Dov Jacobson

770 448-3644
dov@jacobson.net

Credits

Experience

Big Fun / Games that Work

Founder; Studio Head

97-04

  • Grasped opportunity in Time Warner merger, acquiring technology, talent and titles of Turner Interactive
  • Produced dozens of titles on schedule; profitably; and with excellent quality.
  • Raised interest with trade show presence, PR campaign, speaking engagements.
  • Developed creative, revenue-producing relationships with
Simon & Schuster
United States Navy
US Air Force
National Science Foundation
Alion Science
AT&T Consumer Marketing
William Morris Agency
Smithsonian Institute
Field Museum of Chicago
AT&T Labs
Vivendi Universal
MCI / Worldcom
ASPCA
Addison Wesley
Turner Broadcasting
Starlight Theaters
Coca-Cola (agency)
Dominos (agency)

 

Turner Interactive

Studio Head; VP

93-97

  • Launched new media business at Turner.
  • Punched through corporate inertia - ending 15 months of indecision.
  • Built cost-effective studio by developing fine marketing, engineering, art and management talent
  • Developed slate to maximize leverage of Turner's strengths and media assets and balance corporate interests.
  • Guided marketing through PR, trade shows, print and television ads and award-winning packaging

Cyberiad Project

Founder; Studio Head

90-92

  • Built high tech studio on revolutionary new cartoon technology.
  • Broke new ground with the first computer-generated cartoon on Saturday Morning television (NBC)
  • Assembled international effort: Strategic partnerships in Europe and America, Imported international talent

Pansophic Systems

Director of New Product Development

87-90

  • Headed DC office of this major software development company.
  • Introduced technology (ie: object oriented development) with seminars.
  • Directed teams in five locations to deliver on time and on budget.
  • Initiated, designed and shipped new product for the first time in Pansophic's thirteen year history.
  • Made money - product sales exceeded breakeven on Day One of rollout!

West End Film Software

Partner

83-87

  • Designed tools for computer-graphics professionals: 3D, Paint, Animation.
  • Authored software at every level from architecture to assembler bit-shaving.
  • From bootstrap to acquisition in four highly profitable years. Made millions.

Time, Inc.

Online Pioneer

81- 83

  • Helped invent Gerald Levin's revolutionary cable-modem online service.
  • Awarded US patent for human interface technology - later incorporated into Apple Macintosh
  • Led R&D effort to discover, exploit and teach capabilities of new online medium.
  • Designed and produced four of the first-ever made-for-online games.

Education

  • USC (Cinema); LA; Graduate-school training in Hollywood film production
  • School of Visual Arts; NYC Traditional Animation
  • Antioch College; Ohio Cinema & Physical Chemistry (BS)
  • Stuyvesant HS; NYC. Punchcard era computer graphics

Personal

  • Husband and Proud Dad of boy (Dartmouth 04) and teenage girl (HS 04)
  • Saber Fencer (current US rank)
  • Toughened Traveler
  • Sleep-shunning Workaholic
  • Student of Shinkendo (Japanese sword combat)