Jacob graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2011 and was a finalist in the Linbury Prize for Stage Design that same year. He has since been nominated for Best Set Designer in the Off West End awards, Wales Theatre awards and has exhibited his work in the Society of British Theatre Designers exhibition Make:Believe. In 2016 Jacob became the National Theatre's first recipient of the Max Rayne Design Bursary Award. Design credits include Broad Shadow at the Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, Start Swimming at The Young Vic and Poet in da Corner at The Royal Court.
Jacob is represented by Alexandra Cory at Berlin Associates