Creative from Omaha, Ne. with a passion for illustration, design, creative direction and strategy. I love learning new things and challenging myself. I frequently post things about my dog and synthesizers.

  • Associate Creative Director

    Phenomblue - Omaha, Ne

    May 2014 — Present

    Ideation of business strategy and the creative work needed to fulfill it, including, but not limited to, web design, branding, art direction and user experience design.

  • Web Developer

    Bozell - Omaha, Ne

    May 2012 — May 2014

    Development and maintenance of custom web applications and marketing solutions. Programming of systems utilizing all industry-standard languages and utilities.

  • Web Designer

    Envoy, Inc. - Omaha, Ne

    September 2010 — May 2012

    Web design and front-end development, primarily in Drupal.

Please email me at: jacobsen.brady@gmail.com

MBPatches.com

MBPatches.com started as a web application that I designed and developed to provide myself with an online repository of configurations for a synthesizer that I own (Arturia Microbrute). Other owners quickly caught wind of the site and it amassed thousands of views/uses within its first month. Arturia soon learned of its existence, contacted me, and asked me to create a sister site for their Arturia Minibrute. The two sites were combined, and the MBPatches.com as it is today, was born.

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Northeastern University

Northeastern University came to my company seeking help in admitting higher quality students through a new, more personalized website. To do this I created comprehensive documents for content strategy and user experience, which I then used to design and oversee development on a new Admissions website. In addition to that website, I concepted and art directed two animated introductory videos to be used on a variety of social media platforms.

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Killer Instinct

For its inaugural launch, Ultimate source (a USA-based toy designer/manufacturer) developed a line of figures for the video game Killer Instinct. I was responsible for creating a content strategy, user experience Document and visual design for an e-commerce site that was to satisfy both the desires of Ultimate Source and Microsoft. I also concepted, art directed and oversaw the production of an animatic that was used as an interactive piece within site.

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Kung Fu Panda

Working with the companies Dreamworks and Creata, I concepted, wireframed, designed and oversaw the development of a website that was used in a promotional sweepstakes held for the release of Kung Fu Panda 3. Users would submit a code they received from a fortune cookie, collected in select movie theaters, into a form on the website. They would then see an on-screen fortune cookie that opened to reveal whether they had won or not, which I also concepted, photographed and animated. In addition to the website, I created a logo that was used throughout all touchpoints of the promotion.

University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln was looking to change the way they marketed their College of Arts & Sciences by establishing a unified message. To do so, I spearheaded a team who's goal was to combine 28 websites consisting of more than 15,000 webpages into just 900. While working with this team I was responsible for developing a concept strategy for the University and designing a new website, considering both our new strategy and UNL's existing brand.

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Midwest Laboratories

Midwest Laboratories is a large Omaha–based soil, water and food testing company who has garnered some of the top lab talent and established a significant number of clientele. In order to keep Midwest Laboratories at the forefront of technology, I created a new content strategy, user experience and visual design resulting in a website that allows users to browse and submit tests, putting them vastly ahead of their competition. This website is currently waiting to launch. In addition to this online repository of tests, I concepted and art-directed a series of printable submittal forms for their clients who aren't yet ready to use an online submittal tool.

Noddle Companies

This Noddle Companies project started as a website refresh, but with my team's recommendation, turned into a brand overhaul. I art directed and helped create a new logo with a brand guideline document, which was then used on a website project where I was responsible for creating a user experience document and visual designs.

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Travel & Transport

Using current brand assets and Material Design guidelines, I wireframed and designed an Android app for Travel and Transport that they will share with their clients. The app will help clients stay informed of their travel plans and get updates on the go. The app is currently in development, with hopes to release soon.