Jay Wilson Design


About Us

Jay Wilson Design was born out of the desire to simplify the design process and get back to basics. I have had thirty years of proven successes in product development, most recently as Sr Director of Design for Plantronics, design director and vice president with GVO INC, a prominent Palo Alto product development firm. JWD is a virtual company which means I can custom assemble resources to address your specific needs in user research, industrial design, modeling, mechanical engineering, prototyping, and electronics development or to simply provide design leadership directly with your in-house staff. I can offer my clients responsiveness, experience and the personal attention that builds long term relationships.

The best solutions are rarely the most obvious. I begin an iterative process based on an agreed set of criteria, brainstorm lots of ideas, prototype the most promising and learn from those that don’t work. It’s this learn-as-you-go process that gets the best solutions the quickest. Qualified user evaluations can be fed into the process to begin a “looping” of design and evaluation to refine the ideas. My clients are equal partners in the process with all attendant rights for questioning, feedback and creative contributions. In the end it is the marketplace that will judge your product.

Senior Director of Design, Plantronics, Santa Cruz, CA
Vice President of Design GVO INC. Palo Alto, CA
Design Manager, Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, CA
Design Manager, Motorola New Ventures, Arlington Heights, ILL



DAThis firm is an adopter of the Designers Accord


  • HP
  • Polycom
  • Liquid Audio
  • Alza
  • Schilling Robotics
  • 3M

Staff Size


Jay Wilson Design


  • Industrial Design
  • Research
  • Strategic Consulting

Typical Project Budget

Not Specified

Main Office

71 Hollins Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States


Jay Wilson
phone: 650.815.1980
Website: www.jwilsondesign.com jay@jwilsondesign.com

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