Don has curated a skill set from experiences ranging from Apple support to food manufacturing to software development, among others. It is with this diversity that he has been able to use creative parallels in problem-solving while uniquely understanding and anticipating clients’ needs and asking questions to uncover potential opportunities. This is why Matchbox Design Group hired Done as a Development Support Lead
Learn more about Don Jacobsmeyer – Development Support Lead
Describe yourself in three words.
Ron Swanson wannabe
Where did you grow up?
What do you do at Matchbox Design Group?
A little bit of everything. Development, client support, project planning, Longer term planning.
What do you like most about working here?
I love that I can relate to everyone else at matchbox in some meaningful way.
What did you do before working at Matchbox Design Group?
Most recently, web developer for another company on a different tech stack.
What do you do in your spare time?
I read/research about how the world has worked in the past, so I can compare it to how things work now. From land use and utility/infrastructure to philosophy and life goals; I especially look out for people who have done this better than I can currently and have applied their knowledge set to something valuable and meaningful.
Favorite St. Louis activity/restaurant/spot?
Best BBQ: Salt + Smoke
Best Spot: 3-way tie:
BB’s Jazz, Blues, & Soups,
Broadway Oyster Bar,
Beale On Broadway
A little more about Don
Digital/design/dev trend you are most excited about in 2017?
Dexcom’s Continuous Glucose Monitor API being opened up to allow other hardware vendors to capture, log, and report on the impact glucose plays in every human’s life. Or maybe the second wave of Node.JS popularity now that developers are seeing the power of TypeScript. Or maybe still the long-term power and reach that blockchain technology will have in decentralizing pillars of our society which only slow down or obfuscate things in our daily lives.
Special talent you have?
Making a short story long.
Famous person you’ve met?
Geoff Courtnall? Tab Benoit?
What’s something awesome about you that no one else knows?
I experience a condition called Synesthesia which I perceive abstract concepts as collections or patterns of colors and feelings. It makes music wonderful, but reading text is miserable. I don’t even bother with restaurant menus.