J F Grossen
ASPIRING ASTRONAUT TURNED CREATIVE EXPLORER
Global VP of Design, HERE Technologies
J is a consummate creative leader. He has built studios, driven business development, and directed digital transitions, always with an eye for the emotional needs of the people for whom his teams design. Most recently, J has made sense of the world through the lens of location, helping HERE Technologies digitize reality beautifully. An aspiring neon glass artist, adventurous enophile, and established musician, J draws inspiration from his wide range of interests and extensive travels.
Following a childhood dream of being an astronaut, J helped NASA create a series of informative animations and video compilations explaining things like rocket engine tests and telecommunication satellite deployments. He has been bringing beauty to complexity and shooting for the stars ever since.