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Anton & Irene have been working together for 10 years, and in that time have created the interactive experiences for many large scale clients and projects, under which the redesign of USAToday.com, Metmuseum.org, Zumtobel.us, Balenciaga.com, Wacom.com and SportsIllustrated.com. They’ve also created smaller projects, apps and experiments for clients like Shantell Martin, Karim Rashid, Google, Nickelodeon, Porsche and Red Bull.
Chris is a web designer and developer. He writes about all thing web at CSS-Tricks, talks about all things web at conferences around the world and on his podcast ShopTalk, and co-founded the web coding playground CodePen.
Gemma O’Brien is an Australian artist specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. After completing a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Gemma worked as an art director at Animal Logic, Fuel VFX and Toby and Pete before deciding to fly solo as a commercial illustrator in 2012. Her typographic work takes on a variety of forms, from calligraphic brushwork, illustration and digital type, to large scale hand-painted murals.
She splits her time between advertising commissions, gallery shows, speaking engagements and hosting hand-lettering workshops around the world. Her clients include Playboy Magazine, Nike, Adobe, Volcom Stone, Kirin, Heineken, QANTAS, and Angus & Julia Stone. A number of her projects have been recognised by the New York The Type Directors Club with Awards of Typographic Excellence and in 2015 she was recognised as an ADC Young Gun.
Brad Frost is a web designer, speaker, writer, and consultant located in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the book Atomic Design, which introduces a methodology to create and maintain effective design systems. In addition to co-hosting the Style Guides Podcast, he has also helped create several tools and resources for web designers, including Pattern Lab, Styleguides.io, Style Guide Guide, This Is Responsive, and WTF Mobile Web.
Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York. Her work has appeared on the pages of the New York Times, TIME, and Newsweek, on the covers of DC Comics, Penguin, Abrams and Random House books, on the Gap and Nike T-shirts, and on Pepsi cans.
A Wild Swan, her collaboration with Pulitzer-winning author Michael Cunningham, came out in 2015. She was chosen as Newsweek Japan’s "100 Japanese People World Respects" in 2009.
Jeremy Keith is an Irish web developer living in Brighton, England where he works with the web consultancy firm Clearleft. He wrote the books DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, and most recently, HTML5 For Web Designers.
Marcy Sutton works on web accessibility tools at Deque Systems, a company focused on digital equality. In 2016, O’Reilly gave Marcy a Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility. She loves co-leading the Accessibility Seattle meetup and is starting a code club for Girl Develop It Bellingham. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can be found hiking with her dog, riding a bicycle, or snowboarding.
Paul Boag has been working on the Web since 1993. He is a user experience strategist who helps companies make use of digital to better serve connected consumers. Paul also hosts the award-winning user experience podcast at boagworld.com. He is a regular speaker at conferences and author of four books including Digital Adaptation, as well as User Experience Revolution.
A visionary, Horace is one of the world’s most respected business analysts and renowned experts on complex data analysis. He is the founder and author of the market intelligence site Asymco.com, and also works as an independent analyst and advisor to telecom incumbents and entrants on mobile platform strategy. An authority on and enthusiast of Apple’s business, Dediu also spent more than eight years analyzing mobile software, platforms and markets at Nokia.
Monica is an emojineer at Google. She works on Chrome, web components and Polymer, and has probably at least once broken the Internet for you. She is unreasonably excited about emoji, and will likely eat all of your Oreos, if you have any.
Chris Lilley is a Technical Director at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Considered “the father of SVG”, he also co-authored PNG, was co-editor of CSS2, chaired the group that developed @font-face, and co-developed WOFF. Ex Technical Architecture Group. Chris is still trying to get Color Management on the Web, sigh. Currently working on CSS levels 3/4/5 (no, really), Web Audio, and WOFF2.
Sarah is an award-winning Speaker, Sr Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is also the co-founder of Web Animation Workshops, with Val Head. She’s the author of SVG Animations from O’Reilly and has given Frontend Masters workshops on Vue.js and Advanced SVG Animations. Sarah is formerly Manager of UX Design & Engineering at Trulia (Zillow). Sarah won CSS Dev Conf’s “Best of the Best Award” as well as “Best Code Wrangler” from CSS Design Awards.
Stéphanie is a Visual and UX Designer, a mobile enthusiast and a geeky pixels & tea lover. She focuses on building a great user experience for mobile apps and responsive web sites. She’s one of the strange people who sees CSS and HTML as design tools and wants to fill the gap between designers and developers.
She’s passionate about her work and likes to share her knowledge with other people on blogs, at conferences and with the students she teaches to.
Tyler is a partner and creative director at Cloud Four, where he helps vanquish complex responsive design challenges for clients like Walmart Labs while blogging about SVG and other web ephemera. He’s also a fan of side projects, co-founding Backabit (makers of iOS games Ramps, Lotsa Blocks and Spinner Galactic) and launching Colorpeek (and its accompanying Chrome extension) in his spare time.
Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies.