Shaun Modi Joins Jelly
We are thrilled to announce that Shaun Modi, a celebrated leader at the intersection of technology and design, is joining Jelly as our Chief Creative Officer. Shaun’s experience, seniority, and approach will become instrumental at the broadest company level and tiny product details
With a degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design, Modi has set the creative vision for large scale products at Airbnb, Google, NASA, Motorola, Nokia and his own startup, DailyModi. He is known for his highly collaborative approach—a perfect match for the Jelly team.
Shaun joins us most recently from Airbnb where he served as the lead designer inventing the future of travel, discovery, hosting, search, mobile, customer experience, and growth. His influence through design at Airbnb was instrumental in fueling the company’s hyper growth between 2012 and 2014.
Before Airbnb, Modi lead the design of Google+, and contributed to the look and feel of both Maps and Chrome at Google. Early in his career, Modi worked with the Habitability Design Group at NASA for a 2020 moon mission. Prior to NASA, Modi developed early multi-touch wearables for Nokia.
Shaun has actively used Jelly since we launched. He came to a talk I did in San Francisco and something clicked for him—he became convinced that Jelly has the potential to reinvent the way we understand the world around us. We met for a long lunch and I knew he was right for Jelly. We made him an offer.
Shaun accepted saying, “I’m joining Jelly because I respect the team, the product, and the company vision. Building services that empower people to help one another is directly in line with what motivates me as a designer.” He also said the warmth and energy of our team is palpable in our product.
With Shaun aboard, design thinking will be instrumental in how we develop the experiences to accomplish our goals. At Jelly, Shaun’s objective is to build a culture of design. This means more than product design—it means designing the way we design. We’re lucky and excited to welcome Shaun to our team.
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