Jenea Hayes

  • Practice Director

Jenea is Director of Interaction Design at Cooper. She uses her obsession for what makes people tick to synthesize key details while keeping the whole system in mind. She is passionate about making products easier for consumers to use, and believes design thinking can have a radical effect on business solutions. With an undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard, and a Masters in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford, Jenea applies rigorous thought to each stage of design, helping companies get great products and services out into the world.

Loves San Francisco for the culture, the climate, and the mild insanity.
Jenea is a present-wrapping ninja.
What's impossible for Jenea to give up? The Internet! Please don't take my Internet away!

What I'm Up To

engagement lead

Pioneering the delivery of contextual health information to doctors with Google Glass.

ixd: synthesizer

Designing a simplified system for tracking outbreaks.


Unifying a spectrum of mobile and desktop financial applications. 

creative leadership

Director of IxD 

From initial scoping to final deliverables, Jenea leads project engagements.


Practice Director 

Jenea elevates all of Cooper’s design practices and keeps the team in prime form.



On a personal level, Jenea helps each of Cooper’s designers to manage their practice. 


Amber Alert

The tragedy of bad design. 

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Design Leadership

Jenea is a content creator and lead teacher in this 2-day workshop.

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Designing Culture 

As a guest lecturer, Jenea shares her insights around shaping organizational culture.

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