Jakob Plotts

About Me

I'm Jakob Plotts and I am a senior in User Experience Design who aims to improve the lives of many by taking part in influential industries such as health care and commerce in order to develop innovative design solutions to solve complex problems.

I produced work for many local communities throughout central Illinois and even unveiled work in various exhibitions such as FUSE held by the highly regarded Interactive Media Department at Bradley University (Peoria, IL) and the 2015 Illinois Community College Juried Exhibition, at Governors State University (Chicago, IL). Currently, I am working to obtain my Bachelors degree in User Experience Design while leading many relevant projects and volunteer work along the way.

Whether it be user experience/user interface design, art, or programming, no medium is uninteresting or too far out for me. I am very much passionate for art and creativity but also in favor of a critical and technical outlook on the world. Upon graduating, I hope to further my personal education and career in design, the arts, and science/programming in order to make an impact on the visual and interactive world that truly makes a difference!

Featured Projects


Dragon On The Spot

Dragon On The Spot

A digital art piece of mine that I completed over winter break of 2018-2019. It consists of a portrait of a cautious yet intelligent dragon over a spotted backdrop. It won the January 2019 challenge for Digital Arts Club at Bradley University and became a popular piece once submitted online.

Retro First Person Shooter

Retro First Person Shooter

A game I developed using Unity and a variety of custom and royalty free assets. It was crafted from scratch as a retro style first person shooter where the player is trapped in a map and must survive hordes of enemies. I programmed swarm intelligence AI and toon shaders myself.

All News App Prototype

All News App Prototype

A prototype I designed for an advanced user experience design course. The purpose of the app was to provide unbiased news in a fun, creative way. I performed user research and iterated on designs to develop an effective interactive prototype that could be taken into development.

Spell Scribe is a 2D, tower defense style game designed for tablets. The game is about a magician’s library that has run amok and has started releasing monsters from the books. Players must return the creatures to their books using various spells they have at their disposal. Each spell requires the player to write a single word in cursive to charge the abilities. We are making this game to help people of all ages grow more familiar with the form and structure of cursive writing. We hope that after playing the game, the users will have an easier time recognizing the various letters and how they connect to one another in practical use.
MOCsat is a mobile application built by Bradley students for monitoring the health of small satellites being built and launched by students at the University of Illinois. The app monitors such things as satellite battery health, power levels, and when it will be within communications range of the U of I ground station.
BU EARTH has created an Augmented Reality Environment for NASA Astronauts. We’re using the Microsoft Hololens to show it off. This environment is used to walk astronauts through tasks while both on and outside of the International Space Station. Come try out the Hololens as it instructs you how to build a popsicle stick catapult!
BU EARTH has created an Augmented Reality Environment for NASA Astronauts. We’re using the Microsoft Hololens to show it off. This environment is used to walk astronauts through tasks while both on and outside of the International Space Station. Come try out the Hololens as it instructs you how to build a popsicle stick catapult!