Jackson Cobb

Last updated

October 19, 2019


Jackson is an emerging projection designer and digital media artist with backgrounds in theatre performance and live video production. Skilled in media design for theatre and live events, media server programming, video editing, motion graphic design, live video direction, and video hardware systems, 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 shows at Mixed Blood Theatre, History Theatre, and New Dawn Theatre Company.

Jackson views design as a dramaturgical endeavor. He believes every choice matters, and that every piece of content 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.

When he's not working on a show, Jackson coaches Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, and Prose Interpretation for the Eagan High School speech team.



  • The Wizard of Oz • dir. Jodene Wartman (Eagan Community Theatre)*
  • Let the Right One In • dir. Jeff Turner (Hamline University)*
  • Iphigenia and Other Daughters • dir: Hannah Coleman (Hamline University)*
  • Gloria: A Life (programmer, asst. designer) • design: Miko Simmons (History Theatre)
  • Crowns (programmer, asst. designer) • design: Miko Simmons (New Dawn Theatre)
  • Naïve. Super • dir. Kurt Engh (Norway House)*
  • Big Fish • dir. Jodene Wartman (Eagan Community Theatre)
  • Human Combat Chess • dir. Nathanial Nesheim-Case (Six Elements Theatre)
  • Autonomy (programmer) • design: Anna Robinson (Mixed Blood Theatre)
  • Dirty Business (programmer) • design: Miko Simmons • (History Theatre)
  • Love and Information • dir. Laura Dougherty (Hamline University)
  • She Kills Monsters • dir. Nancy Owzarek (Eagan High School)
  • Reminds Me Of... • choreo. Remi Remmey (Hamline University)
  • She Kills Monsters • dir. Jeff Turner (Hamline University)
  • Singin' in the Rain • dir. Jodene Wartman (Eagan Community Theatre)
  • Frankenstein • dir. Grace Barnstead (Hamline University)
  • Rabbit Hole • dir. Jeff Turner (Hamline University)
  • Sweet Charity • dir. Natalie Novacek (Hamline University)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame • dir. Jodene Wartman (Eagan Community Theatre) 
  • The Little Mermaid • dir. Jodene Wartman (Eagan Community Theatre) 


  • 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
  • What Shapes You • Sophie Warrick Photography
  • Wildcat Invitational Awards Ceremony • Eagan Speech

Work Experience

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


  • WATCHOUT Certified User • Dataton AB/Show Sage LLC
  • Certificate of Merit for Projection Design - She Kills Monsters • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 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 
  • Audition CC
  • Logic Pro X 
  • Pro Tools 12

  Motion Graphics

  • After Effects CS6/CC 
  • Trapcode Suite 15
  • Motion 5 
  • Maya

   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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