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Jeffrey Greger

Palo Alto, CA, USA
An insatiably curious interdisciplinary designer with experience ranging from research and design strategy, to bringing meaningful, elegant products to market.

Work Experience

Elemental8

Designer

November 2013 - Present California, United States

FAIR Money

Researcher

FAIR Money is a multidisciplinary research collective studying income inequality and household financial management in Silicon Valley. To date this has meant inquiry into predatory lending practices such as payday loans, but we have recently begun investigating student loan debt.
May 2013 - Present Redwood City, California, United States

IDSA Silicon Valley Chapter

Chair

Launching a new IDSA chapter catering to to the Silicon Valley industrial design community.

Organizing and publicizing events, setting goals for the chapter and providing leadership to achieve them.
May 2012 - California, United States

NonObject

Project Management & Industrial Design Intern

Wearing the many hats that a small design firm demands and learning how to bring elegant, meaningful products to market from alongside two senior IDEO alumni.

Researching, brainstorming, mocking up and sketching radial solutions in early phases Formulating presentations, communicating with clients, and creating manufacturing documents later in the process.

Writing proposals, leading projects with little guidance, communicating directly with clients and engineers.
September 2011 - September 2012 Palo Alto, California, United States

Exodesign

Industrial Designer, Contract

Deep involvement in carrying multiple consumer electronic and medical devices from idea to manufacturable reality. Meeting with clients and conducting field research to identify needs, then sketching and mocking up potential solutions in the shop and in Solidworks, all the while working closely with engineers (particularly the great team at Fusion Design working upstairs).
June 2009 - Present Campbell, California, United States

Arno GmbH

Design Researcher

Conducting hands-on ethnographic research of cosmetics consumers and retail environments, then combining the findings into a book of recommendations.

Working with ARNO’s international design team to formulate a design brief for the next gen of L’Oreal Paris point of purchase displays
March 2010 - August 2010 Germany

Solano County Library

Public Relations Assistant

Discovered new ways to promote and innovate within library system serving over 400,000 residents. Worked with librarians at all 8 branches to better understand their needs.

Developed and managed social media and email marketing campaigns, designed bold new signage after noticing an underutilized branch. Created a proposal for a multi-faceted literacy program involving interactive media.
June 2008 - February 2009 California, United States

Education

Hochschule Darmstadt

Semester abroad spent in Darmstadt, Germany

Partnered with German students to develop a solar-powered folding catamaran, conduct design research for L'Oreal Paris via ARNO GmbH

All collaboration and most presentations conducted in German
February 2010 - August 2010 Darmstadt, Germany

California Polytechnic State University

Architecture, Engineering coursework
September 2004 - June 2007 San Luis Obispo, California, United States

San Jose State University

B.S. Industrial Design

August 2007 - May 2011 San Jose, California, United States

Languages

German (Advanced),
French (Beginner),
English (Native),

Skills

InDesign, Keyshot, Solidworks, Bunkspeed Shot, Design Research, Design Strategy, Illustrator, Materials & Manufacturing, Photoshop, Sustainable Design,