Who is This Jake Anyway?

Aside from our jaunty name, we are known for our innovative, integrated approach to digital marketing. We are a group of strategists, artists and engineers working together to deliver creative solutions that build business.

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Our studio is located at 3214 O Street, NW, just blocks from Georgetown University. Like our design aesthetic, we prefer modern interiors -– clean, bright and functional. Large whiteboards for brainstorming, a dedicated conference area for client meetings and a private backyard garden ensure that our team has enough creative space to come up with inspired ideas.

Nathan brings over 20 years of print and web design experience to the team. His eye for detail combined with a wealth of front-end development experience ensures that the stunning designs he creates can be executed quickly and efficiently. Prior to joining the Jake Group, he worked for a series of design studios in support of a wide variety of clients, especially non-profits and associations. He holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Natural Resources degree from Virginia Tech.

In my own words...
Favorite pastimes

Fishing from my kayak. I love to get out on the water, especially really early in the morning just as the sun comes up. There is no better way to unplug from the world. I'm also an avid cyclist. I'm working on some way to combine the two. More research required. I also enjoy long hikes with my dog, especially in the fall.

My other life

I'm a passionate environmentalist and global sustainability advocate. I volunteer as often as I can to clean up our local waterways and to remove invasive plant species from our parks and common areas.

Hidden Talent

I can ride a bike backwards while sitting on the handlebars. Fun, but terrible for commuting.

Guilty Pleasure

Flamin' hot Cheetos. Gimme that sweet sweet heat!

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How We Work

How We Work

Not sure where to start or what’s involved in designing a made-to-order website? With so many technical terms and fancy industry jargon to decipher, it’s no wonder clients are often confused by the world of digital marketing. In order to demystify the process, we’ve outlined our 10-Step Process of Custom Web Design, where we explain the fundamentals of building a website and answer some of your most frequently asked questions.

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