Jeff is a user experience designer based in Silicon Valley. His approach combines new design and technology trends with research and validation. He is a talented designer, a great communicator, and a reliable freelancer.
Collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team of UX software engineers, interaction designers, and mechanical and hardware engineers to imagine and prototype future interaction concepts for car interiors.
Researched, designed, prototyped, and implemented artificial intelligence, bot, and voice-assistant interaction in Mercedes-Benz research and show cars.
Designed solutions for dynamically creating and updating non-verbal context in voice interaction.
Designed solutions for teaching a voice agent to extract a combination of names, titles, and descriptions referenced in a single utterance.
Designed solutions for taking an indirect reference made by the user and assigning it to an object with the help of prepositions.
2014 - 2015
Established the vision, built a team of 6 engineers, designed the product, and met with investors.
Graduated from Hackcelerator, gained $120,000 in pre-seed investment, pioneered a successful pilot program in Sacramento, and established a corporate partnership with Midea Group.
Jeff is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program.
This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high
quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are
looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Jeff
shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every
week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making
it in the industry.