Designer with passion, Leader by vision & artist at heart.
Jamie Cabaccang is an award-winning product design leader, inventor and artist who is known for creating transformational, delightful and intuitive user-centered experiences used by millions of people, spanning across multiple devices for the various Apple, Android and Windows platforms. Most of the products Jamie has worked on have been v1 products such as Microsoft's Office for iPad, Office for Mac, Microsoft Translator for iPhone and Android wearables and innovating future hardware and software technology for Microsoft Windows incubation team.
Jamie has an instinct to take complexity and a vision and turn it into the most simplistic experiences. She can balance high-level, holistic reason with detail-oriented design. Products shipped have been recognized in “Best of”, “Top Apps”, “Editors Choice” awards and featured in the Apple App Store, TIME Magazine, Forbes, CNet, NBC News, USA Today, Mashable, Gizmodo, Engadget, Fast Company, The New York Times and more.
Jamie resides in Bellevue, WA with her husband, their two children and chocolate lab Kona Bear.
At this time, Jamie is a Design Lead at Pinterest. Recently, Jamie was a Sr. Principal Design Lead transforming design and working on product design innovation for Oracle and she led company-wide efforts inventing future secret technology in new hardware and software categories as an acting Creative Director on Microsoft's Incubation team. She worked with her team using diverse research methods to identify new concepts, innovative solutions and strategic business opportunities. She led customer site interviews, brainstorming sessions, design critiques and uses articulate and creative storytelling when presenting design work to product teams, business strategy and leadership. To learn more about her professional work, view her LinkedIn profile.
Jamie is very passionate about helping others. She is a mentor to several design and engineer professionals and is a manager to creatives. She is a leader in developing the Windows New Experience Technology Creative Women's group and also facilitates "Feelings Meetings" which cultivates a culture of empathy and support within her creative team. She is also one of the first Founding Members of Tech Ladies, a Co-Founder of a Real Estate Investment and Redevelopment company and an active Volunteer Artist for Soulumination, a non-profit that celebrates the lives of children and parents facing life-threatening illnesses by providing keepsake photographs and photo gifts for families. The life-affirming photographs of Soulumination are an enduring, positive record of the child's life, and provide a loving legacy for the children of parents lost to terminal illness.
Jamie attended the School of Visual Communications at the University of Washington chosen as one of the top 30 out of 150 portfolio students, she graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle's Interactive Media Design program and the Dale Carnegie Influence and Leadership program. She also holds a certification in Storytelling for Influence from IDEO U.
Also known as an under-cover Creative Director of some of the largest Microsoft events, a Front-End UI Developer in training, an Etsy shop owner, geekess, natural health enthusiast and certified Reiki Master Practitioner.
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