Executive Design Director, IDEO Chicago
As a director with a focus on software, I help identify and frame the right opportunities for our design teams to create human-centered, holistic technology solutions. Since a growing number of companies now recognize the need to provide digital products and services, it’s a particularly exciting time for IDEO to grow and apply our software design capabilities. My liberal arts background with concentrations in math, music, and art means I treat software, like design, as a creative discipline.
What you won’t learn from my bio:
As a child, I was a voiceover actor for Little Golden Books on things like Sesame Street.
An application developer and design strategist who helps lead IDEO Chicago’s digital experience efforts, Jon Wettersten encourages project teams to push the limits of technological feasibility and supports IDEO’s more strategic projects through their later-stage development processes. Since joining the company in 2007, he’s worked on projects spanning financial services, telecommunications, health, and web and mobile application development.
Jon joined IDEO with over 10 years of experience in the design and development of user-centered software applications and web-related server-based technologies for a wide range of clients and industries, including financial services, retail, publishing, education, and not-for-profits. Immediately prior to IDEO, Jon served as a managing technology partner for a research, design, and development firm where his duties included providing appropriate technology strategies and collaborating with research and design teams on rapid prototyping, among other responsibilities. He holds a BA with a concentration in Fine Art from St. Olaf College, with continued education in computer science at Northwestern University.