Jeff Zwerner, Head of Design, Creative Director, Apple, Evernote, One Medical, Factor Design, San Francisco
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Jeff Zwerner
My experience connecting physical and digital channels to launch products and build brands is what distinguishes my work. My business acumen has been built through founding and successfully managing an international design agency over nearly 15 years. It has been rewarding to hire talented teams, design and implement processes, and consistently deliver award-winning work for brands that demanded the highest level of creativity executed at scale and to perfection. 

As founder and principal of Factor Design, I simultaneously managed business development, recruiting, marketing, sales, program management, and creative delivery. As collaborators, we contributed to the work of talented teams at Apple, Coca-Cola, GE, Google, Nike, Steelcase, Stanford University, and a myriad of startups throughout Silicon Valley. I sold Factor Design to Palm, Inc. in 2009 when I was recruited to lead all outbound marketing, PR, design and advertising functions as part of a $500 million investment by Elevation Partners.

Since the sale of my agency in 2009, I have chosen to work in-house as a design leader and manager. I define opportunities, build teams, support my peers, and execute on broad global initiatives while working directly with some of the world’s most mercurial CEO’s. I have managed modest budgets as a sole investor up to leading the deployment of a worldwide brand and advertising program in excess of $250 million. 

Honors and Awards
I have been named by Fast Company as one of the Most Creative People in Business in addition to receiving a nomination from my peers for a prestigious National Design Award by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. My work and the work of Factor Design has received numerous national and international awards from the Art Director’s Club, Type Directors Club, American Center for Design, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print, Red Dot, International Forum Design Hannover, and How among others.

Career Highlights

Carrot Fertility  2017–present
Design Consultant

One Medical  2016–2017
Head of Design

Evernote  2012–2015
VP, Branded Products and Experiences

Zwerner Office  2011–present
Creative Direction and Consulting

Palm, Inc.  2009–2010
SVP, Brand and Advertising

Apple   2001–2003
Creative Director (embedded w/Factor Design)

Factor Design  1996–2009
Founder & Principal
Clients included:
Adobe
Apple
Coca-Cola Company
GE
Google
Nike
Steelcase
Stanford School of Medicine 

Contact Information
jeff@zwerneroffice.com
+1.415.601.9753

Career Highlights

Carrot Fertility  2017–present
Design Consultant

One Medical  2016–2017
Head of Design

Evernote  2012–2015
VP, Branded Products and Experiences

Zwerner Office  2010–present
Creative Direction, Consulting

Palm, Inc.  2009–2010
SVP, Brand and Advertising

Apple   2001–2003
Creative Director

Factor Design  1996–2009
Founder & Principal
Clients included:
Adobe
Apple
Coca-Cola Company
GE
Google
Nike
Steelcase
Stanford School of Medicine