Jake Kemerer | UX Designer



About Me

I am a UX Designer and Front-End Web Developer currently working at CrowdRise by GoFundMe.

As Design Team Lead, I lead a team of designers in creating custom fundraising solutions for some of the largest nonprofits, corporate partners and endurance events around the country. I have had the pleasure of designing and building custom fundraising solutions for American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, NBC Universal, New York Marathon, Stand Up To Cancer, Unicef, etc.

I grew up just outside of Pittsburgh, PA and earned my Bachelors degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. I met a girl and she convinced me to move to Michigan and get married (she is very persuasive). Now I am a devoted husband and father to a baby boy named Cohen and a crazy german shorthaired pointer named Nala.


GoFundMe, Design Team Lead. Jan 2017 - Present

Designed custom fundraising solutions for some of the largest nonprofits, corporate partners and endurance events in the country such as, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Unicef, Stand Up To Cancer, United, NBCUniversal, TCS New York Marathon, etc.

Designed and developed a demo environment that helped land the American Heart Association to a $20,000/year enterprise subscription.

Developed 15 marketing pages that got over 90,000 page views, generated over 1,500 quality leads for the sales team and resulted in 30+ premium subscriptions at $4,000/year.

Built out the front-end framework for the charity claim flow and new profile pages to help the product team meet MVP deadline.

CrowdRise, Web Designer. Oct 2014 - Jan 2017

Worked with the sales team to design mockups that helped land partners such as Ticketmaster, Tough Mudder, March for Science, Positive Tracks, etc.

Designed and built several high profile celebrity pages for Pearl Jam, The Who, Steven Tyler, Beyoncé, Billy Joel and many more.


UX Design

  • Personas
  • Storyboarding
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Usability Testing


  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Figma


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • SASS
  • Javascript
  • Jquery
  • Git


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, Class of 2009