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Jessica Gates is a bay area native. She holds a joint degree in Industrial Design and Business from California College of the Arts and University of San Francisco.

As a trained industrial designer with a passion for strategy, branding, and business, Jess helps companies innovate through design while staying true to their brand story and their bottom line. From tech to beauty, she's been fortunate to work in a wide range of industries.

Jess believes that focused research, strategic thinking and quality design result in great stuff. Pushup Consulting was founded to give the people who make that stuff a boost in the right direction. She's particularly passionate about helping companies navigate the often murky waters of designing products and services for women – guiding them to stretch past assumptions, uncover insights, and design what women want to buy.