About Me

July 2nd, 2014

Hello, my name is Jacob DeBenedetto and I love technology. I am a Software Dev within multiple forms of media including Web Design, Desktop Applications, Mobile Apps and 2D Game Development. Preferred software languages include Java, C#, and JavaScript (strictly for HTML5 and CSS3)

Hobbies

Appart from my professional interests, I enjoy working out, mountain biking, rockwall climbing, playing video games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Add me) and hanging out with friends.

Contact Me

EXPLR

April 13th, 2014

For a 36-Hour programming competition by LAHacks, I designed and programmed the front-end side of a web-app with a group of 4 people. This app is like a scavenger hunt, but for trails or any other adventure you want to create. Compete with friends by creating and EXPLR'ing new trails!

BCTC Design Concepts

May 25th, 2014

Here are a few designs I constructed for the BCTC website. These mock-ups were created in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Biblical Counseling Teaching Center's mission is to encourage, acknowledge, and standardize counseling done by Christian pastors and the laity who are committed to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as the only authoritative rule of faith and practice.

Max Robotics Magazine Article

May 3th, 2013

Java magazines have always been a bit boring to read through. To spice things up, I decided to add my own touch to this article by including friendlier characters.

Ignite Your Dreams Branding

March 6th, 2014

Ignite Your Dreams is a forthcoming 501(c)3 public charity in sports, performing arts & music for children ages 5-18. IYD connects the athletics, music and performing arts to the non-profit sector, and has a focus to keeping children in their communities active, away from negative pressure and learning life skills through these types of disciplines.

BearSpark Web Designs

February 28th, 2014

What is BearSpark? It's a team of developers dedicated to creating apps that reduce stress and wasted time in group situations so that you can spend more time enjoying life.

I am currently the lead designer for this start-up web team. Check out our current app in development from this website labeled "SMS Web App"

Formed by a tenacious group of students, bound together by the experience of surviving StartUpWeekend and with a singular goal to change the world of app development.

3D Printed Stamps

April 17th, 2014

For this project, I worked with my friend Dominick Washburn to create 3D printed stamps. We used Cinema 4d to produce 3D models that are then sent to a machine called the MakerBot. The stamps were a huge success and a great learning experience.

Boxel

January 6th, 2013

I programmed and designed my own architecture for Boxel using the Java Android API. This game has more than 1,000,000 downloads and continues to rise. The rules are simple, tap the screen to jump and get your box character to the end!

SMS Web App

March 23th, 2014

SaveMySchedule (SMS), is an application designed to help users easily form, schedule, and plan group meetings. I designed the front-end features of this application using simple libraries such as Twitter Bootstrap.

2013 Flagstaff Bike To Work Week

May 19th, 2013

For the 2013 Flagstaff Bike To Work Week event, my design won the most popular vote for use. This poster was planted all over town to inform everyone to bike to work instead of driving to help the eco-system (and your wallet!)

Playment Logos

June 14th, 2014

Here are some of the branding images for the Playment software being developed by Chad Dulake. He asked me to whip up some logos and these were birthed shortly-there-after. Lets see where it goes!

Project Apple

December 15th, 2013

Project Apple is a hand-drawn animation I made during my Senior year of College. Multiple hours of sketching, story-boarding, and concept planning went into the final product of Project Apple... ENJOY!

Gamer's United

November 1st, 2012

For this project, I was given an imaginary event to construct and design for. I utilized the Russian Constructivism design approach to get my point across by using bold text and abstract shapes.

Lego Rockwell

August 1st, 2013

Rockwell is a well known typeface used to shape business esthetics for companies such as Jimmy John's. I used LEGOs for this project to capture the form of Rockwell.

NAU eSports Logo & Shirt Design

May 3th, 2013

Our ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) club offers many opportunities to grow intellectually and as a community. Our sister-club 'NAU eSports' was designed to unite our members through the means of local video game meetings. I was asked to design and print merchandise for club members.

NAU Soccer Logo

December 15th, 2013

I designed this logo for the NAU Intramural Soccer Team.