I'm Jacob deHahn, a bowtie-wearing designer obsessed with making the world a more accessible place.
PROFESSIONAL + PERSONAL categories of who I am!
I am proud of all the things I've accomplished and what I will continue to do within my field.
a Syracuse University alum, I graduated with a Bachelor's in Industrial and Interaction Design (B.I.D.) degree in May 2019; a five year program.
+ I had an internship at EarQ, a national hearing healthcare company, for the summer of 2017, writing research articles and making graphics for their members.
+ for a semester, I was a tutor for a design student with limited hand function, cleverly creating innovative ways for them to prototype and build.
+ for two summers, I co-taught an entrepreneurship summer college course to 30+ high school juniors and seniors. Lesson plans I orchestrated were on branding, product development and testing, marketing, and user research.
+ I worked at Kel & Partners, a Boston marketing agency, for a summer creating several top-performing social media graphics for clients like Cumberland Farms and UnReal Candy.
+ my biggest task of rebranding the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University Libraries was recognized by the international foundation as being one "all LaunchPad locations should aspire to look like."
I am more than just an accessibility obsessed designer! Here are some totally-true facts about me:
+ new england native
+ lover of tortellini pizza with ricotta cheese
+ loyal Gilmore Girls fan
+ born profoundly deaf
+ disability and accessibility advocate
+ bowtie aficionado (Bowtie Boulevard)
+ craft beer nerd
+ I watched all of Grey's Anatomy in < 2 months, I proudly know all the show track songs by heart
+ I studied abroad in Italy for 4 months and still can't speak Italian (but love pasta so much more!)
+ I have a hilarious, yet terrifying, story of traveling to three countries, three different languages, and using four modes of transit in 24 hours while completely Deaf due to my cochlear implant being broken. THIS IS MY NIGHTMARE.
+ I absolutely love spreading contagious laughter
Let's talk about anything.