People To Watch: Jed Wood

on September 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Jed Wood was selected as a Presidential Innovation Fellow for RFP-EZ as part of the new White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. The program pairs top innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate on solutions that aim to deliver significant results in six months.

RFP-EZ is working to create a streamlined process for the federal government to do business with small high-growth companies to take advantage of the most innovative technologies.

This is one in a series introducing 18 Fellows working on five initiatives that are part of the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program.


Wood is an interaction designer, developer, and entrepreneur. Having built experience as a usability expert, he wandered into geekier pastures of writing actual code.

He has spent the past decade bridging the gap between design and programming by creating rapid prototypes and production applications.

Wood co-founded Lime & Chile, building three web applications that were later acquired. Most recently he was part of the Labs team at Gravity Tank.

He earned a Master’s degree from the Institute of Design in Chicago, IL, where he now lives with his wife and two daughters.