Hillel worked for Microsoft from mid-1997 to late 2006 as a program manager, a product unit manager, and all the positions in between. While at Microsoft he helped ship Internet Explorer for the Macintosh, several versions of MSN Explorer, and the Windows Vista User Experience. Hillel built the user experience discipline in those organizations to a level of expertise and accomplishment that helped deliver a new level of polished and usable products from Microsoft. After the Vista user experience had been conceived and designed he founded the team that incubated and released several versions of Microsoft Max.
Before striking out on her own with Jackson Fish Market, Jenny worked at Microsoft from 2001–2007 as Creative Director of the Windows User Experience team. She currently serves on the AIGA National Board of Directors and works with national and local organizations including TechStars and Startup Weekend, to foster the next generation of creative design talent headed for the tech industry. She was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Technology by the Puget Sound Business Journal, awarded Seattle 2.0 Best Startup Designer, and recently named a “40 under 40″ Business Leaders Honoree.