Hey, I'm Jacob.

I'm a designer, podcaster and writer based out of Baton Rouge, La and I'm furiously passionate about making this city a better place.

 

Here's what I'm up to:

Designing beautiful user experiences as the Director of Digital Strategy at MESH.
Chatting with the coolest people in Baton Rouge as the host of The altBR Podcast.
Dreaming up our next Jolibois Family Christmas Picture with my family.
Writing blog posts on simplicity and creativity.
On a mission to read 40 books this year. Progress: 29/40
Serving on the board of a local Charter School.

 
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I'm the co-founder and host of The altBR Podcast. Even a lot of locals are unaware of hidden gems that make Baton Rouge special.
So we tell the stories of the people in the trenches, making this city a better place, to unveil a city that makes you proud to call it home.

 

Changing a City One Mural at a Time

Casey Phillips, Founder of the BR Walls Project

Currently, Casey serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit, public art organization The BR Walls Project which he began in 2011. By injecting momentum into the Baton Rouge creative community The Walls Project has rallied artists, activists, and entrepreneurs to participate in public arts projects across the city.

Through his “Entrepreneurial Activism” approach, Casey enables highly motivated individuals and organizations to be catalysts for cultural and social change in their communities. As a proponent of the principles of creative placemaking and smart growth Casey utilizes his 15+ years of branding and community organization experience to help transform the social and physical landscape of the new urban South through the arts.


Dissecting the Success of a 26 Year Old CEO

Kenny Nguyen, CEO of ThreeSixtyEight

Kenny Nguyen is the CEO/cofounder of ThreeSixtyEight, a digital experience agency that challenges brands all over the world to embrace their creative confidence.

Prior to ThreeSixtyEight, he founded Big Fish Presentations, a company whose mantra is “turning presentations into experiences.” Kenny and his entrepreneurial tips been featured on TEDx, Hubspot Inbound Conference, General Assembly, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo, Business Insider, Mashable, Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. He was named the 2012 CEO Student Entrepreneur of the Year by Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO).


On Building a Global Community of Creatives

David Jones II, Co-Founder of Pioneer Collective

David is the co-founder of Pioneer Collective - half of which is a media marketing & business agency, and the other half is an international creative and entrepreneurial community for millennials, WePioneer.tv.

He's also the lead singer and frontman of Honeyvibe, an indie soul rock band from Baton Rouge, LA, and the founder and president of Honeyvibe Records, an independent music label that manages & represents their band, while also creating experiences and opportunities for other independent musicians worldwide to further their art, passions and goals in a meaningful way.


A Guide to Making Your City Feel Like Your Home

Lluvia Peveto, Director of Community Partnerships and Strategic Marketing at The Emerge Center

Lluvia came to us from Texas where she grew up with her heart set on journalism. And while she initially saw herself as a leader, she’s now a self-proclaimed supporter and as such has been connecting people across her vast network in Baton Rouge through her roles with BRAC, Emerge Center and others.

 
 

An eBook to help you declutter, reprioritize and take action in your life. Each section is full of stories, quotes, tips and challenges that you can do alone or as a group.

Part I — Declutter

  • Lower your expenses
  • Free up your schedule
  • Attack debt
  • Get rid of excess

Part II — Reprioritize

  • Direction
  • Road-mapping
  • Repurpose

Part III — Take Action

  • Give
  • Collect experiences
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The home is a mission field far more powerful than you might have imagined with the potential to impact tens of thousands for the Kingdom of God. It's not a trick. It's math.

Running a bit counter-culture, ARROWS crafts a new approach to Christian living through a compelling framework of idea sharing, exponential influence and guerrilla warfare (yep, you read that right).

Chapter 1 — Our Obligation to the Gospel

Chapter 2 — The Truth About Missions

Chapter 3 — 10,000 Souls

Chapter 4 — Reclaim the Home

Chapter 5 — An Introduction to Mission Mindedness

Chapter 6 — A Missional Lifestyle

Chapter 7 — The Conclusion of the Matter