Jared Fanning

Jared Fanning

Designer in Charleston, SC


Deeply committed to creating effective systems that result in exceptional products. I excel at leading digital products and teams, crafting compelling brands, and fusing product and brand experiences. I am particularly passionate about 0 to 1 design, where I thrive in identifying gaps, bridging them, and simplifying complex issues into manageable, actionable steps.

Work Experience

2012 — Now

Pitching, leading projects, and design consulting for clients including Google, LinkedIn, Nike, National Geographic, Oracle, Red Bull, Target, Twitter, YouTube, and Visa.

2019 — 2023

Designer and UX leader for Polaris design system. Working to enable and accelerate UX quality at scale through design foundations, patterns, and tooling for thousands of Shopify engineers and designers, and the open-source community.

2017 — 2019

Lead design on projects for brands like The Verge, Vox, SB Nation, The Ringer, Curbed, Eater, Chicago Sun-Times, and Revolt.

2013 — 2015

Startup focused on data viz and creative services marketplace (acquired).

Managed a small team of in-house designers and a freelance network of four thousand designers.

As the first product designer, I developed the marketplace platform and was the creative director for projects on the marketplace.

2008 — 2012

Lead design for an ETF investment management company. Passed the Series 7 and became a registered stockbroker for some reason.