Jared Zimmerman


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Wikimedia FoundationSan Francisco, CA

Director of User Experience - 2013/2015Growing, leading, mentoring, and managing Wikimedia Foundation’s user experience team. Working with community members and a team of talented product managers, developers and legal professionals to improve the usability, functionally, and aesthetics of the foundation and its projects.

AutodeskSan Francisco, CA

Principal Interaction Designer - 2009/2013Collaborated with engineers, visual artists, and user experience researchers to create new software solutions for architecture and design professionals with the platform solutions & emerging business team.

Ammunition Group San Francisco, CA

Senior Interaction Designer - 2008/2009 Led teams to design on-screen and physical interfaces, interactions, and processes for industry leaders. Managed visual designers and developers to translate wireframes and interactions into final products. Worked with clients to understand user needs through ethnographic research.

MetaDesign San Francisco, CA

Interaction Designer - 2007/2008 Worked with major software, web, and consumer goods companies on advanced user experience design projects. Audited existing user experiences, systems, and process in order to streamline them through new task flows and visual systems. Created screeners and moderated user testing sessions.


Lead Experience Design Consultant - 2008 Led team designing location-based mobile map application. Worked with information architect to create a seamless experience for various mobile devices with different input methods. Directed visual designer to create an experience that was both visually rich and appropriate.

PUNCHCUT San Francisco, CA

Consultant Designer - 2005/2006 Designed for the small screen with top tier mobile providers and MVNOs. Created visual reference guides, icons and skins for mobile interfaces. Ported designs between varying mobile handsets.

Microsoft Research

International Design Expo - 2005
Competition : Winner with Matt Grigsby for prescription medication distribution system

Bas Jacobs + Underware

TwoForAll : Type Design - 2005
Competition : Winner with Brandon Kauffman for modular type design

Zona Retiro

Disparos Anonimos - 2012
Publication : Selected photography featured, Publicaciones Zona Retiro S.L.

Huffington Post

The 50 Best Bars In The World - 2011
Publication : Selected photography featured, TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Travel + Leisure Magazine

Worlds Ugliest Airports - 2010
Publication : Selected photography featured, American Express Publishing Corporation

The Web Index

Influential Web Design - 2007
Publication : Selected works featured,
Pepin Press, Amsterdam