CV Q1/2024
Jerry Jäppinen
CV Q1/2024
Jerry Jäppinen

Head of Design and User Research

Data-driven work horse of product design. Straight from the cross section of design and tech. International brands, big and small, make better products better with me.

  • Head of Design and User Research at Visable
  • Down-to-earth design leader and coach
  • 17 years of experience in design and product development
  • Experienced in web and mobile technologies
  • Proponent of agile methodologies
  • Inspired by digital product teams that get things done
Timeline
2022
Head of Design and User Research Current

Design + user research leadership for B2B marketplaces europages and wlw.

  • Lead all UX streams across organisation of ca. 500 people: all product groups, back office, performance marketing, design systems
  • Lead user research and insights, methodology and tooling
  • Manage UX team and recruitment of 12 designers and researchers
  • Develop people for collaboration, design quality and technical skills
  • Change management of organisation changes, strategic shift and major acquisition
  • Drive design vision and initiatives with major experience impact
  • Post-acquisition collaboration with Alibaba International Digital Commerce Group
2021
Head of Design (Interim)

Foundational design for a backend-as-a-service platform.

  • Setup of design workflows and tooling
  • Design-development processes
  • Collaboration with freelancers
  • Product design for BaaS workflows deployments, databases, functions, storage)
  • Product design and usability analysis for CLI product and CLI-GUI workflows
  • Consulting on product management and agile methodologies
2020
Founder, Design Consultant Current

Founder, entrepreneur and independent design expert.

  • Customer projects in developer tooling, engineering, medical field and other domains
  • Customer work in UX design, research, productisation
  • Agile and product consulting
  • Independent R&D, concept and product development

See full project listing below.

2018
Product Design Lead

Setup of design discipline in the product organisation. First design hire.

  • Recruitment and coaching of digital designers
  • Innovation, rapid productisation
  • Design thinking education
  • Product design for analytics, intelligent media booking and automated creation platforms
2017
Senior UX Designer

First design hire for OLX's global tech hub.

  • Setup of design workflows and toolchain
  • Development team integration and handover flows
  • UX design for content quality, trust + safety and payment platforms
  • Cross-team and stakeholder team collaboration
2016
Senior UX Designer
2015
Lead Designer
Omniata, Helsinki + San Francisco
2011
Senior Designer
2010
Technical UI Artist
Digital Chocolate, Helsinki
2008
Web Designer
2006
Web and graphic design projects
Freelance

Education

2021
University of Turku
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Technology
Currently enrolled
2014
HP
HP ATP ­Vertica Big Data Solutions V1, Certification
2007
University of Turku
Practical Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences
Enrolled for 3 years
2007
Finnish Defence Forces
Military service
Served for 6 months

Projects

View full listing of 74 projects at lateralnord.com/jerryjappinen .

Projects

74 projects during 2006–2024