Jessica Floeh is an award-winning design researcher who partners with clients to improve patient experiences. She is honored to have received accolades from renown health institutions such as The Mayo Clinic and AARP as well as opportunities to work with talented teams, formerly as Lead Healthcare Experience Designer at Intel.
She has a background in interactive design and digital media, and graduated valedictorian with her MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons The New School For Design. Her innate creativity and decades of living with Type 1 Diabetes launched her on the path toward exploring and improving health experiences through design. Jessica began Hanky Pancreas during her graduate thesis researching psychosocial factors of medical device design. Her work has been featured on CNN, Diabetes Forecast Magazine, NPR, among others.
Jessica was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age four and after many years of injections she started using an insulin pump. While her medical health improved, she struggled with the wearability of the device. During her thesis research, she found her story was similar to many other women and began conceptualizing a way to improve the experience for them, in terms of comfort and confidence.
Jessica is a St. Louis native, currently based in Baltimore.