Jacob Winkelman

Work Experience

Grab Analytics / Flightly, August 2013—Present

UI designer and front-end developer for Flightly. Assist team in planning features for a variety of web and mobile projects. Design interfaces that are intuitive, user-friendly, and accomplish clients' goals. Lead front-end implementation of designs and features for desktop and mobile using React, React Native, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and other languages.

Cyber2 Media, Web Design & Development, November 2010—October 2011

Primary designer and front-end developer for a variety of web properties including CashAdvance.com. Designed and developed sites using HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, and the Wordpress CMS. Optimized code and graphics to improve page speed. Architected, designed, and developed updates to existing properties including creation of areas that housed a large amount of content, such as the News, Blog, and Your Finances sections of CashAdvance.com.

Freelance, Web Design & Development, November 2007—Present

Work independently and collaboratively on a variety of web projects, specializing in sites for individuals and upstart companies. Code for web utilizing HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and Wordpress CMS.

Signature Creative, Art Director, November 2007—November 2009

Art Director at Signature Creative, a digital agency. Oversaw and worked directly on a variety of print and web design projects. Interacted with clients to discuss strategies and communicate design concepts. Created Flash animations and prepped website assets for dev teams. Worked with Project Management to manage and lead teams of designers and interns.

Pure Biz Solutions, Designer, April 2007—November 2007

In-house Designer at Pure Biz Solutions, a web design company. Lead a variety of projects, including interface design, web design, print ads, identity, and marketing collateral. Translated designs into websites and ads utilizing Flash and Actionscript.


Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design, 2004—2007

The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, Santa Monica, California

General Education, Liberal Arts Studies, 2002—2003

Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota


Best of Quarter at The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles:

Advanced Design: Information Design, Fall 2006
Typography 4: Publication Design, Spring 2006
Message Making, Spring 2006
Concept Design, Fall 2005
Fundamentals of Design, Fall 2004


Mac & PC Platforms
Javascript / JQuery
React / React Native
PHP / Wordpress
Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign

References available upon request.