Jacob Alan

Freelance Commercial Photographer & Digital Artist

Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
I believe that constant and varied exposure is paramount to leading an informed, curious, and productive life—both in work and in my everyday existence. I ardently value every experience, and allow each to inform me in my future endeavors. Communication and an honest attentiveness to each voice are paramount to my passion for continued education and positive experiences for all parties involved.



Herron School of Art & Design at IUPUI • 08.2007 - 12.2011
Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a graduating GPA of 3.7. Majored in Photography with additional courses in Graphic Design, Typography, Furniture Design & Fabrication, and Screen Printing.


Barista at Dazbog Coffee Company, Denver Colorado • 01.2013 - 08.2013
Prepare espresso drinks, coffee, and tea to the guest’s specifications and company standards. Foster and maintain positive customer relationships. Attentiveness to patterns in business traffic, helping to reduce waste and maximize product availability.

Retail Consultant + Key holder at Aesop, New York City • 08.2012 - 11.2012
Provided thorough consultations to clients on personalized skincare regimes based on various factors. Assisted with visual merchandising for current and newly opened stores. Organized product with attention to visual relationships and how guests move through the boutique. Calmed busy New York City clients with a warm towel and a cup of tea.

Server at Aesop’s Tables, Mediterranean Restaurant, Indianapolis Indiana • 06.2008 - 07.2012
Worked with a small team to provide casual lunch service, and more formal dinner service. Maintained and developed positive long-term customer relationships. Knowledgeable of the ingredients and preparation of menu items, along with beverage pairings. Prepared espresso drinks, coffee, and select salads & appetizers to order. Refined the art of running around in circles without breaking a sweat.

Adjunct Professor of Photography at IUPUI, Indianapolis Indiana • 01.2012 - 05.2012
Designed a Digital Photography course based on photography department and university standards. Worked closely with students from varied levels of understanding to expand knowledge of photography and the creative process. Provided technical workshops in Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign, color correction, and printing. Facilitated group discussions and individual conferences to resolve technical and conceptual issues.

Studio Assistant/Intern for Linda Adele Goodine, photographer, Indianapolis Indiana • 08.2011 - 12.2011
Worked closely with a professional photographer to archive and process digital files to be printed and framed for various exhibitions. Digitized film, organized and monitored the condition of prints. Worked with professional printers on behalf of Ms. Goodine to ensure that prints were made to standard. Found many needles in many haystacks—and organized them.

Photography Assistant for Eclipse Realty, Indianapolis Indiana • 06.2010 - 12.2010
Worked with minimal instruction to thoroughly document commercial properties and the surrounding areas. Coordinated with superiors and property owners to meet strict deadlines on short notice. Slowed time to complete 2 days of work and traveling in 8 hours.


Film and Digital SLR cameras
Studio Lighting for Photography
Adobe CS6 - Bridge, InDesign, Acrobat Pro X, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver
Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Powerpoint