Design is more than what meets the eye. No matter how appealing it may be, successful design needs to perform, and act with intention toward its objectives. It can be innovative or it might just get the job done.


Jared John Rogers

I majored in design at the University of Northern Iowa. After interning for the country's oldest literary arts magazine, the North American Review, I went on to design at MetaCommunications where I worked for nearly three years, creating websites and product designs for a suite of productivity tools.

After three years, I made the transition to agency life as the solo experience designer, at a web development firm based in Austin, Texas. It was a small company when I joined, and I was grateful to wear many hats. I am grateful to have learned the ropes of leading design workshops, cut my teeth on planning future innovations and customer engagement strategies for non-profits, led design execution of the digital re-brand for two powerhouses in the security software industry after a complicated acquisition, and strengthened my broader service design skills. Internally, I worked with each client team to plan their design process from discovery to production along with engineers, project managers and business stakeholders.

Jared John Design began in 2014 (initially part-time), offering full service user experience and product design. I specialize in broader service design: discovering users' experiences, environment, information, needs and emotions and planning their journey through the service.

I am currently available for contract service design and user experience opportunities, email me for rates and times.