Zach Jacobs

Zach Jacobs

Associate

When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?

I knew I wanted to be an architect when I was in kindergarten. I had a “building drawing club” with two of my friends and built my first “model” at age 5—my grandma still has it.

What would Spotify say is your most-played track?

Galantis—“Peanut Butter Jelly”

What’s the best thing about working at Mancini Duffy?

The culture—everyone is here to have fun while doing serious work. Everyone has a strong sense of ownership over our brand and it shows in the work we produce.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

“Pick your battles.” Sometimes as a designer it’s hard to give into client’s resistance to your design decisions. But at the end of the day, the design process is a two-way conversation and you have to keep the larger picture in mind.

What is something you collect?

I have a really obscure one: I’ve been collecting those jumbo souvenir pencils since I was a little kid. I have around 300 of them.

What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?

I have an Amazon Dash button for Goldfish crackers. You press the button and Goldfish is automatically delivered to the office!