Jake is a designer and product development expert. Before Google Ventures, Jake was Google’s design strategy vigilante. He led product design sprints for Google Search, Chrome, Ads, Gmail, Apps, Google+, Security, Commerce, and the 2011 Google-wide redesign. Jake worked at Google for five years as a designer and manager. He led internal startup projects that became Google+ Hangouts and Gmail Priority Inbox.
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.