Jason Azares is a Product Designer Working at IBM

Jason Azares is a Product Designer Working at IBM

I am currently a Product Designer at IBM in the Analytics department. My story is about forging a unique path instead of following what I was supposed to do. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago, I spent a few years on Wall Street in sales and trading. Life was good, but something was missing. I wanted to create something meaningful that would impact the world.

I jumped at the opportunity to work at an e-commerce startup in Chicago. There, I saw firsthand how design can make a business successful by solving real user needs. Serious about pursuing a career in design, I studied Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University and built a solid design foundation. Life has been nothing short of an endless learning experience with unlimited possibilities.