Jeremy Tai Abbett is an American designer and maker of delightful interactions between people, machines and culture. Born in Vietnam and raised in Minnesota he now lives and works in the northern city of Hamburg, Germany.

Jeremy’s interest in design was piqued at an early age by his parents (a landscape architect and  psychologist) while his curiosity for world-building was a result of many hours playing the original 80’s classic role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons as well as an obsession with skateboarding. Highlights to the later include: skating in a demo with Tony Hawk, laying down silky smooth smith grinds and being in Thrasher Magazine. Jeremy is now a designer, speaker, maker, mentor, and design consultant.

In 1996, after Jeremy established his own design agency Fork Unstable Media with two friends he was privileged to develop products and services for companies such as Nivea, Lufthansa, Daimler, and Wired Magazine to name just a few. In addition to the bread-and-butter projects, Fork Unstable Media had three projects that were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco as well as a game that enraged the British Monarchy.

Jeremy also spent four years as Google’s Creative Evangelist, co-founded multidisciplinary studio Truth Dare Double Dare, was a founding post-graduate student at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, and was an award-winning creative director at a handful of advertising agencies. He’s been recognized for his creative work in the form of awards which he personally finds rather superfluous.