anthony jakubiak

Attended Spanish Immersion school

Co-founded student group

to build wind turbines

Pivoted to design school and took first IDEO-taught class

myWater concept highlighted in FastCompany

Led first co-innovation workshop with executives

Taught first studio design course to undergraduates

1992

2009

2006

2011

2013

Pursued engineering at

the University of Minnesota

Co-founded my

first start-up in India

First design concept considered patentable by P&G

Featured in a USA

Network commercial

2015

2017

Product launch led to

+18M Twitter impressions

I'm a senior leader, guiding organizations and driving design. I live at the intersection of human needs and technological capabilities, from devices, to digital experiences, to the services that enable them.

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ABILITIES

PROJECT LEADERSHIP ON CLIENT PROGRAMS

I lead major design projects, managing design resources and coaching clients through the design process from initial strategy and scoping to final implementation.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

I have experience driving hiring and new talent development while providing mentorship to junior team members and running programs to build high-performance design teams.

HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

I leverage my human-centered design mindset and its methods and tools to re-frame problems, imagine new possibilities, and rally stakeholders. 

TECHNICAL DESIGN SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite // Premier Pro // Axure // Keynote For Prototyping // Arduino

WORK EXPERIENCE

SENIOR DESIGN LEAD @ SAP DESIGN

SAP // CURRENT

The Design & Co-Innovation Center is SAP Design's award winning global design studio that provides end-to-end design and innovation services. I work across the spectrum from design execution, to building and cultivating a design team cultures, and am responsible for enterprise wide innovation and product experience design across 25 lines of business.


responsibilities: Project lead on client programs // Hiring and new talent development lead // Provide mentorship to 6 junior team members // Design Strategy // Service Design // UX Strategy // Ethnographic concept exploration // Design workshop development and facilitation (for audiences up to the chief executive level) // Business development

projects span: design for healthcare, sports and entertainment, automotive, consumer products, public sector, retail and supply chain.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR @ NORTHWESTERN

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SEGAL DESIGN INSTITUTE // CURRENT

I teach Human-Centered Service Design, a semester long studio course offered to undergraduates at Northwestern's SF campus. We cover the fundamentals of Service Design with a focus on experiential learning in design innovation, digital communication, and the intersection of technology and culture.

HONORS & AWARDS

CORE 77 AWARD

Core 77 - For Strategy & Research, Service Design // 2017

IDEA AWARD

International Design Excellence Awards - For Design Strategy // 2017

JAMES DYSON AWARD NATIONAL WINNER

James Dyson Foundation // 2013

FEATURED IN USA NETWORK COMMERCIAL

USA Network Character With A Cause Initiative // 2013

KELLOGG INNOVATION NETWORK GLOBAL PRIZE

Kellogg School of Management // 2012

DYSON SCHOLAR

James Dyson Foundation // 2012

ACARA VENTURE COMPETITION WINNER

Acara Institute // 2010

* I've also been honored in having my past work featured in FastCompany, Mashable, PSFK, Chicago Sun Times, Motherboard

SENIOR EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

SAP LABS - SAP DESIGN // 2015 - 2016

EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

SAP LABS - SAP DESIGN // 2013 - 2015

DESIGN STRATEGY FREELANCER @ TBD INNOVATION

TBD INNOVATION // 2013

 

Provided design strategy around emerging technologies within the CPG space to identify the next billion dollar whitespace opportunity for a Fortune 50 client.

INTERACTION DESIGNER @ ORACLE HEALTH

ORACLE CORPORATION HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES // 2013

 

Worked at the intersection of design strategy and interaction design for over 50 products and services spanning clinical R&D to care delivery.

EDUCATION

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

SEGAL DESIGN INSTITUTE | EVANSTON, IL

 

M.S. Engineering Design & Innovation // 2012

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING | MINNEAPOLIS, MN

 

Bachelor in Civil Engineering // 2011

DESIGN INSTRUCTOR @ INTEL

INTEL CORPORATION // SUMMER 2012

Taught the human-centered design process and methods to undergraduate engineers interning for Intel’s Ultimate Engineering Experience.

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN @ U.S. GOVERNMENT

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR // 2009

 

Worked for the U.S. Government performing design cost estimation for National Wildlife Refuge assets valued at just under $3 Billion.

