I'm Jake.

I'm a UX Designer from Seattle.

I am a problem-solver, designer, tech geek, aspiring circus performer, and lover of all sorts of music. This is the online portfolio I use to showcase my design work and summarize my areas of expertise. I am always on the lookout for new opportunities to exercise my design thinking.

User experience design is a gorgeous process that takes design, something fundamentally creative, gives it a story to tell, and makes it data-driven. I'm a firm believer that UXD is the right way to build products and I'm willing to evangelize that as much as I can.

I work as a UX Analyst at Airbiquity, Inc., a company focused on a cloud integration solution for telematics systems. For more details about my professional history, please view my work history.

In June 2013, I graduated from the University of Washington's Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) program. Since then, I have been on the lookout for opportunities that allow me to channel my creativity and technical focus into something users can experience and enjoy.

Skills

I specialize in UI design, prototyping, and requirements definition. I also have experience doing UI development, visual design, and user research.

Axure

Illustrator

Office

Photoshop

HTML/CSS

JavaScript

Balsamiq

User Research

For a more comprehensive view of my skill set, take a look at my resume!

Sample projects

Please take a look at my previous work. See below!

Redesigned information architecture, navigation flow, and primary search mechanism for college search website.

Worked with a corporate sponsor to prototype a customizable keyboard for digital graphic artists.

I regularly create high fidelity prototypes for mobile applications adapted to the car dashboard.

Work History

I've had the opportunity to work for some exciting companies. Perhaps yours will be the next!

Airbiquity, Inc.

2013 - Present

Airbiquity is a company seated at the forefront of the automotive telematics industry.

I work with mobile app vendors to adapt their user experiences to the automotive design space. Airbiquity provides an end-to-end solution for the modern connected car: from the phone, to the cloud, to the car, and to the user.

As a UX analyst for Airbiquity, I write air-tight specifications, create interactive prototypes, develop UI flows, behaviors, and generate visual assets for over 25 applications featured on the dashboards of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles worldwide.

Palantir Technologies

2012 (Internship)

Palantir is changing the way humans interface with data in innovative and exciting ways.

In Summer 2012, I worked as an intern at Palantir Technologies in Palo Alto, California. I worked closely with forward-deployed engineers to establish a better internal understanding of the Palantir user base.

I built a set of personas for the design team to use in future design efforts.