I CAN HELP YOU MOVE YOUR IDEAS FORWARD

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I CAN HELP YOU MOVE YOUR IDEAS FORWARD

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

MY NAME IS JASON, AND I HELP PRODUCT TEAMS CRAFT EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTS BY APPLYING STRATEGIC THINKING WITH DECADES OF DESIGN EXPERIENCE

I’ve been designing things, for the better part of 20 years, with a desire to improve the way people live, work and play with technology. Although I started my career as a Mechanical Design Engineer, these days you’ll find me as both a heads-down designer as well as a design leader, helping to build, mentor and lead design teams in doing their best work. From designing pagers at Motorola for the Japanese pager market in the early ’90s to designing the interior of vehicles at Honda R&D to designing interactive web and mobile experiences used by millions of passionate users, I fully enjoy everything that involves human-centered design.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

MY NAME IS JASON, AND I HELP PRODUCT TEAMS CRAFT EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTS BY APPLYING STRATEGIC THINKING WITH DECADES OF DESIGN EXPERIENCE

I’ve been designing things, for the better part of 20 years, with a desire to improve the way people live, work and play with technology. Although I started my career as a Mechanical Design Engineer, these days you’ll find me as both a heads-down designer as well as a design leader, helping to build, mentor and lead design teams in doing their best work. From designing pagers at Motorola for the Japanese pager market in the early ’90s to designing the interior of vehicles at Honda R&D to designing interactive web and mobile experiences used by millions of passionate users, I fully enjoy everything that involves human-centered design.

HOW I CAN HELP

My goal is to make sure that the product you are looking to build is solving a real problem, in the best way possible, and that it has your user’s interests at heart. I know that building a product is hard. Building a product that solves a real problem, is easy to use, and evokes customer delight, is even harder. Design is important, and my job is to help bring clarity to the product development process.

A DESIGN PROCESS

Using design as a mechanism for solving problems can take many forms. There are amazing people out there trying to make the design process as lean and efficient as possible. Gone are the days of long development cycles, document-heavy requirements gathering, and waterfall methodologies. Today we have variations of an agile process along the lines of Lean UX, and The Design Sprint by Google Ventures. Ultimately, all of the design processes that we talk about today can be effective when put into action. But if there’s one core take-away to be remembered about any design process, it’s this: design never ends. It is a highly iterative, collaborative process, and is not the responsibility of a single individual.

HOW WE COLLABORATE

Experience has shown me that small, nimble teams provide the biggest impact when it comes to product development.  In order to create products that people love, the “owner” role must include three distinct responsibilities, or roles, divided across a balanced team — product owner, development and design — each as important as the other. Teams that share accountability for product ownership tend to invent better solutions and achieve traction faster with less internal friction.

A GLIMPSE OF MY WORK

I have a rather vast portfolio of work that I’ve accumulated over the past 20 years. If you’re looking for evidence of something specific, let’s grab coffee and chat! I’m confident if it involves web or mobile applications and services, design strategy or design leadership, I have some experiences I can share. Cheers!

KIND WORDS FROM STELLAR PEOPLE

Jason is a supremely personable and professional UX expert – a great combination. Very trustworthy, his work receives excellent feedback and he’s very well respected in the industry.

S. Pook, eXperience Talent

I have rarely had the pleasure of working with someone with his combination of resourcefulness, commitment, and integrity.

C. Schmidt, Livemocha

He has a natural ability to lead out and manage projects and people. He deserves the fierce loyalty that all who work with him feel.

T. Bye, World Wide Packets

He possesses a unique blend of professionalism and a fun spirit that keep people motivated towards exceptional deliverables.

M. Kennedy, UnitedHealthcare

Jason is an Experienced Designer with vast skills. He has the ability to turn complexity to simplified design solutions, making them useful and attractive.

C. Larsson, Volvo Trucks

He was a calming presence on our team, with a laid-back, relaxed attitude that easily diffused stressful situations.

J. Bonnheim, Livemocha

A fantastic team player with a great sense of humor who took ownership and did everything he could to make the product successful.

K. Seshadrinathan, Zoomingo

Jason was always the voice of the user making sure that the experience was always engaging, clean and easy to use.

S. Nadkarni, Zoomingo

Why I like to work with Jason: his calm demeanor, clear-headed thinking; he is patient, listens well to others, and is respectful of others’ ideas.

M. Chang, Motorola Mobility

He was just awesome to work with. Creative. Collaborative. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Jason again.

R. Nahabedian, Motorola Mobility

Jason is a great designer and colleague. He is super talented and his design skills are broad and wide, especially in mobile and web.

S. Yui, Motorola Mobility

The dev team has benefited greatly from his contributions. I would love to work with him again.

J. Xiao, Livemocha

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WITH THEIR DESIGN CHALLENGES

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CRAFTING EXPERIENCES IN GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

jason@studionimble.com