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I'm Jonnie

Hello,

I'm a Product Design Leader & DEIB Advocate that leads a global multi-disciplinary design team at Lenovo. I'm passionate about building diverse teams that design inclusive and ethical technologies for everyone.

My team's focus is to design meaningful hardware and software experiences for Lenovo's incubation businesses that use new and emerging technologies. Over the past few years, we've launched some of the world's most innovative solutions including the ThinkReality A6, ThinkReality A3, ThinkSmart View, ThinkSmart Hub, and ThinkSmart Manager. My team includes senior managers, human factors engineers, UX designers, interaction and motion designers, UX researchers, scientists, prototypers, and developers.

Prior to Lenovo, I managed a 35-year-old print and design company, Arrow Reprographics, where we doubled our revenue in 18 months. In 2016, we sold the business to a competitor. Before small business ownership, I launched several startups while pursuing my MBA at the University of Texas at Austin. My concentration was at the intersection of design and business strategies.​

I started my career at Johnson & Johnson designing medical devices for the most complex joint replacement solutions on the planet. During my time there, I designed more than 1600 instruments as a Lead Industrial Designer and Human Factors Engineer and received several patents for my work. I helped launch Attune Total Knee Replacement System and Attune Revision Knee Replacement System, two of the largest joint replacement projects ever developed.

I recently completed my Masters at Harvard University in Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology where I focused on the intersection of DEIB, design, and emerging technologies. This concentration allowed me to take courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT Media Lab, and Harvard Business School.

Outside of work, I enjoy running, writing, and playing board games with my family. I also mentor new designers and teach UX across various platforms and classrooms.

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2006 - 2010

University of Notre Dame

BA: Pre-Medicine & Industrial Design

ISLA Grant Recipient

2010 - 2015

Johnson & Johnson

Lead Industrial Designer

Human Factors Engineer

2012 - Present

Moi

Founder & President

2014 - 2016

Arrow Reprographics

Business Owner

2014 - 2016

University of Texas at Austin

MBA

2016 - Present

Lenovo

Senior Manager

User Experience Design

2020 - Present

DesignLab / Designed / ADPList

2021 - 2022

Mentor & Coach

Harvard University

Ed.M

Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology

2021 - Present

MIT

Cross-Registrant: Tangible Interfaces MAS.834

Future Investment in Talent

Founder

Incubated at Harvard iLab

Harvard Business School

Cross-Registrant: Strategy and Technology

RECENT AWARDS

Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2021

2022 CES Award

2021 Red Dot Award (2)

2021 Good Design Award (2)

2021 iF Design Award (2)

2021 UX Design Awards Nominations (2)

2021 CES Award

2020 Good Design Award

2020 IF Design Award

2019 Red Dot Award

2019 IDEA

Lenovo Best Commercial Team Award

Lenovo CTO Team Award

PATENTS (62)

Grants: 35

Applications Pending: 27

Patents held in various areas including AR, VR, XR, 3D Virtualization, Workplace Collaboration, Hybrid Work, AI, Speech, Voice, Medical Devices, Surgical Techniques, Surgical Approaches & Workflows

EXPERIENCE

Design: Industrial Design, 3D Modeling (CAD), Prototyping, Rendering, Sketching, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Usability, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI) Design, Graphic Design, Design Thinking, Infographics, Branding, Master Brand Strategy, Wireframing, App Design, Software Design, Website Design

Research: Customer Insights, Design and User Research, Ethnography, Voice of Customer (VoC), Behavior of Customer (BoC), Customer Personas, User Studies, Mixed Methods Research

Marketing: Product Management, Project Management, Product Owner, Strategic Marketing, SEO, Big Data, Market Research & Analytics

Hobbies: Running, Writing, Starbucks Mug Collecting, and Telling Unsolicited Dad Jokes

CREATIVE TOOLS

Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

After Effects

Premier Pro

Adobe XD

Proto.io

InVision

Sketch

Figma

Axure

OmniGraffle

Miro

Notion

Mural

Blender

Unity

Coggle

SOFTWARE & LANGUAGES

Microsoft Office 365:

Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Microsoft Project

Stat Tools

@Risk

R Studio

Siemens NX

Bunkspeed Shot

HTML / CSS

SQL

Python

Google AdWords

Google Analytics

Facebook Ads

Intuit Quickbooks

Tableau

Jira

Confluence