Hey, I’m Jake Zien.
I'm a living thing who's curious about why things are the way they are.
That's why I live in New York, and why I work in design.
What I do / What I’ve done
Design is a way of thinking. I've used it to develop products, software, brands, and my worldview.
A new brand to position an eccentric startup within the Fortune 150 company that acquired it.
"Inventing" the flexible power strip, a Red Dot Design award-winner that sold millions of units, with Quirky.
Defining and designing a broker-friendly tool for creating printed documents, and leading a team to build it.
Psychedelic Graphic Design
Volunteer design work for MAPS, and other organizations that support psychedelic research and sensible policy.
Volunteer web design & dev, branding, and art direction for a nonprofit that supports indigenous Incans in the mountains of Peru.
Things I can recommend generally, publicly, indefinitely.