Jonathan Yoshida Rowell

An American industrial designer living in New York. Currently design director at Cartier.

Jonathan Yoshida Rowell graduated from Art Center College of Design with a bachelor’s degree in product design. After his first job in San Francisco with the design consultancy frog, he moved to Google, where he spent the next three years developing consumer products, ranging from devices for collaboration, the connected home, to ones with on-device machine intelligence. In 2015 he moved to New York, and is now design director at Cartier’s Retail Innovation Lab, developing new retail experiences for the North American market. The last two years have been focused on implementing a new form of machine learning for real-time jewelry try-on.

Rowell strives for lasting products that seek to elevate life’s quieter moments through beauty and ritual. This site exhibits a curation of work that represents that effort. A greater selection of professional work is available upon request.



Cartier Retail Innovation Lab


Google Machine Intelligence
Google Jamboard
Google Nexus


frog San Francisco