Jake Nelsen. A designer with a metal edge.

Born with a passion for pixels, heavy metal and action sports, Jake Nelsen turned his passion for redlining life into a successful career as an interactive designer. Since graduating from the Art Institutes International Minnesota in 2010, Jake has quickly earned a name for himself as an up-and-coming designer having worked with great clients at agencies like Periscope, Martin Williams, 3e — The Life Time Agency, and his own freelance business.



The Art Institutes International — Minneapolis

Major: Graphic Design


Summer 2012

Martin Williams Launches Banana Tango Niner

- The Minneapolis Egotist


Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Typography, Layout, Retouching, Video Editing, Interactive Design, Art Direction, User Interface, User Experience

client experience

Arctic Cat, Andersen Windows, Columbia Sportswear, Cox Communications, Crestliner, Finnegans, Life Time Fitness, MN Twins, Payless, Red Bull, Red Robin, Simmons, Syngenta, Truvia, and United Health Care


Dec 2007 – Present

Designer – Freelance

Dec 2012 – Present

Designer / Art Director - 3e — The Life Time Agency

Dec 2011 – Sept 2012

Digital Designer - Martin Williams

May 2011 – Dec 2011

Digital Design Intern - Periscope

Nov 2010 – Apr 2011

Creative Intern - Vurb Media Group

Oct 2009 – Dec 2009

Creative Intern - Creative Publishing International