With an entrepreneurial background in leading-edge design and engineering, Ethan Imboden founded Jimmyjane in 2003, seeing an opportunity to leverage his integrated design philosophy to radically transform consumer experience within a category of nearly universal interest.
Prior to founding Jimmyjane, Imboden spent over 10 years in brand and product development with some of the world’s top design firms. Under the auspices of the Arnell Group, Ecco Design, Frogdesign, Alchemy Labs and Plink, Imboden has consulted for diverse clients such as Ford, Motorola, Dell, Herman Miller and Nike. In recent years, Imboden has received more than ten ID, IDEA, AIGA, and Good Design awards in recognition of his contributions to the fields of product and graphic design. A prolific innovator, he is listed as an inventor on over twenty registered patents and applications.
Early in his career, Imboden worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he collaborated on the development of an ultra high speed DNA sequencer and other cutting-edge automated lab instrumentation for the Human Genome Project. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins and his Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.