Jamie K Leach Design


The human

My name is Jamie, I'm a designer with about ten years of experience mostly in mobile. I've worked on a bit of everything, from branding & creative direction to mobile ui & user experience. But my strength lies somewhere between product development and extensible design systems. 

Currently I'm part of the Search UX Design team at Google, where we try to make information universally accessible and useful (I know, woah!) I get to lead the recipe search experience, and work on developing the core Search mobile UI framework. I am the luckiest; I'm almost always the dumbest person in the room which means I have the biggest opportunity to grow, I am seduced by the complexity of the design challenges I face everyday, and I get to create work that touches billions of people all over the world, every day. 

Outside of work, I love helping friends with invitations or small business branding, and documenting my culinary obsessions. 

The work 

Google, Search: Interactive Designer, 2014 - present

Google, Art, Copy & Code: Creative Lead, 2014

Apple, iAd: Interactive Designer, 2013 - 2014

Ladies & Gentlemen: Partner of Art & Design, 2011 - 2012

MIR: Jr. Designer, 2011

People Ideas & Culture: Art Director Intern, Fall 2010

Freelance: Creative Development & Design, 2008 - always

Digital Media Communications: Graphic Designer, 2008 - 2009 


The education

MAS Portfolio School: Art Direction, 2011

University of Colorado, Boulder: B.F.A. Digital Media & Photography, 2008

ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder: Technology, Arts & Media Program, 2007