October 20, 2014
Jake is a designer and facilitator. He created Google Ventures’ design sprint process, and has run over 80 sprints with startups like About.me, Nest, AngelList, and Foundation Medicine. He’s presented his process to business students at Stanford, UC-Berkeley, and Columbia University.
Previously, Jake was a design vigilante at Google, leading sprints for everything from Gmail to Google X to Chrome. Jake also started Google Hangouts.
Long ago, Jake grew up on a rural island in Washington State, began his design career at Oakley, and led product design on Microsoft Encarta. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers.