Jason Nowak

UI / UX and Game Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA
Driven and diverse UX and Game Designer who excels at creating immerse experiences by using a variety of methods, tools, and perspective. A positive leader, strong communicator, passionate team player, mentor, and a super goofy guy.

Work Experience

Big Fish

UI/UX Lead Designer and Manager

- Led all UX Design projects for various titles including the high-profile titles:
Big Fish Casino, Jackpot Magic Slots, and Lifeline
- Built and managed a team of direct reports: bi-weekly check-ins, quarterly reviews,
task management, mentorship, personal growth, and career development
- Contributed UX, UI, and Graphic Design to several high-impact projects
- Created high-fidelity interactive prototypes and worked closely with a UX research lab
to organize UX testing throughout the design process
September 2013 - March 2017 California, United States

Jason Nowak

Independent Mobile Game Creator

Designed, built, and shipped three mobile titles for iOS:
- Stolen Thunder: A Unique Action-Puzzle Adventure
- Muno Defense!: Tower Defense with a Science Twist
- Milo & Me: A Creepy-Cute Action Adventure
April 2012 - California, United States

Apple Inc.

Interactive Training Designer

While working with a variety of teams within Apple Retail, I design and develop a variety of interactive training experiences for use in Apple Stores around the world. My various design responsibilities include:

~ UX/UI and visual design: prototyping, review, feedback, design, and development.
~ Content creation: forming solid learning objectives and writing training content.
~ Feedback: solicitation from peers, training leaders, and thousands of store participants.
~ Collaboration: partnering with stakeholders, subject matter experts, and peers for design and review.
February 2013 - September 2013 California, United States

Apple Inc.

Lead Worldwide Training Designer & Visual Designer

During my time in this role I employed my ability to analyze, harness laser focus, and fiercely the drive the project forward to create an unforgettable global experience that helped to enrich the lives of Apple Retail employees and customers alike. My labor and love into the project included responsibilities such as:

~ Creating and executing a robust project strategy that included all key milestones: discovery, design, development, delivery, and evaluation.
~ Designing the look and feel of all content (guides, keynotes, icons, interactive training apps, and more) and collaborating with developers to create apps and simulators used in training while maintaining Apple’s existing visual language.
~ Defining project and learning objectives, writing the bulk of the course material, and developing numerous fun activities to educate and captivate participants throughout their experience.
~ Soliciting and implementing feedback from a vast amount of employees: participants, trainers, corporate partners, store leaders, senior executives, and peers.
~ Partnering with over a dozen different teams to prepare the experience for a worldwide audience.
June 2010 - April 2012 Cupertino, California, United States

Apple Inc. - Retail

Store Manager

I led teams of near one hundred employees in each store. I worked closely with the store and market employees on training and development, customer service, product knowledge, and visual merchandising. I also partnered with Store Manager, Market Manager, and the rest of the store’s leadership team on overall vision and planning.
November 2008 - June 2008 San Francisco, California, United States

Apple Inc. - Retail

Lead Mac Specialist

I lead and mentored the large team of Mac Specialists in the store, facilitated new hire training for entire bay area and worked closely with management team to address customer issues and shopper feedback.
November 2007 - November 2008 San Francisco, California, United States

Savannah College Of Art & Design

"The Network" (Student Television) Graphic & Web designer

I designed, developed, and maintained a college-sponsored broadcast website. I also encoded and re-sampled video files for Internet-ready use.
March 2007 - October 2007 Savannah, Georgia, United States


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

BFA - Graphic Design, minor in Advertising

September 2003 - August 2007 Savannah, Georgia, United States


English (Native),


ADDY Awards

Gold ADDY for Interactive Media, Web Design


CBI - College Broadcasting Awards

Finalist, CBI College Broadcasting Awards - Best Student Media Website - The Network


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD) (SCADDY)

First Place winner of SCADDY Awards (SCAD ADDY)



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, ILife, IWork, Mac OS X, Presentation Skills, Apple Logic Pro, Garageband, Hype, Lominger , MBTI,