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 Jacob 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 Jacob transferred; in 2002 to the Ohio National Guard . Than Jacob found him self 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, Jacob transferred to Youngstown State University in May of 2008. Graduated with Bachelor's of Fine Art in Studio Art, with Minors in Art History, Graphic Design and Contemporary Painting. In the Fall of 2013, Jacob eared an Master's of Fine Art in Illustration from Academy of Art University , and has been an Adjunct Fine Art Instructor with Eastern Gateway Community College. Jacob been studying in some fashion of art since his early art lesson with his Grandpa, and that 40 years ago. Jacob has eleven years of study under his belt with another 20 years field and studio study, an is a 10 years veteran of the Military. on this site you will find his art work, so please take look around, and don't for get to visit the store.