Jacob Frey was born in 1984. He studied Art and Design and worked as a freelance graphic designer before taking up studies in Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2007. He specialized in character animation and directing, working on many student projects as well as directing his own short films. Taking one year off from school in 2011, he gained international experience animating for Psyop in Los Angeles. His films include JIMBO CLEMENTINE (2008), BOB (2009), JELLY JEFF (2011) and his graduation film THE PRESENT (2014).