Hi, my name is Jacob.

I’m a UX Designer from the Greater Philadelphia region.

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Hi, my name is Jacob.
Jacob Scarani

Jacob Scarani

Product Designer

About Me

Hi, I’m Jacob. I’m a UX Designer from the Philadelphia region. I recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a B.S. in Human Centered Computing (HCC) and a minor in Japanese. I’m currently a Product Designer at Buxton.

I got my drive for UX from my family. My father is an architect and my mother went to art school and worked as a graphic designer before pursuing a career in early childhood education. Additionally, my mothers parents were artists and designers. In short, I grew up with a very creative maternal side, and a logical but design-based paternal side.

From a young age I got involved in the use of computers in technology. As a child, I was always on some piece of technology. Whether it be my Gameboy , the Xbox, or the family PC. Needless to say, technology has always been an important part of my life, and I knew I was going to do something with technology.

I have also been learning Japanese since late high school when I went to a Japanese language camp for the summer. From there I knew I was going to continue my studies at RIT and pursued a minor. I credit my original interest in Japanese to my mom. She studied Japanese when she was in college and lived in Kobe for a year. In 2019, I spent my Spring semester in Nagoya, Japan at Nanzan University/南山大学. I spent the first four months of the program in homestay and the last month in a dorm. I spent the following summer on an Internship for Tamago-DB in Tokyo.

Outside of school and UX, I enjoy video games, hiking, and playing guitar. I sometimes take pictures of birds as well.

Download my resumé.

  • UX
  • Technology
  • Music
  • Video games
  • Collecting novelty chopsticks
  • B.S. Human Centered Computing, 2021

    Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

  • Study Abroad in Nagoya, Japan, 2019

    Nanzan University / 南山大学


Product Designer
Jun 2022 – Oct 2022 Remote, USA


  • Wireframe and conceptualize new products.
  • Design final designs for development handoff.
  • Design responsive web experiences.

Design System

  • Work within an existing design system to build scalable, reusable, and interactive components.
  • Evolve and maintain design system UI guidelines.
UX Co-op - Summer/Fall
Jun 2021 – Dec 2021 Pittsford, NY

UX Design

  • Designed for an access control and video management solution called Elements.
  • Designed and animated a user experience for a guest access solution using Figma and ProtoPie.
  • Designed user flow and process to create temporary guest passes to access buildings.
  • Designed an experimental lockdown feature with a mobile shortcut for PO and PM review.


  • Conducted AB usability testing for video security solution with a ProtoPie prototype and existing UI.
  • Conducted internal user research for the QA team to determine areas of improvement for the QA lab.
  • Interviewed QA testers, front end development team, and additional QA Lab users.

Component Library

  • Migrated component library from Sketch to Figma.
  • Maintained Component Library for the duration of the internship.
Tamago DB K.K.
Front-end Development Intern
Jun 2019 – Aug 2020 Shinagawa, Tokyo, JP

Refactored code for data analytics page with charts originally configured using a legacy Google Charts library with a more modern C3.js library.

  • Used Laragon as a local deployment environment.
  • Updated designs in a Symfony 3 codebase using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.