Jake Childs

Product & Interaction Design 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,