About

I’ve worked as a designer, an engineer, and a product manager. While it may sound like a lot of roles, I’m really a problem solver.

I synthesize complex information into coherent solutions, and I’m at my best when playing with others. I’m usually thinking about building products that use technology, sustainability and design to benefit people’s daily lives. While I love thinking and working in systems, I recharge through crafting simple physical objects. You can see some of the things I’ve made here.

At any point, you’ll find me with a tool in my hand or happily running around with my incredible wife and kids.

I’ve been fortunate to have my work repeatedly covered by the press, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, Engadget, Treehugger, and others.

Currently
// Offering Manager, IBM Design
// Mentor, Capital Factory

Past
// Instructor on the Circular Economy, Stanford d.school
// Engineering Product Manager, MIOX
// Product Line Manager, Noribachi
// Founder, Combine Coworking and AwoogaLabs
// Schmidt-MacArthur Fellow in the circular economy
// Alum, Stanford’s Joint Program in Design and Olin College

Contact

Reach me at joe @ jkendall.net
Find me on Twitter @jkendall
Some writings on Medium jkendall
See a resume on LinkedIn