I'm a full-stack product designer

I enjoy compassionate communication and collaboration, pushing pixels to perfection with code, and meticulous design work that helps bring digital products to life
Jarrod Zimmerman Design Resume
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WHQ

An agency making beautiful brands, experiences, and products in Chicago 🌐

Roles

Lead Product Designer – 3 projects UI Developer – 2 projects Project Manager – 2 projects

Skills

Product Design Visual Design UI Design UX Design Sketch Project Management UI Development Web Development HTML CSS Sass

Forms

Web Apps Mobile Apps Websites Branding

This is where I currently work.

As is the stimulating nature of a branding and design agency, my projects with WHQ have spanned across multiple industries (from early-stage startups to global institutions) and forms (from simple websites to complex enterprise applications)β€”each with vastly different problems to solve. From our office in the West Loop of Chicago, I've worn many hats – shape-shifting from designer to developer to manager as needed.

For one of my lengthier projects for a startup called Solvd, I led our team's visual, UX, and UI design work for the web and mobile apps – an iterative process with 5 designers (including myself) over the course of a year – and led our team's visual design work for the pre-launch website (I built it in HTML and CSS too). I was solely accountable for the final designs, cross-team decision-making, and the delivery of the mobile app designs. Over the course of the project, I developed a deep understanding of the client's needs, as well as their potential customers, by continuously (daily, sometimes hourly) problem-solving and by building strong relationships with their team members through constant communication and collaboration. As project lead, I presented our web and mobile app prototypes to three of the biggest U.S. companies in our client's industry, both in-person and remotely, which helped them in their pre-launch adoption efforts. This project was one of many providing me the challenge and complexity I enjoy solving day-to-day as a designer.

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MarketMuse

An early-stage startup using AI to accelerate content creation πŸ€– ✍️

Roles

Lead Designer Remote

Skills

Product Design Visual Design UI Design UX Design Web Design Sketch Web Development UI Development HTML Sass AngularJS

Form

Web App

MarketMuse uses AI to measure content quality by analyzing thousands of articles on a topic to help identify opportunities that improve a site's potential rank for search terms. It's an enormously complicated process behind the scenes. But the challenge – and my primary focus as the sole marketing and product designer – was to make it feel effortless yet meaningful for SEOs, Content Strategists, Editors, and Marketers. In my two years with MarketMuse, we went through many iterations, of both the marketing site and product, culminating in the initial exploration of a brand new product built from the ground up. With the help of the remarkably talented team, I created the first mockups (below) for the now-released MarketMuse Suite. These were used to secure a round of funding and to fuel the internal discussions of the next phase of MarketMuse.

Not only is Jarrod a senior designer for web and UI, he's also a front-end developer and helps with product management, including translating problems into tasks clearly and concisely for team members. He works well remotely, communicates well with the team and is a self-starter: he sees what needs to be done to meet goals and can find solutions without needing explicit instructions.

Aki Balogh, Co-Founder and CEO of MarketMuse
Design exploration for MarketMuse Suite – Content View
Design exploration for MarketMuse Suite – Content View
Design exploration for MarketMuse Suite – Related Topic Clusters
Design exploration for MarketMuse Suite – Related Topic Clusters
Design exploration for MarketMuse Suite – Inspector
Design exploration for MarketMuse Suite – Inspector
Marketing site launch – Early 2017
Marketing site and content analyzer launch – Early 2017
Audit tool button exploration
Audit tool button exploration

Weleet

An early-stage platform for coworking compatibility β˜•οΈ

Roles

Lead Designer Remote

Skills

Product Design Visual Design UI Design UX Design Web Design Web Development UI Development Sketch HTML Sass

Form

Web App

Weleet’s goal is to help freelancers and independent workers connect, cowork, and share personal coworking spaces. In collaboration with the company's founders, I helped shape the look and feel of the Weleet experience for both the web app and marketing site. Given wireframes for the user's journey, I was tasked with proving out workflows, optimizing UX, and creating dynamic, customer-obsessed designs.

Jarrod is a talented, ambidextrous (he writes as well as he designs) web and app designer. A great communicator and thoughtful problem solver, he brings smart, efficient and insight-driven solutions to his all of his beautiful designs and is flexible, adaptable and able to work with grace under pressure. On top of that, he can code, which is a huge boon and helps him fit seamlessly into teams large or small. It’s always a pleasure to work with Jarrod.

Jennifer Gore, Founder and CEO of Weleet
Venue – Weleet
Venue – Weleet
Create a new venue – Weleet
Create a new venue – Weleet
Modals – Weleet
Modals – Weleet

Dialogue

A thoughtful conversation platform for artists, audiences, and arts organizations πŸ’¬ 🎭
Dialogue

Roles

Founder Lead Product Designer

Skills

Product Design Visual Design UI Design UX Design Product Management UI Development Web Development Sketch HTML Sass Laravel

Form

Platform Website

I'm founder of a side project called Dialogue. It emcompasses everything I enjoy: product design, coding, the arts, and creating things.

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