Jessica Y. Wen is a design strategist who merges creativity with positive social impact. Jess honors her creative craftsmanship, cultural sensitivity, and strategic research skills by collaborating with organizations she esteems highly and delivering meaningful results.

 

Currently a design strategist at West— a venture studio that specializes in the end-to-end process of designing, building, and launching purpose-driven brands. West invests in bold ideas and transforms visionary companies into category leaders. In her free time, Jess organizes community events such as TEDxSanFrancisco, and teaches at art and design schools to share her belief that "designers have so much more to offer beyond the pixels".

 

Though currently based in San Francisco, she has lived in New York, Baltimore, Erlangen (Germany), Beijing (China), and her hometown Taipei (Taiwan).

Selected Portfolio

*PDF portfolio available upon request
TEDxSanFrancisco #DareToKnow: 
Design Team Lead
[Attendees: 1100]
 
West: The Future Of Food
Photography and Design
[Attendees: 250]
 
West: The Ethics of Innovation 
Photography and Design
[Attendees: 250]
 2018 
 2017 
 2016 and earlier  
TEDxSanFrancisco #DareToKnow: 
Design Team Lead
[Attendees: 1100]
 
TEDxSanFrancisco Salon
Design Team Lead
[Attendees: 250]
 
West: The Reality of Talent with Jeff Weiner
Photography and Design
[Attendees: 250]
 
CCA Network Effect Event Series:
Chief Curator
[Attendees: 250]
MBA in Design Strategy
California College of the Arts,
San Francisco, CA
 
BFA in Graphic Design
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
TEDxSanFrancisco #DareToKnow: 
Design Team Lead
[Attendees: 1100]
 
Mastering Business Ambiguity 
Event Series, Co-curator
[Attendees: 250]
 2018 
California College of the Arts, 
Design Department,
San Francisco, CA
 
TEDxSanFrancisco 2018
San Francisco, CA
 
Camelback Venture Demo Day
Oakland, CA
 2017 
University of Utah, 
Design Department,
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Brigham Young University, 
Design Department,
Provo, UT
 
Moderator for fireside chat with
Lisa Kay Solomon, Chair of Singularity University Transformational Design
 and Leadership, San Francisco, CA
 
California College of the Arts,
Design Department,
San Francisco, CA
 
LA Women Design Salon,
General Assembly, Los Angeles, CA
 
Maryland Institute College of Art,
Graphic Design Department,
Baltimore, MD
 
Johns Hopkins University, 
Carey School of Business,
Baltimore, MD
 
Audi Innovation Research lab
future of consumerism research,
San Francisco, CA
 2016 and earlier  
Judge/Mentor: Ashoka Catapult Ideas Demo Day, Impact Hub, San Francisco, CA
 
School of Visual Arts,
MFA Interaction Design Workshop,
New York, NY
 
Maryland Institute College of Art,
international alumni panel,
Baltimore, MD
 
Ashoka Catapult Ideas Design sprint workshop,
Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA
 
Ashoka Catapult Ideas Design sprint workshop,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA Community Engagement

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