“All humans are visual creatures”-Jacob Hylton
 
Howdy partner! I'm Jacob Hylton.
 
Imagine telling a ten-year-old he’d one day get to unleash his wildest ideas, craft art that captivates, and collaborate with some of the world’s most inspiring individuals and brands—all while rocking cowboy boots at work. He'd be all in—and today, I'm doing just that, and loving every minute of it! In the vibrant heart of Los Angeles, I've channeled that early passion into a flourishing career as a creator, where every challenge is a canvas waiting for a masterpiece.

After earning my stripes with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Arts & Science from Columbia College Chicago, I plunged into the world of digital media, where my passion for video editing and content creation has flourished. My journey over the past 13 years as an award-winning creative has allowed me to work closely with numerous YouTube creators, musicians, and influencers. I've created content with exceptional visual appeal ranging from merch design to album artwork, and not being scared to try new things that lead me to the exciting world of NFTs. 

My background in experimental film fuels my versatility, with a abstract way of thinking, I’ve transformed abstract concepts into stunning visual experiences that captivate and engage. Working with dynamic teams, winning pitches, and steering major campaigns for giants like Xbox have marked my career. Crafted over thousands of digital pieces, launched the first-ever influencer NFTs with crypto.com, and created viral TikTok campaigns, each blending creativity with strategic insight. 

My southern charm reinforced my values of being dependable, consistent and authentic—qualities deeply rooted in my upbringing in Eden, North Carolina. Here, I learned to treat everyone with grace & kindness, striving for excellence while always staying true to myself.

Off the clock, I dive into hobbies that stir my soul & spark creativity. You'll likely find me rummaging through different thrift stores. I take pride in scouring for those rare, hidden gems that others might overlook. My wardrobe is a mix of Neo western fashion and blue collar core. 

Catch me at a drag show, and you'll see me thoroughly enjoying my self. The charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent of drag artists not only entertain but inspire me deeply. It's a celebration of queer creativity that continually influences my approach to design and life. 

And theme parks? They're not just my playground; they're my sanctuary, that lets my inner child runs free and my imagination soars. Growing up, I remember telling my mom I wanted to be a roller coaster designer, and ever since my first roller coaster ride, I've been hooked. Today, theme parks remain a big part of my life—I'm always chasing the thrill of the latest and greatest rides. Whether navigating the crowds of a theme park or brainstorming creative ideas, I infuse adventure & flair into all my endeavors.


CLINTS:Xbox | Kástra Elión Vodka | Heard Well | Jordan Doww | MakeupMami
Blooming Fire Band | Flee Market | Morning Wood Custom Woodworking
Round About Balloons & More | Casa Capital Corporation 
Chateau Macabre Podcast


AWARDS/SCREENING/ACHIEVEMENTS

‘WEBBIANS NFT DROP’
10,000 AVATARS, RANDOMLY GENERATED FROM 236 UNIQUE TRAITS DRAWN BY HAND 2022‘EDITOR OF THE YEAR’
UP(ST)ART AWARDS FOR EDITOR OF THE YEAR 2019‘KNUCKLEBALL’
WINNER OF BEST PICTURE AT PRACTICUM FESTIVAL 2018‘Y’
MULTIMEDIA ART INSTALLATIONSCREENED IN 2018 
MANIFEST URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL 2018
‘OVERLOOKED’TAKE 1 FILM FINALIST AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO 2017
WINNER FOR BEST FICTION FILM AT TAKE 1 FILM FESTIVAL 2017
‘SUNDAY’
TAKE 1 FILM FINALIST AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO 2016
WINNER FOR BEST FICTION FILM AT TAKE 1 FILM FESTIVAL 2016
WINNER OF THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD AT TAKE 1 FILM FESTIVAL 2016
‘BETWEEN THE LINES’
TAKE 1 FILM FINALIST AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO 2016
WINNER FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY AT TAKE 1 FILM FESTIVAL 2016
‘FINGERPRINTS’
TAKE 1 FILM FINALIST AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO 2016‘I DON'T’
SCREENING AT SPOTLIGHT COLUMBA COLLEGE CHICAGO 2016