Jessica Tungesvik, Service Design Intern
I'm delighted to introduce my service design intern, Jessica Tungesvik. For the past two months, she has been an integral player on a major service design client project. From designing and building her desk together on day one to hashing out a vision for the giant role service design has to play in re-shaping businesses that want to grow by enriching people's lives, I'm enjoying our collaboration immensely. She's intuitive and deeply committed to human-centered design, a focus she honed through several previous projects. And she's developing a knack for calling me out when I'm unrealistic about timelines (an everyday occurrence).
Not only that, but she's brave enough to have responded to one of the creepiest-sounding job postings ever: We work at my house. I think she and her parents did more background research on me than I did on her! I don't blame them. Fortunately for everyone, it turns out I'm not a serial killer.
Jess's design pedigree comes from the impressive industrial design program at the University of Kansas. They always make a respectable showing at IDSA's student competitions. She's teaching me lots about design.
Hiring Jess has been the best business decision I've made this year.