Hi, I'm Jeff Wain.

I'm a Chicago-based designer who specializes in helping teams understand, explore, and deliver approachable solutions to complex design challenges.

My background

I've spent 15+ years across the technology industry bringing ideas to reality. I lead end-to-end product design efforts across organizations, guiding teams through early exploration and research on to delivery and future growth. My focus lately is building design teams' support networks to help designers do their best work, and identifying and creating opportunities for design, process improvement, and cross-team collaboration.

I'm a multi-disciplinary interaction designer with experience leading design and design teams through projects spanning finance, SaaS, service design, enterprise software, design systems, consumer electronics, and wearables.

I've worked with
I've worked for
2022 - Present
Hologram Startup IoT Connectivity

Principal Product Designer

2017 - 2022
Northern Trust Enterprise Finance

VP, Experience Design Lead

Paylocity Startup Human Resources

UX Lead

2012 - 2015
gravitytank Consulting Innovation

Interaction Design Lead

2010 - 2012
Indiana University, Bloomington

M.S. Human-Computer Interaction Design

Adaptive Path Consulting Interaction

Interaction Design Summer Associate

2007 - 2011
National Marketing Resources Marketing

Software Engineer, UI

2003 - 2007
William Jewell College

B.A. Web Design and Development (Self-Designed)

Kanda University for International Studies

Minor, Japanese Area Studies

2005, 2006
Cerner Enterprise Healthcare

Software Engineering Intern, Blood Bank, PowerChart

2001 - 2017

Designer / Web Developer