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Brendan Dawes is a designer and artist exploring the interaction of objects, people, technology and art using an eclectic mix of digital and analog materials, for himself and for clients around the globe. Not concerned with current trends or fashions, Brendan's work is instead born from universal themes such as beauty, simplicity and curiosity.
Author of two books on interaction design, his work is featured in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the Manchester School of Art.
Formerly responsible for creating the design agency Full Stop Interactive and the fake web union United Pixelworkers, Jay and Nate are now serving time at Cotton Bureau where they take whatever money you have laying around and turn it into t-shirts. When they’re not tweeting, blogging, and speaking, you can generally find them at the office arguing about, well, everything.
Martina Flor combines her talents as both a designer and an illustrator in the drawing of letters. She grew up in Buenos Aires and studied in Spain and the Netherlands. Based now in Berlin, she works with a focus on type, lettering and illustration for clients all over the world. She is also the founder of Letter Collections, co-founder of the project Lettering vs Calligraphy and the creator of the series of workshops Good Type. Her work has been featured in many publications and she teaches and lectures extensively.
Over 25 years, Tobias Frere-Jones has created some of the world’s most widely used typefaces, including Interstate, Whitney, Gotham, Surveyor, Tungsten and Retina. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has taught at the Yale University School of Art since 1996, and in 2013 he received the AIGA Medal for his achievements in design. He launched his new type design practice, Frere-Jones Type, in January 2015.
Brad Frost is a web designer, speaker, writer, and consultant located in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. He's passionate about creating Web experiences that look and function beautifully on a never-ending stream of connected devices, and is constantly tweeting, writing and speaking about it. He's the author of Atomic Design, and has also helped create several tools and resources for web designers, including This Is Responsive, Pattern Lab, Styleguides.io, WTF Mobile Web, and Mobile Web Best Practices.
Scott Jenson has been doing user interface design and strategic planning for over 25 years. He worked at Apple on System 7, Newton, and the Apple Human Interface guidelines. He was the director of Symbian’s DesignLab, VP of product design for Cognima, a manager of mobile UX for Google for 5 years, and a creative director at frog design in San Francisco.
Scott returned to Google working on the Chrome team in November 2013 to work on the Physical Web.
Chip Kidd is an award-winning graphic designer and writer in New York. His groundbreaking book jacket designs for Alfred A. Knopf have elevated the form for close to three decades. He’s worked with hundreds of writers, including John Updike, Katharine Hepburn, Cormac McCarthy, Henry Louis Gates Jr., James Ellroy, Karen Russell, Michael Crichton, David Sedaris, Sharon Olds, Orhan Pamuk, Paul Simon, Neil Gaiman, and Haruki Murakami. His first novel, The Cheese Monkeys, was a national bestseller. His most recent book, Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design, is the first book to teach graphic design to children and has over 60,000 copies in print.
As an editor and art director for Pantheon Graphic novels, he’s worked with and published some of the very best cartoonists in the world, including Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Dan Clowes, David Mazzucchelli, Charles Burns, Michael Cho, and Alex Ross. He is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, and his TED Talk has been viewed over 1.3 million times.
Stephanie is a designer, researcher and closet anthropologist with a passion for the many ways people use technology. A mobile industry veteran with a keen eye on emerging technologies, she has worked with companies such as Nokia, Microsoft, Intel, Phillips and the NHS. Stephanie speaks at conferences and teaches workshops on mobile design and strategy all over the world. She is also co-founder and one of the principals at Yiibu, a wee consultancy with a focus on mobile and emerging technologies.
SpeedCurve is a small, smart, international team of industry leaders in visualization and performance. They love nothing more than playing with mountains of data and finding simple, meaningful ways to communicate the vital role of fast front-end performance in delivering great user experiences.
Steve is a pioneer in the world of web performance. Before SpeedCurve, he held positions as Chief Performance Yahoo!, Google's Head Performance Engineer, and Chief Performance Officer at Fastly. Steve "wrote the book" on web performance with High Performance Web Sites, and its follow-up Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, the HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. He taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford University and serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly.
Mark comes from a design background but has always been just as passionate about the code. He founded SpeedCurve in 2013. He is based by the ocean in beautiful New Zealand and has spent 20 years crafting websites and mobile apps.
He is a prominent thought leader in the performance community and popular on the conference circuit where he evangelises the role of design in improving engagement with performance issues. Here is Mark's latest Velocity Conference talk on better performance through better design.
Marcy Sutton is an Accessibility Engineer at Adobe in Seattle and an AngularJS core team member. She co-organizes and teaches Web classes for the Seattle chapter of Girl Develop It, a nonprofit encouraging women in software. Marcy also loves riding bicycles, hiking, and dogs.
Steph is a user experience researcher and designer. In over 15 years of working on the web, she has worn many hats, including a product lead for a tech startup in publishing, and a studio director at a digital agency. More recently, she spearheaded international audience research with MailChimp as an independent consultant. Well-travelled and living on her fourth continent, Steph is also a hopeless BBC World Service radio addict, aspiring literary novelist, once-a-musician, occasional silversmith, serendipitous gardener and slow food aficionada.
Aarron Walter is the General Manager of New Products at MailChimp and the author of Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart. Before joining MailChimp, Aarron taught design at colleges in the US and Europe for nearly a decade. He's a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, and his design guidance has helped the White House, the US Department of State, and dozens of startups and venture capitalists. He tweets about design under the moniker @aarron on Twitter.