He made short films with a camera he received as a gift, and later studied acting and directing at South Coast Repertory and Milton Katselas" Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Jacobs has overseen visual effects and served as miniatures supervisor on the feature films such as Olympus Has Fallen, Editor Wood, What the #$*! Do We Know?!, and Resident Evil: Extinction. Jacobs served as the 3D stereoscopic supervisor on Marvel"s Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well as Conan the Barbarian 3D for Lionsgate. Jacobs worked with Boss Film Studios, Fantasy II Film Effects, then co-founded Vision Crew Unlimited in 1994.
After the company closed, he worked independently, spent two years at Digital Domain, then went to Mr X Incorporated. in Toronto in 2005.
In 2007 Jacobs supervised visual effects for Resident Evil: Extinction and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Jacobs was recognized for his work on Ben 10: Race Against Time and Ben 10: Alien Swarm both of which were nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects by the Visual Effects Society.
Previously, in 1998, Jacobs was also nominated for Home Box Office"s From the Earth to the Moon. He was an instructor for the Entertainment Studies Extension Program at University of California Los Angeles (University of California, Los Angeles) for three years.
Jacobs is also a fine art still photographer.
His photography has been featured in galleries and major publications as well as the book “Vesage” from Ballistic Publishing. In 2008, he took part in the Visual Amalgam Art Show at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California. He has also directed short films.
Evan Jacobs married Script Supervisor and Assistant Director, Clara Gheorghiu on March 22, 2008 in Napa Valley, California.
They have two children together.
Jacobs is an active member of the Producers Guild of America and the Visual Effects Society.