Jackson Cobb

Last updated

December 27, 2020


Jackson is a projection designer and digital media artist with backgrounds in theatre performance and live video production. He has designed content for the Minnesota State Fair, Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party, Trampled by Turtles, Freestyle Productions, Eagan Summer Community Theatre, Hamline University Marketing/Communications, and others. He's programmed theatrical projections for the Guthrie Theater, Theater Mu, Mixed Blood Theatre, History Theatre, New Dawn Theatre Company, and Minnesota Public Radio.

Jackson views design as a dramaturgical endeavor. He believes every choice matters, and that every link in the chain—from content design to systems engineering—should contribute to the story. He implements design work using tools like QLab, WATCHOUT, Isadora, After Effects, Trapcode, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Vectorworks, AppleScript, Python, and Raspberry Pi. He also knows his way around a broadcast control room.

In August, Jackson will become a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Design and Technology with a concentration in Integrated Media for Live Performance at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts from Hamline University.


Projection Design

  • We're Gonna Be Okay • Hamline University
  • South Pacific • Eagan High School
  • Iphigenia and Other Daughters • Hamline University
  • Naïve. Super • Norway House
  • Big Fish • Eagan Community Theatre
  • Human Combat Chess • Six Elements Theatre
  • Love and Information • Hamline University
  • She Kills Monsters • Eagan High School
  • Reminds Me Of... • Hamline University
  • She Kills Monsters • Hamline University
  • Singin' in the Rain • Eagan Community Theatre
  • Frankenstein • Hamline University
  • Rabbit Hole • Hamline University
  • Sweet Charity • Hamline University
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame • Eagan Community Theatre
  • The Little Mermaid • Eagan Community Theatre

Assistant Projection Design

  • Fast Company  • design: Miko Simmons • Guthrie Theater, Theater Mu
  • Gloria: A Life • design: Miko Simmons • History Theatre

Projection Programming

  • A Christmas Celebration with the Steeles • design: Miko Simmons • Minnesota Public Radio
  • Fast Company  • design: Miko Simmons • Guthrie Theater, Theater Mu
  • Gloria: A Life • design: Miko Simmons • History Theatre
  • Crowns • design: Miko Simmons • New Dawn Theatre Company
  • Autonomy • design: Anna Robinson • Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Dirty Business • design: Miko Simmons • History Theatre

Virtual Performance Design

  • Virtual Cabaret • Eagan Community Theatre*
  • In Transition • Hamline University

Event/Concert Media Design

  • AgriGrowth Food & Ag Summit • Freestyle Productions
  • Minnesota State Fair Grandstand • Freestyle Productions
  • Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party • Freestyle Productions
  • Hairball feat. Kat Perkins • Freestyle Productions
  • Trampled by Turtles feat. Lissie • Freestyle Productions
  • Wildcat Invitational Awards Ceremony • Eagan Speech

Work Experience

  • Hamline University Theatre – Media/Sound Shop Manager, Lighting and Video Technician/Programmer
  • Freestyle Productions – Motion Designer, IMAG Videographer, Playback Operator
  • TCU Student Media – Crew Manager, Director, Tech Director, Motion Designer
  • KSTP 5 Eyewitness News – Production Intern


  • WATCHOUT Certified User • Dataton AB/Show Sage LLC
  • Dante Level 2 Certification • Audinate, Inc.
  • Certificates of Merit for Projection Design - She Kills Monsters, Love and Information, Iphigenia and Other DaughtersKennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Prague Quadrennial Grant Recipient • USITT Northern Boundary Section
  • Regional Student Production Award Winner • Upper Midwest Emmys, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Regional Student Production Award Nominee • Upper Midwest Emmys, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


   Show Control/Projection Mapping

  • QLab 3/4 
  • Isadora 3
  • ETC Eos (Gio/Ion/Nomad) 

   Non-Linear Editing

  • Final Cut Pro X 
  • Premiere Pro CC 
  • Logic Pro X 
  • Pro Tools 12

  Motion Graphics

  • After Effects CS6/CC 
  • Trapcode Suite 15
  • Maya
  • Unreal Engine

   Graphic Design

  • Photoshop CS6/CC 
  • Illustrator CC 
  • InDesign CC 

   Code/Show Control

  • OSC
  • MSC
  • JavaScript 
  • AppleScript 
  • Python
  • PJLink 
  • Dante
  • HTML5/CSS3

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