Jaime Levy is an American author, lecturer, interface designer , and user experience strategist. She first became known for her groundbreaking new media projects in the 1990s. Most notable projects have been distributed with Billy Idol’s album Cyberpunk , WORD an online magazine , and an online cartoon series, CyberSlacker . 
Jaime was born March 8, 1966 in Hollywood, California and raised in the San Fernando Valley . In 1988, she graduated with a BA from San Francisco State University . In 1990, she earned her Master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program where she was a part-time professor.  She currently teaches a graduate level course on UX design and strategy at the University of Southern California (USC) in the Viterbi School of Engineering .
Her career began in 1990 with the creation of the electronic magazines Cyber Rag  and Electronic Hollywood .  They were programmed in HyperCard and Macromedia Director and distributed on 800k floppy disks . She raises her publicity from numerous print publications   and tv  to increase the sales of these disks in book stores and mail-order.
In 1993 she Worked with EMI Records Where She designed, animated, and programmed the first Commercially released interactive press kit (IPK) for Billy Idol ‘s Cyberpunk CD digipack.  The project featured sequenced samples, digitized video, hypertext, and interactive animation.   She Followed that up with the animated electronic book, Ambulance , That was written by Monica Moran and included music by Mike Watt from the band Minutemen and art by Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rockets .
In 1994 while employed by IBM as an interface design , she started hosting “CyberSlacker” shows for programmers and animators at her East Village loft.  By 1995, she took a creative director position at CMT Icon, where she could focus on the creation of the online magazine WORD .   Non-linear storytelling.   She was recognized as Newsweek’stop 50 people to watch in cyberspace  and on Good Morning America as one of “The Most Powerful Twentysomethings in America.”  
As the dot-com took off, she went on her own as a consultant. In 1996, she designed a graphical multi-user environment called Malice Palace  using The Palace Software. Set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, users could engage in real-time chat and interact with robots depicted as homeless people.  Prints from Malice Palace were exhibited in a group show titled “Channel 3” at Team Gallery in New York alongside Tracey Emin , Erik Brunetti and Pedro Ortuno.
In 1997, her Silicon Alley -based start-up called Electronic Hollywood received an angel investment.  For the next 5-years her company focused on web design, interactive advertising, and original content development. The most prestigious production was the CyberSlacker ,  Flash cartoon series, which won the Flash Animation Award.  She appeared in Doug Block’s 1999 documentary film Home Page and her story was chronicled in the book Gig .   
Not long after the dot-com bubble burst, she shuttered Electronic Hollywood and returned to Los Angeles. From 2002 to the present she has resurfaced as a professor, author, and user experience design strategist. In 2010, she founded her second company JLR Interactive. 
- 2015. UX Strategy: How to Currency Innovative Digital Products that People Want ISBN 978-1449372866
Jaime has published the following white paper:
- The Four Tenets of UX Strategy (2015, December). UXMatters 
- Imagining the YouTube Model for Interactive Television. (2007). In Lugmayr, A., & Golebiowski (Eds.) Interactive TV: A Shared Experience TICSP Adjunct Proceedings of EuroITV 2007. (pp. 270-274). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Tampere International Center for Signal Processing. 
- Six Weeks at the Smut Factory: Inside an Adult DVD Authorizing House. (2003, October). Medialine Magazine , p. 40-41. 
- The Small World Games on DVD: Video. (2004, February). Medialine Magazine , p. 34-35. 
- Studio Pro vs. Scenarist: Is DVD Authorizing Destined for the Desktop? (2004, May). Medialine Magazine , p. 34-36. 
- ^ Jump up to:a b Can You Be a Millionaire ?. (2000, December). Dateline NBC[Television broadcast]. New York, NY: NBC Universal Television.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Huntington, A. (1995, September). These Women Do not Fear The 21st Century. Harper’s Bazaar .
- ^ Jump up to:a Froman, B. (1992, October). Jaime Levy’s Pioneering Electronic Magazines. Mondo 2000 , p. 112.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Ehrman, M. (1993, March). Behind The Zines. Los Angeles Times , p. E1, E6.
- Jump up^ Feature on Electronic Magazine Publisher, Jaime Levy. (1993, January). KCET: Life and Times. [Television broadcast]. LA, CA: PBS Los Angeles.
- Jump up^ MTV News: Billy IdolCyberpunkDisk. (1993, May). MTV News[Television broadcast]. New York, NY: MTV.
- Jump up^ Appelo, T. A Star Is Reborn Virtually. (1993, July). Entertainment Weekly, p. 24.
- Jump up^ Saunders, M. (1993, May). Billy IdolCyberpunkTurnson New CD. Boston Globe, p. 31, 34.
- Jump up^ Coover, R. (1993, August). And Now, Boot Up the Reviews. New York Times Book Review, 7, p. 8.
- Jump up^ IBM’s CyberSlacker. (1994, June). New York Magazine, p. 49.
- Jump up^ Silberman, S. (1998, March 11). Word Down: The End of an Era. Wired.
- Jump up^ Cavanaugh, K. (1995, June 15). Post Focus on a Revolution: The Techies. New York Post.
- Jump up^ Goodfellow, K. So What’s A Web Browser, Anyway? (1995, August 14). The New York Times.
- Jump up^ 50 for the Future. (1995, February 27). Newsweek, p. 42, 44.
- Jump up^ Charles Grodin Interviews Jaime Levy, David Lauren “Slackers”. (1996, January). ABC: Good Morning America. [Television broadcast]. New York, NY: ABC.
- Jump up^ The Most Powerful Twentysomethings in America. (1996, January). Swing.
- Jump up^ Powerful Twentysomethings. (1996, April). NBC: Inside Edition. [Television broadcast]. New York, NY: NBC Universal Television.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Bunn, A. (1997, November 11). Upstart Start Ups . Village Voice , p. 1.
- Jump up^ Soledad O’Brien Jaime Levy’s Interviews About “Malice Palace”. (1996, September). MSNBC: The Site. [Television broadcast]. New York, NY: MSNBC Network.
- Jump up^ Dannacher, Lee. (1999, August). The Big Apple Silicon Alley. Animation World Magazine, 4.5.
- Jump up^ Bowe, J. Bowe, M., & Streeter, S. (Eds.). (2000). Web Content Producer. InGig. (pp. 297-301). New York: Crown Publishers.
- Jump up^ Grigoriadis, V. (2000, April). Cover Story: Generation 1.0 – Oldest Living Alley Silicon Veterans Tell All. New York Magazine, p. 28-35.
- Jump up^ Bowe, J. (2000, May). Day Job: Web Content Producer. The New Yorker, p. 160.
- Jump up^ Stern, C. (2012, September 10). Jaime Levy Discusses UX at USC. TheDishDaily
- Jump up^ The Four Tenets of UX Strategy ‘(2015, December). UXMatters “
- Jump up^ Imagining the YouTube Model for Interactive Television. (2007). In Lugmayr, A., & Golebiowski (Eds.) Interactive TV: A Shared Experience TICSP Adjunct Proceedings of EuroITV 2007. (pp. 270-274). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Tampere International Center for Signal Processing.
- Jump up^ Six Weeks at the Smut Factory: Inside an Adult DVD Authorizing House. (2003, October). Medialine Magazine, p. 40-41.
- Jump up^ The Small World of Games on DVD: Video. (2004, February). Medialine Magazine, p. 34-35.
- Jump up^ Studio Pro vs. Scenarist: Is DVD Authorizing Destined for the Desktop? (2004, May). Medialine Magazine, p. 34-36.