Dev Patnaik is a principal of Jump Associates, a design strategy and product planning firm based in San Mateo, CA that helps visionary companies create lasting product directions to improve people’s lives. Patnaik is a designer and strategic planner with experience in engineering, art design, and business theory. He has worked with Fortune 500 firms and fledgling startups in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Australia.
An assistant faculty member at Stanford University, Patnaik teaches design research methods to undergraduate and graduate students. He also speaks frequently at leading industry forums on product development, marketing, and innovation.