Jesse was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in Northern Virginia before moving to Houston, TX in 1995. His artistic talent led to an interest in music. He began playing drums at the age of twelve, followed by guitar at fourteen. By fifteen he was in his first band and continues to play music to this day.
In 2009, Jesse completed a certification program at MediaTech Institute in Houston, TX for Audio Engineering. He moved to Austin and spent the next nine years working as a freelance sound engineer.
In 2015, his interest in technology led him to seek out a program that would teach him the fundamentals of design and coding in a mobile-first, user-first world. In 2016 he enrolled in the User Interface Design program at The Iron Yard in Austin, TX (a fully immersive “boot camp”). He completed the certification in 2017 and was immediately hired as a designer for a small agency in Austin. He spent the following year learning the WordPress CMS and honing his Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Jesse enjoyed using his knowledge of HTML5/CSS3 to edit and customize WordPress themes to client’s preferences and needs.
In February of 2018 he moved back to Houston to work as the UX/UI Designer at Internet LAVA. His goal is to utilize his artistic abilities and technical knowledge to create elegant yet simple user journeys that help bring together attorneys and their prospective clients.
Jesse spends his spare time writing and recording music, and reading Batman.