Jake Fleming

Product Designer

I design products and create things with a lot of personality.

My abbreviated


I always thought my illustration, animation, or music hobbies would define my career. Little did I know, I'd fall into the digital product design world through a series of fortunate events. From startup to startup, I quickly advanced into roles which enabled me to learn a bucket of skills that we now call product design. The things that I thought would define my career, helped me start a new one.

I've also always been an advocate for sharing skills with others–whether it was creating an online course on how to design a game or creating an event where people could learn type design.

For three years, I had the pleasure of running the product design program at Tradecraft, where I and a team of other talented instructors trained over 350 highly motivated and talented people to work as product designers in the San Francisco Bay Area at companies like Google, Facebook, Airbnb, and Tesla.

For more of my work history, take a look at my Linkedin.

My professional


  • I create super polished visual designs (UI).
  • I solve hard problems and have good intuition for how people use products (UX).
  • I write production-level code in HTML + CSS + basic Javascript.
  • I care about the business needs, implications, and possibilities of my designs.
  • I have strong beliefs, but am a good listener who likes to collaborate.
  • I tell stories using both words and visuals, and plan the best way to make my point.
  • I enjoy mentoring and teaching team members what I've learned.
  • I love illustrating and animating graphics when I get the chance!

My ongoing


  • Designercize - A product design challenge tool
  • Idiot Proofed - A font proofing app for type designers
  • Boxout - A typeface
  • Goiters - Another typeface
  • Munkey - A productivity app based on priority matrices built with firebase and vue

My dream


  • Working on each feature from idea to UX to pixel-perfect execution.
  • Polishing each feature in HTML, CSS, and crappy JS.
  • Using data from Community & Support teams to plan and scope the product roadmap.
  • Creating design systems that are simple to understand.
  • Working with marketing to devise new ways to tell great stories.
  • Mentoring fellow designers

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