Meet Jake Porter, a Massachusetts native from Pembroke, a town just 45 minutes south of Boston. He’s been with VC as a designer since October. Jake earned his undergraduate degree in architecture at Wentworth and has a master’s in architecture from UMass Amherst. Jake’s design process varies from project to project, but he always works towards implementing a unique and creative aspect into each one. For Jake, achieving a timeless design is an important goal. With the emerging culture of momentary trends, timelessness can be an invaluable aspect in the design world. Jake’s creative talent goes beyond being a designer; he is also a photographer! He owns a rather famous pet Instagram account that has amassed over 18k followers. The rising star, a dog named Baker, entered Jake’s life December 2018 and many of Jake’s friends urged him to create an account for the pup. Baker’s good-looks and his owner’s talent in photography led them to be featured in several articles and launched the two into internet stardom.
We asked Jake about the most challenging and fulfilling parts of his design and creative experience at VC. “VC trusts you from the very beginning,” he answers. His favorite project has been working together with Wolf & Company. From the first fit plans to arranging finishes to observing construction, it is being part of the entire process that has given him fulfilment that his hard work in school has paid off. The project is soon to start construction and we can’t wait to see it! Welcome to the team, Jake! Now when can we hire Baker onto the VC team?