Jenny Lam is a
cofounder of Jackson Fish Market, a small
software startup focused on making beautiful software experiences that has shipped
more than 25 products in the past five years. Their latest product, “A
Story Before Bed,” is the first (and only) service
that lets parents, grandparents and children record videos of themselves
reading children’s books and play them back as often as they like on a Mac, PC
Jackson Fish Market, Lam was creative director of the Windows User Experience
team at Microsoft from 2001 to 2007, shipping two versions of Windows OS and two
versions of MSN Explorer. Shortly after her departure from Microsoft, she held
the first ever designer-in-residence position at Ignition Partners Venture
Capital, where she advised companies on design strategy.
isn’t running her startup, Lam speaks on design at events like An
Event Apart, CreativeMornings, Ignite, IxDA and Web 2.0, among others. Currently, she serves as experience director on the AIGA Seattle chapter board of directors. She also mentors national and local
organizations like TechStars and Startup Weekend, helping foster the next generation of creative design
talent headed for the tech industry and encouraging women in leadership.
Seattle, Lam founded and organized the inaugural HIVE conference, which addresses design’s ever-growing role in
technology. She raised funding from the most
prominent companies in the Pacific Northwest, including Amazon, Microsoft,
Google and Ignition Partners.
Lam was named one of the top 100 “Most
Influential Women in Technology” by the Puget
Sound Business Journal and was awarded Seattle 2.0 Best Startup Designer in