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Jake Childs

Product Design & UI/UX Consultant

Los Angeles, CA, USA
I specialize in collaborating and leading design efforts with multi-disciplinary teams. I help them visualize, design, and implement stellar user experiences around technology products. My strengths reside in two areas: 1) in the overlap of product and UI/UX design and 2) in giving products unique identities that align with a given brand's values, differentiate them from the competition, and delight their users.

Work Experience

JCD

Design & UI/UX Consultant

October 2013 - Present California, United States

Johnson & Johnson

Product & Interaction Design Consultant

I currently work as a part-time consultant in the Industrial Design and Human Factors Center of Excellence within Johnson & Johnson and on behalf of Kaleidoscope Design on matters related to the design, communication, usability, and implementation of devices and graphical user interfaces for J&J's west coast-based health/medical companies.
October 2014 California, United States

Belkin

Industrial Design Consultant

Consulted on the use experience, design, and implementation of products in the wearable technology, and consumer electronic accessory space.
October 2013 - April 2014 California, United States

Art Center College Of Design

Instructor, Product Design Department

April 2013 - January 2014 California, United States

Continuum

Senior Designer I & II

November 2008 - October 2013 California, United States

Worrell Inc.

Industrial Designer

Created product experiences as a part of a team consisting of mechanical engineers and interaction designers for various clients in the medical, industrial, and consumer electronic spaces.
June 2006 - August 2008 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Adidas International

Footwear Designer II

Designed in-line performance footwear in the running and outdoor categories.
May 2004 - October 2005 Portland, Oregon, United States

Education

Art Center College Of Design

BS Product Design, Graduate with Honors

January 2001 - April 2004 Pasadena, California, United States

Claremont McKenna College

Studied biology, philosophy, economics, and fine arts.
September 1997 - August 1999 Claremont, California, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),

Awards

Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

IDEA Award - Bronze - Medtronics Aquamantys3 - Medical and Scientific Products Category

2014

Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

IDEA Award - Bronze - Senova Systems pHit -Medical and Scientific Products Category

2014

IF Product Design Awards

Recognition - Medtronics Aquamantys3 - Medicine / Health+care

2014

Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

IDEA Award - Bronze - NeoChord DS1000 - Medical and Scientific Products Category

2013

Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

IDEA Award Finalist - Medtronic Aquamantys3 - Medical and Scientific Products Category

2013

Core77 Design Awards

Medtronic Bipoloar Sealer with Cutting - Professional Notable, Equipment

2013

Core77 Design Awards

NeoChord DS1000 - Professional Notable, Equipment

2013

Medical Design Excellence Awards

Silver - NeoChord 1000 - Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

2013

Medical Design Excellence Awards

Finalist - Medtronic Aquamantys3 - Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

2013

Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards

Concept Category Winner

2012

Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

IDEA Award - Bronze - Transportation

2011

Spark Awards - International Deesign Competition

Gold - World Changing Category

2010

Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

IDEA Award - Silver - Student Category

2004

Skills

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Basic CSS, Basic HTML, Concept Design, Concept Sketching, Product Development , 3D Prototyping, Consumer Research, Design Management, Envisioning, Keyshot, Mentoring, Need Finding, Project Management, Rhino 3d, Solidworks, Storytelling,