Jolee Nebert is an award-winning Industrial Designer and User Experience Designer living in San Francisco, California. 

Lead Designer, SolarGaps
San Francisco, CA
07.2017 - current
Creating the world's first smart solar blinds. Connected home, IoT, green energy production. 

Lead Industrial Designer, Adok
Paris, France
01.2016 - 05.2017
As the third member of a growing technology start-up, I led the design department of Adok’s tactile projection-based computer. I designed over 350 blue-sky concepts and fabricated 50+ technical mechanical models to showcase Adok’s unique technology. I spearheaded user experience and product engineering teams while fabricating a 20-unit beta production run. I led the San Francisco office, built the company website, and presented to Silicon Valley investors. In under a year the company has grown 20+ employees in two time zones.
- Collaborated with Engineering to create an industrialized product for manufacturing
- Negotiated manufacturing BOM with suppliers, saving over $500/unit
- Helped secure nearly $1M seed funding from investors
- Represented Adok on French National TV in a nationally-broadcast interview

Freelance Designer
San Francisco, CA
06.2015 - ongoing
Over the last 5 years I have helped shape the trajectory of small businesses through design consultation. I offer industrial design, branding, website design, user experience, packaging, and app design to a diverse range of industries. Many of my contracts have turned into full-time employment opportunities, with 90% of my clients returning for additional services.

- Created industrial design and user experiences on short time frames and tight budgets
- Facilitated concise communication with international teams
- Successfully solicited new clients while maintaining established relationships  

User Experience Intern, Argodesign
Austin, TX
Summer 2015
As an intern at Argodesign, I worked with the user experience team to bring client-requested mobile designs to life. I contributed to early-stage concepting, user experience testing, storyboarding, and final documentation. I co-led a team of three to create The Office of the Future: a suite of conceptual products that explored forward-thinking technologies, which were published in Fastco in 2016.  

- Co-led a team of three creative professionals
- The Office of the Future was published in prominent news networks, including Fastco, Yanko Design, Fubiz, and Behance Industrial Design Served.
Industrial Design Intern, General Electric Appliances
Louisville, KY
06.2014 - 06.2015
During a year-long internship at GE I became a dedicated member of the industrial design staff. I assisted in delivering 5 products to market and represented the industrial design department in international manufacturing meetings. I created detailed documentation for overseas production and attended corporate press conferences. I collaborated closely with user interface and user research teams. I was the first intern to be awarded a bonus by GE’s marketing department for outstanding contributions to the team.

- Co-managed multiple products, bringing 5 to market
- Published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal for kitchen concept designs
- Presented at NYCBigApps developer's conference

Freelance Graphic Designer 
Seattle, WA
11.2013 - 01.2015
Created meaningful content for Maker Faire, Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, ActionSprout, and more. Primary goals included "action items," which called the audience to sign petitions and offer support. Many of these banners were shared on social media over 200,000 times. Work also included T-shirt design, way-finding, event posters, and trade show booth design.

B.S. in Industrial Design, Western Washington University
Minor in User Experience
Minor in Art History 
Graduated with Distinction
11.2011 - 06.2016


Channel 2 Télématin
Interviewed for French national TV by Télématin Channel 2 for groundbreaking work at Adok. Watch it here

New York Times & Seattle Times 
Interviewed as an award-winning designer of kitchens of the future. Front page of the Seattle Times and front page of the Food section of the New York Times. Read it here
Outstanding Senior of the Year, WWU
Nominated by faculty at Western Washington University to represent the Engineering and Design departments. 1% of graduates are recognized with the award per year.

IDSA Student Merit Award, Finalist 
Nominated by peers to represent our graduating class at the Industrial Design Society of America's annual panel judging. Placed as a finalist.

President's List & Dean's List
The President's List is awarded to students who maintain a 3.7-4.0 standing over a year. The Dean's List is awarded per quarter. Awarded three years consecutively.

Radio Interview, KGMI NPR
Interviewed for National Public Radio's KGMI Weekly Report to represent the opportunities and challenges of Western Washington University's Industrial Design program. Listen here.

Fastco Design Article
Content created for Argodesign's CEO Mark Rolston was published in his Fastco article "The New Story of Computing: Invisible and Smarter than You." Read it here

Grand Prize for Concept Kitchen Design, FirstBuild
Won Grand Prize for an innovative micro-kitchen design. Awarded $2,500 and flown to NYC to present the concept during the 2014 BigApps conference. Collaborated closely with the FirstBuild team to create first version of deployable micro-kitchen unit. Read more here.
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