designs that improved their content to match their web and print needs. His partnership with product and engineering was consistently fueled by a deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of web-based applications. Collaborating with Jacob was a pleasure as he approached all challenges with an open-mind and a desire to find the best solutions given the limitations of time and technology.
Erik Curtis
Erik Curtis
Director of Engineering at Inkling
Erik worked with Jacob on the same team.
June 14, 2024
I had the privilege of being trained by Jacob when I first joined Inkling. He prepared me for the front-end designer role, and his extensive knowledge and ability to succinctly explain complex processes helped me get up to speed quickly. Jacob was incredibly patient, mentoring me on our products, letting me shadow him during customer implementations, and always making time to answer my questions. Jacob is also an ideal collaborator who communicates proactively, crafts innovative solutions, and jumps in to help in any way he can. He demonstrated these same skills as a UX designer on the product team, leading feature improvements and advocating for design systems. Jacob is not only a great leader, but also a wonderful person who handles challenges with a calm, composed, and open mentality—a testament to his resilience and adaptability. He would be a stellar addition to any team.
Ted Boyer
Ted Boyer
Senior Front-End Designer at Inkling
Jacob was senior to Ted but didn’t manager Ted directly.
June 11, 2024
I first had the good fortune of meeting Jacob when we worked together when I was leading Implementations at Inkling. These were long and complicated professional services engagements (often totaling up to 300 hours) and involved a team which included trainers, content strategists, integration engineers, and front end designers. As the Senior Front End Designer on the team, Jacob was an invaluable and rock solid partner as we rolled out the Inkling solution to scores of clients in varying industries, including major brands such as Arby's, Little Caesars Pizza, Tumi, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Taco Bell, Benefit Cosmetics, Bristol Myers Squibb, Orangetheory Fitness and many many others. Aside from being a top-notch designer, Jacob also was a leader in our organization in his own right - helping to continually improve our overall Implementation processes and putting the frameworks in place that subsequent front-end designers continue to use to this day. On a personal note, Jacob was also the person who introduced me to the Asana work management platform, as he was experimenting with it one day at the office and convinced me that it was worth a look to manage our team's work. Since then I've been an Asana customer, Asana employee, and now I run my own Asana Services Parter consulting group, so I owe him a debt of gratitude for gently nudging this one time Implementation Manager to actually use a tool to manage implementations! This is the energy that Jacob brings to a workplace - one of collaboration and co-creation that results in whole teams getting better at what they do.
Ethan Levitt
Ethan Levitt
Senior Implementation Manager at Inkling
Ethan worked with Jacob on the same team.
June 11, 2024
When it comes to web design and development, Jacob is a top notch performer. He understands branding and improving a clients product better than anyone I know. His ability to pay attention to details could possibly be a superpower so I totally recommend him.
Moe Himed
Moe Himed
Lead Developer at OptiRev
Moe worked with Jacob on the same team.
January 11, 2020
Jacob is a problem solver. He is well organized, reliable, efficient, and collaborative with an excellent command of web technologies. My highest recommendation.
Heidi Dunkelgod
Heidi Dunkelgod
Lecturer at San Francisco State University
Heidi was Jacob’s mentor.
May 21, 2019
Jacob is one of those outstanding students who have figured out how to combine creativity and invention with work ethic and empathy. He is a fabulous team player who can easily be either leader or member. He is so mature, he is able to put his ego aside in order to get the work done very, very well. His ideas are terrific and he has the (somewhat elusive) ability to realize those ideas efficiently and with grace. He has very high technical skills combined with excellent design skills. And, he is a joy to work with. As far as I'm concerned, he is the unicorn everyone is looking for. He's a terrific addition to any team, and I hope I have the opportunity to work with him again soon.
Mari Hulick
Mari Hulick
Director of the School of Design San Francisco State University
Mari was Jacob’s mentor.
November 10, 2018
Jacob is very detail oriented and focused. He has an innate ability to manage projects and employees in a kind and thoughtful manner. He communicates thoroughly and respectfully. I highly recommend him in any type of position, especially one in management.
Sara Ysunza
Sara Ysunza
Senior Director of Digital Marketing at OptiRev
Sara was senior to Jacob but didn’t manage Jacob directly.
August 12, 2016
If I were the looking for top talent for a digital media company Jacob McAdam would be the first call I would make. I had the pleasure of working with Jacob for almost two years at PBHS.com, collaborating on several projects for our clients. Working with Jacob is a breath of fresh air because it's so rare to find a young adult who is extremely detailed oriented, responsible, consistent, and takes initiative to go the extra mile on every project. Jacob's ability to manage multiple challenging projects with incredible patience and execution is impressive to say the least. As a lead Web Developer on our team, Jacob is the kind of employee you can trust with multiple projects and expect flawless execution. Jacob completes ninety-five percent of his projects on time or ahead of schedule. Jacob is also one of the bright spots on our team because he is pleasant to work with and never complains about anything. One of his strengths is his ability to collaborative in a mature manner on challenging projects. He gets his point across in a pleasant non-argumentative way. Jacob is an outstanding employee and would immediately add value to any company. His web development, graphic design, project management, and time management skills make him standout in any crowded list of potential hires. In addition, Jacob is team player, a joy to work with and, has great integrity.
Milt Hodges
Milt Hodges
Director of SEO Strategy & Analytics at PBHS Inc.
Milt was senior to Jacob but didn’t manage Jacob directly.
June 8, 2015
Attentive and helpful! My website works well, thanks to Jacob.
Jane Brenner
Jane Brenner
Owner at Jane Brenner Calligraphy and Design
Jane was Jacob’s client.
October 22, 2013
Jacob willingly took on any project I threw at him. He produced quality, creative design work for several clients. He was especially good at translating client ideas to visual communication. I knew I could count on him to meet deadlines. He is fun to be around and makes his bosses look good.
Derek Wilcox
Derek Wilcox
Manager to Jacob at BYU I-Comm Student Media
Derek managed Jacob directly.
August 28, 2010