Keynotes

Jeremy is a captivating keynote speaker

What I Do

I work at the intersection of design, technology and culture to add game-changing impact across organizational initiatives and transformations.

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Gruner + Jahr

How do we become catalysts for innovation?

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Zurich Insurance Group

How do we maintain a human perspective in the digital age?

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Bike Kingdom

How can we create a greater level of engagement?

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Stuffle

How can we make buying & selling second-hand goods drop-dead simple?

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Design

Jeremy is a strategic-driven design practitioner.

What I Do

I work at the intersection of design, technology and culture to add game-changing impact across organizational initiatives and transformations.

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Gruner + Jahr

How do we become catalysts for innovation?

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Zurich Insurance Group

How do we maintain a human perspective in the digital age?

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Bike Kingdom

How can we create a greater level of engagement?

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Stuffle

How can we make buying & selling second-hand goods drop-dead simple?

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Creative Evangelist Zwei

Moonshot OS workshop
Human Centered Design collateral
Golf Post iconography

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Jeremy is a captivating storyteller and an inspirational keynote speaker.

Keynotes

Jeremy is an advisor with a focus on strategic-driven product design.

Design
My Mission

Empowering change-makers to tap into the world’s most abundant resource: human potential.

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Joanna Katharina Lazar

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Chris Schaumann

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Alexander Birken

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Jeremy Tai Abbett

About

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 calls home 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.

In 1996, Jeremy Tai Abbett founded design agency Fork Unstable Media where he was the creative partner developing work for companies such as Nivea, Lufthansa, Daimler, and Wired Magazine to name just a few. Jeremy also spent four years as Google’s Creative Evangelist, co-founded multidisciplinary studio Truth Dare Double Dare and was a founding post-graduate at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea.

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Selected Accolades


San Francisco MoMA  ‘Lifetime Artist’

Voted 100 of the most influential people in the European digital industry

Selected Interviews


Inside Ideas

by Marc Buckley

LinkedIn

by Sara Weber

Freunde von Freunden

by Frederik Frede

Swiss Startup Factory

by Virginia Beljean

Stilvorlagen

by Ledün Özdemir

MCH Global

by Hannah Klose

Viðskiptablaðinu

by Ritstjórn

Shift

by Rita

Additional Interviews


Creative Evangelist

Project File 01

  • Client: Zurich Insurance
  • Role: Track Chair
  • Date: 2020

On the eve of Trump’s impeachment trial and Australia’s raging wildfires, the 2020 Edition of the Worldweb Forum was about learning how leadership is in need of radical change. I was brought in to Chair the Human-Centered Design Track sponsored by Zurich Insurance. This involved balancing the desires of Zurich Insurance and the needs of the Worldweb Forum; curating the speakers, organizing the full two-day agenda as well as designing collateral.

The thread I wove through the speakers I invited to the Human-Centered Design Track was their ability to question the status quo. Speakers like CEO Billie Whitehouse of Wearable X and architect Roxy Rahel Guellmeister at Foster + Partners. It’s their ability to ask questions, even if there is no apparent answer in sight, that empowers them to move the needle a little further.

Project File 02

  • Client: Side Project
  • Role: Development
  • Date: 2019

I’ve had a fascination with the face as an interface ever since I could use my eye-brows to tweet or control a servo. When Spark AR  launched I knew I had to try it out and see how quickly I could develop and publish a filter. Taking into account the pervasiveness of  people sharing their identity via smartphones I wanted to empower people to share without revealing everything.

Censor Bar is a simple filter that uses the old-school technique of covering one’s eyes with an opaque black bar. It was accepted, published and has been used by a good number of folks.  Try it out for yourself.

Project File 03

  • Client: Digital Pioneers
  • Role: Design Director & Advisor
  • Date: 2012 - 2014

Stuffle was a mobile marketplace platform that enabled people to buy and sell their personal items; the platform can be best summed as a mobile-first fleamarket. As the founding design director, Jeremy developed the visual language and overall branding as well as the user-experience, user-interface and interaction design.

Stuffle would go on to receive accolades from across several many organizations including: Apple “Best Apps Germany”,  Lovie Award, “Mobile Innovation”, Lead Award  “Webservice of the Year”, and IPDC: Best German iPhone App. After acquiring over a million downloads and two seven-figure funding rounds, Stuffle was acquired by Immobilien Scout in 2014.


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