Jake's family is of Scottish, Welsh, and German descent. He was diagnosed with mild autism/asperger's at the age of four, and as a child was bullied because of it, until he was transferred to a different school. Jake is also a fan of Marvel comics books and the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which influenced his cartoons and stories. He is a railroad and locomotive enthusiast.
Jacob is part of a production posse that includes aspiring novelist Craig Black, and artist and writer Jordann William Edwards. The three of them often contribute to each other's projects, and they manage their own brands as part of MajesticBlue ColorWorld.
Jake's cartoon work was inspired by the webcomics Transmission by FreyFox and Woods For The Trees by Thom "Roofus" Jones. Jake is the creator of Mikey & Friends and A Furry Future, which is a webcomic set in the year 2045 A.D., about comedian/comedy musician Ricky the Skunk. Jake is also known to be a fan of Sabrina Online.
Starting in 2015, Jake has been co-developer and lead illustrator of the Tails from the Federation franchise, starting with Space Pirate Captain MacTaggart. Since 2018, he's a creative contributor for Critterton Concepts, the ColorWorld team that maintains The Dynamite Twins and Friends franchise.
Jake's love for rock music also inspired his fictional band, Missing the Innocence.
Jake's guitar style mostly consist of downstrokes and power chords as Jake also quotes that he much rather be a rhythm guitarist. He was mainly influenced by punk rock guitarist Johnny Ramone (from the Ramones), Megadeth's Dave Mustaine , Anthrax's Scott Ian, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (from The Misfits). He also is a fan of country singer Johnny Cash and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, both of whom have been a huge inspiration to him.