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Jacob is a Melbourne based theatre designer and practitioner. He has completed a Bachelor of Production at the VCA. Some of his design credits include, Rust and Bone (Set and Costumes) – La Mama; True West (Set and Costumes) – Matchstick; You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Set) and Bad Jews (Set) – Vass Theatre Group; Songs for a New World (Set and Costumes) – Blue Saint; MEMBER (Set and Costumes) – Fairly Lucid; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune (Set) – Collette Mann/45DS; The Lonely Wolf (Set) – Dirty Pretty Theatre/MTC Neon; Therese Raquin (Set) – Dirty Pretty Theatre; Avenue Q – The Musical (Set and Costumes) – Trifle Theatre; Carrie The Musical (Set and Costumes)– Ghost Light; Love, Love, Love (Set), Jumpers for Goalposts (Set and Costumes), Belleville (Set and Costumes) and Out Of The Water (Set)  – Red Stitch.

Jacob was a recipient of a Besen Family Scholarship at the Malthouse in 2016 working with Marg Horwell on Edward II. Jacob is also a recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart Grant.

Jacob has worked in a variety of positions with some of the countries leading performing arts companies, including MTC, The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and The Production Company.