INTRODUCTION

A great team and product are worth a two hour commute. 

Each way. Everyday. That’s how much I wanted to work alongside people with positive attitudes and to contribute to a truly useful product.

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Jae Ko – Short & Sweet 

Design reviews gave me thick skin, and empathy made me a heart of marshmallow that melts at the sight of puppies and poor user experience. 

Case Studies

See my reasoning and process as I take on complex challenges. 

Redesigns

I had opportunities to work on a corporate site and an e-commerce site.

Branding

Rebranding projects with different deadlines until rollout. Whee~

Design System

A design system helps keep everything consistent and fast for all teams. 

Marketing

This involves both online and offline collateral, so I get to dig into my graphic design roots. 

The team I get cozy with...

Director of Product Design (That's me!) 
2 Director of Product Management
6 Apps Developers (Front End)

Engine Developers (Back End) 
3 QA Engineers
1/4 CEO (as he walks by open office)

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PRODUCT MANAGER

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PRODUCT DESIGNER

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JAVASCRIPT ENGINEER

I've been the 1st or 2nd designer on the scene, more than once.

As an individual contributor taking on both product and marketing, I’m comfortable proactively establishing a product from it’s toddler state. When the product is ready, I also recruit and mentor strong design teams as a manager.

Located in the Bay Area

MY LOCATION

Silicon Valley, California USA