After my post ‘30 Fonts that all designers must know‘ making the front page of Digg I received many new subscribers so I thought it would be a good time to let people know a bit more about me (Jacob Cass) – things that aren’t on my about page.
Just to recap for those of you who don’t know, I am a 20 year old from Sydney, Australia who loves everything to do with design! I am currently studying Visual Communication (majoring in graphic design) at Newcastle University here in Australia and to pay the bills I freelance as a logo and graphic designer.
Now I will tell you some things that you wouldn’t have found on my about page or my personal photography post.
Passions & Friends
Obviously design is my passion however I do have a life outside of this life 🙂 I love travelling, going to the beach, music, rugby, clubbing and generally just hanging around with friends. Mid year I will be travelling to 14 countries over Western Europe which I can’t wait for!
I would have to say spending time with friends is something that I pay particular attention to. I have four main different groups of friends that I hang around with, that being school friends, university friends, sport friends and the friends that don’t fit into those groups so varying my life between these four groups of friends does keep me busy.
Below you can see my best mates (I am in the middle with the white and purple shirt on).
My iTunes library consists of over 50gb of music so I can say I do have a varied taste in music. But out of that 50gb of music about 20gb is dance music. I mainly listen to electro house dance music. If you want to hear a sample and watch an awesome video clip check out this video.
Some of my favourite artists are Jack Johnson, Muscles, The Presets and most artists that get onto Ministry of Sound compilations. Lets put it this way… I like most music.
I actually live in two places in my life due to my parents being separated (when I was 10 but they are still both great friends). I live in Newcastle as well as in Sydney varying my life between these two place (about 2 hours drive apart).
My life at the moment consists of balancing time between Newcastle and Sydney, keeping in touch with friends, university and working as a designer.
I wouldn’t really call it work as I love it so much but to pay the bills I freelance as a graphic designer as you would have picked up. If you haven’t already, you could check out my portfolio.
Below you can see where I work most of the time. Sorry about the poor quality of photos, they were just quick snapshots taken a short while back.
Something that not many people would have would be a father who is a magician. My fathers stage name is Phil “Trust Me” Cass and he is a comedy magician – you can check out a video of his work here. I actually did his graphics for his promo material which you can see to the right. Click to view it at a larger size.
My mother is an wedding and event planner who has her own business by the name of Lenore K. If you ever need an event planned anywhere you know the lady! She operates in Newcastle and Sydney.
I am very proud of my parents.
Birthday: 27th December 1987 – What to get a designer for their birthday?
Piercings: Used to have an eyebrow ring but none now.
Tattoos: None, not a fan.
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Favourite Colours: Black and White
I love icecream – everything about it.
I love anything sweet.
Favourite food: roast lamb.
I don’t watch TV very often (maybe 2 hours a week).
I watch rugby league and support the Broncos.
I have won 4 Australia wide design competitions promoting the awareness of the dangers of alcohol.