Jacob’s first experience with art was through his Grandpa, Arthur R. Hostetler, a freelance writer and Graphic Designer. Jacob has done exhibits and art contest in Jr high and High School, Jacob went onto earned his GED in 1995. In 1996 I went to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and graduated two years later with Associates degree in Visual Communications, after graduation joined the Army in December of 1998 and was active duty for 3 years, than I transferred; in 2002 to the Ohio National Guard . Than I found myself back to college. In 2003, Jacob enrolled in the Masters of Fine Art Program at Cleveland Institute of Art, at the end of his first semester Jacob was deployed to Iraq. Returning after deployment in March of 2005, I transferred to Youngstown State University in May of 2008. Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art, with Minors in Art History, Graphic Design and Contemporary Painting. In the fall of 2013, I eared an Master's of Fine Art in Illustration from Academy of Art University , and was an Art instructor with Party Art Cafe & Studio, and currently Adjunct Fine Art Instructor with Eastern Gateway Community College.