Ethan Imboden, Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Jimmyjane.
Ethan Imboden is the founder of Jimmyjane, a design-centric brand founded on the belief that life is better with a sexy twist. He started the company in 2003, seeing an unprecedented opportunity to transform consumer experience in an area of universal interest – sexuality.
When not blogging or skateboarding, Imboden spends his time designing products and experiences to provide pleasure, strengthen connection and create provocative possibility. With a background in leading-edge design and engineering, he brings a unique blend of aesthetic sophistication, technical savvy and business acumen to his work.
Prior to founding Jimmyjane, Imboden spent a decade in brand and product development with some of the world’s top design firms. Under the auspices of Arnell Group, Ecco Design, Frogdesign, Alchemy Labs and Plink, he has consulted for diverse clients ranging from Ford, Motorola and Dell, to Herman Miller and Nike.
A prolific innovator, Imboden is credited as an inventor on over twenty registered patents and applications. He has received numerous ID, IDEA, AIGA, and Good Design awards in recognition of his contributions to the fields of product and graphic design.