PLANT GENETICS RESEARCHER @ U OF MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA DEPT. OF AGRONOMY & PLANT GENETICS // 2006 - 2011

 

Researched and mapped gene populations of barley and wheat - RNA/DNA extraction, PCR Animation, tissue cultures, fieldwork. 

*in my free time i like produce videos for Vimeo, ski, play tennis/soccer, and museum hop

ABILITIES

HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

My gradaute program was grounded in design thinking which I now utilize with our clients to re-frame problems, imagine new possibilities for the future and to rally together stakeholders.

 

STORYTELLING

I use visual storytelling to connect people with ideas, at a human level. I am a self-made communications designer and fluent in the Adobe Creative Suite and Axure 

 

ENGINEERING

I have an engineering background grounded in mechanical design with strong analytical skills. I have experience with CAD, Arduino, and rapid prototyping.

 

INTERNATIONAL LENS

My international project experience has given me a unique lens and an ability to fit problems into context. I have travelled to over 23 countries since 2008.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

SENIOR DESIGN LEAD @ SAP DESIGN

SAP LABS // CURRENT

At SAP Design's Design & Co-Innovation Center we are a global design studio that provides end-to-end design and innovation services backed by SAP technologies. As a Senior Experience Designer and Project Lead I support enterprise wide innovation and product experience design for SAP's largest strategic customers across 25 industries.

 

 

EXPERIENCE DESIGNER @ SAP LABS

SAP DESIGN & CO-INNOVATION CENTER // FALL 2013 - SPRING 2015

 

INTERACTION DESIGNER @ ORACLE HEALTH

ORACLE CORPORATION HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES // 2013

 

I worked at the intersection of design strategy and interaction design for over 50 products and services spanning clinical R&D to care delivery and created engaging and delightful experiences that provided meaning to products in Oracle's Healthcare & Life Sciences division.

 

DESIGN INSTRUCTOR @ INTEL

INTEL CORPORATION // SUMMER 2012

 

As a contract designer for the summer while in graduate school, I taught the human-centered design process and methods to undergraduate engineers interning for Intel’s Ultimate Engineering Experience.

 

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN @ U.S. GOVERNMENT

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR // 2009

 

While completing my civil engineering degree, I worked for the U.S. Government performing design cost estimation associated with the Real Property Asset Inventory for the National Wildlife Refuge System valued at just under $3 Billion.

 

PLANT GENETICS RESEARCHER @ U OF MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY & PLANT GENETICS // 2006 - 2011

 

While completing my Bachelors Degree I worked year-round at a transgenic plant laboratory assisting in research and gene mapping of barley and wheat populations - RNA/DNA extraction, PCR Animation, tissue cultures, fieldwork. 

 

HONORS

JAMES DYSON AWARD NATIONAL WINNER

JAMES DYSON FOUNDATION // 2013

 

U.S. National Winner for the design of myWater, a product I created which delivers real-time feedback about household water consumption.

 

KELLOGG INNOVATION NETWORK GLOBAL PRIZE

KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT // 2012

 

Our interdisciplinary team attracted over $16K to advance our non-profit venture of mobile pediatric technology in Uganda as finalists for KIN Prize 2012. (Kellogg's $100,000 Action Plan Competition)

 

ACARA CHALLENGE VENTURE COMPETITION WINNER

ACARA INSTITUTE // 2010

 

Our social venture BioServ was named the Clean Energy

Winner and received funding to launch our venture in India.

 

 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

SEGAL DESIGN INSTITUTE | EVANSTON, IL

 

M.S. Engineering Design & Innovation // 2012

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING | MINNEAPOLIS, MN

 

Bachelor in Civil Engineering // 2011

 

EDUCATION

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR @ NORTHWESTERN

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SEGAL DESIGN INSTITUTE // CURRENT

 

I teach Human-Centered Service Design, a semester long studio course offered to undergraduates at Northwestern's SF campus. We cover the fundamentals of Service Design with a focus on experiential learning in design innovation, digital communication, and the intersection of technology and culture.

*in my free time i like produce videos for Vimeo, ski, play tennis/soccer, and museum hop