Acacia Betancourt is the Senior Creative and UX Designer at GlobalGiving. She is responsible for the visual integrity and growth of the GlobalGiving brand, and uses her love of design to create awesome products in various mediums that resonate with the GlobalGiving audience. Prior to working at GlobalGiving, Acacia got a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona. Upon graduation, and after an exhaustive job search, she found a job on the west coast working with brands like National Geographic, Newseum, WTOP, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Harry Potter Exhibition. After honing her branding, print, web, user experience, packaging, advertising, and video editing skills, Acacia joined the ranks of the nonprofit world to continue using her experience and expertise for good. When she's not obsessing over fonts, she can be found kayaking, hiking, or buying yet another houseplant.
Simon Jacobsen is a founding partner of the internationally acclaimed architectural firm Jacobsen Architecture, LLC with his father Hugh Newell Jacobsen, F.A.I.A. Simon operates a company of nine architects and works throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The primary focus of his work is custom residential, commercial and institutional architecture, interiors, furniture and lighting design. Simon Jacobsen’s work is widely published in print and television such as The Wall Street Journal, Casa VOGUE, HGTV's Extreme Homes, Architectural Digest, The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, Home & Design, Design Bureau Magazine, HGTV, Entra Magazine and the hundreds of internet publications and design blogs. Residential Architect Magazine listed Jacobsen Architecture in the top 50 design firms in the US and Architectural Digest lists Hugh and Simon Jacobsen in the top 100 of architects and designers internationally. Simon Jacobsen is a recipient of many prestigious awards in architecture and design from The American Institute of Architects, The Society of American Registered Architects and he is also an inductee of Architectural Digest’s AD100. Press play on this episode to hear from one of the great’s in this industry!