Jake Doering - Product Designer

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Hi, I’m Jake. I design software products & services for humans. I’ve been a freelancer, founder, and currently lead product design at Plato.

 
 

Lately

Product Design Lead, Plato (YC S18)
Consulting Director of Product Design, ShopStyle
Product Design Consultant, Tetra (acquired by Atrium)
Freelance Product Designer, Bright (YC W15)
Product Design Consultant, Cambridge Cancer Genomics (YC S17)
Founding Designer, Cassette (acquired by Evernote)

 

Press

20 on the Rise: Designers, a campaign from Gusto, Peerspace, HoneyBook, and the Rising Tide Society.
Fast Company
VentureBeat
Product Hunt’s The Best Product Launches of 2017
UX Collective’s 50 Essential UX Portfolios (2019 Edition)

 

Expertise

Design
Product
Experience
Interaction
Visual
Motion
Brand

Process
Empathy-building & need-finding
Ideation
Rapid prototyping
Testing & validation
Iterating for behavior

Also
Creative direction
Copywriting
Product Strategy

 

About

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Grown in San Diego, I studied psychology & cognitive science at UCLA while working on design with some startups in Santa Monica before moving to San Francisco, where I co-founded and designed Cassette. There I was lucky to work with a small and amazing founding team advised by David Kelley.

Since Cassette’s exit to Evernote, I’ve consulted with technology companies globally while based in California. I’ve been fortunate to lead product design at some amazing companies, including 4 Y Combinator-backed teams. I’ve designed consumer and business products across a variety of industries, including renewable energy, biomedical research, cancer therapeutics, design services, tools for creative work, event ticketing, fashion & e-commerce.

Outside of my work, I place a high value on creativity, learning and relationships. As a lifelong musician I’m always scouring new music and occasionally making some. These days, travel, food, photography, and a healthy dose of matcha and leisure sports (currently: tennis) keep me going.