Sara has an endless dedication to content that matters and partners with major brands, universities, agencies, nonprofits, and spaces in between. Most of all, she partners with clients that care about their users, their brands, and making content work for both. She is Editor @alistapart and writes for @rosenfeldmedia.
Marcin is working as a designer at Medium.com. Previously, he was working on the Code for America and as a senior user experience designer at Google, working with the Chrome and search teams. He also coded popular interactive homepage doodles celebrating Pac-Man, Jules Verne, and Stanisław Lem, and had his hand in a few others. After hours, Marcin researches old technology, occasionally volunteers as a docent at the Computer History Museum, and forces his friends to watch “Sneakers” over and over again.
Phil Coffman is a digital designer living in Austin, TX. He is currently leading the product design efforts of a new and powerful Web publishing platform. Phil is also Creative Director of Element, and the founder of Method & Craft.
In 2000, Jason Grigsby got his first mobile phone. He became obsessed with how the world could be a better place if everyone had access to the world's information in their pockets. But WAP was crap so he headed back to the desktop web for several years. Now Jason spends far too much time thinking about mobile. Jason is a mobile strategist, co-founder of Cloudfour.com and frequently speaks about mobile technology and strategy.
Yesenia is a designer based out of Philadelphia, PA. She has created beautiful, functional design systems for clients like MTV, Zappos, and Iron Chef Jose Garces. She currently works at Intuitive Company, where her role spans design strategy, user experience, and graphic design. Previously, she was a Senior Designer at Happy Cog in Philadelphia.
Gerry @gerryleonidas is an Associate Professor in Typography at the University of Reading. He is a type designer of Greek and Latin typefaces, a regular consultant on type design and a frequent author of books on type design like Never lost for words and Ten aspects in typeface design.
Josh started down the road to professional Web design in 1996, when he was 10 years old. Formerly working at Clearleft, he's worked on a variety of projects at zeebox that specialises in creating responsive websites.
Kevin @kevinmhoffman is an information designer for more than 15 years and the founder of Seven Heads Design. In his carrer, he was Director of User Experience Design at Happy Cog, and Leader of Web Communications Strategy at the University of Baltimore. He also worked with clients like Harvard University, Nintendo, MTV, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. You find some of his works at http://kevinmhoffman.com/.
Patty cares about designing quality responsive websites with performance in mind. She works as a partner at Filament Group and has more than fifteen years consulting experience with corporate and institutional clients, with a focus on communicating complex messages across a range of media.
Patty's expertise lies in developing robust information and communication strategies, including branding, constituent analysis, information architecture and system design, and writing. Prior to founding Filament Group, Patty worked at ZEFER Corp., US Peace Corps, Kohn Cruikshank Inc. and Harvard Business School.
Paul is creator of the jQuery UI and the Aves Engine. He’s working for and with Google – as Developer Advocate on the Google Chrome team – on the ongoing quest to make the web a better place for games.
Josh Payton is Huge Inc’s global VP of User Experience, working on rapid prototyping of concepts, ecosystems, and interfaces. Josh has worked for such clients as Turkish Airlines, Lowe’s, Four Seasons, Amex, Disney and many more in Huge's Brooklyn, Los Angeles and London offices. During his decade-plus of interactive design experience, Josh has acted as the User Experience Design Lead for the home and storefront pages at Amazon.com and as a Senior Designer for Microsoft, Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive and Yahoo! News.
Christopher Murphy is a writer, designer and educator, described by Creative Review as, “A William Morris for the digital age.” He is also the organiser of @breakconf and publisher of @getglyph. Informing his role as an educator, Murphy is a practicing designer whose work spans a variety of media, both analogue and digital.
Peter Smart is a designer, speaker and writer from the UK, working with global organisations to drive innovation through user-centred design.
Peter has a reputation for pushing boundaries and doing creative things with the web, from travelling 2517 miles to solve 50 Problems in 50 Days using design, to co-creating ViziCities: visualising real-world cities in realtime using big data and the power of the web.
Peter is a contributing author to two books on design and regularly writes on UX and best practice.