He brought us The Web Standards Project, A List Apart, Designing With Web Standards, A Book Apart, and so much more. Now legendary blogger, designer, and creative gadfly Jeffrey Zeldman brings us a SXSW panel. There will be discussion. There will be special guests. Quotable insights will fly faster than your fingers can peck them into Twitterific. Combustible wit will fill the room. And in the end, we'll all be a little wiser than we were.
DAN MALL is an award-winning interactive art director and designer. Having worked with clients like Google, Lucasfilm, Microsoft, GE, Wrigley, The Mozilla Foundation, Thomson Reuters, and The Sherwin-Williams Company, Dan has a passion for playing matchmaker between surprising art direction and intuitive interaction design.
In addition to his work, Dan takes pride in his ability to articulate and communicate ideas. He has written for notable publications like A List Apart and .NET Magazine. Right at home in front of a number of audiences, Dan has led client meetings, training sessions and workshops, and presentations to large groups at conferences. Most recently, he has taught advertising at the Miami Ad School, web and graphic design at the University of the Arts, and Flash at the School of Visual Arts.
Dan is a Senior Designer at Big Spaceship, the most awesomest digital creative agency in the world. Dan was formerly the Interactive Director at Happy Cog, a web design agency in New York City, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Aside from work, he is enthralled with his wife Emily, a technical editor for A List Apart, co-founder of Typedia, and singer/keyboard-player for contemporary-Christian band Four24. Dan writes about design and other issues on Twitter and his industry-recognized site, danielmall.com.
Jeffrey founded and is executive creative director of Happy Cog™, a high-end web design agency with studios in New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, named “Design Agency of the Year” in the 2010 .net Awards. He publishes the industry-leading magazine A List Apart “for people who make websites;” has written two books, notably the foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards 3rd Edition with Ethan Marcotte. His Taking Your Talent to the Web, rated five stars at Amazon.com since the day it was published, is now a free downloadable book (PDF, 9.5 MB).
Jeffrey co-founded the multi-city web design conference An Event Apart with Eric Meyer; the consistently sold-out event is widely considered a leading-edge educational forum for people who make websites. Jeffrey also co-hosts The Big Web Show with Dan Benjamin (“Video Podcast of the Year,” 2010 .net Awards); is the publisher of the new “A Book Apart” series of short books for people who make websites, including the best-selling HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeremy Keith and CSS3 For Web Designers by Dan Cederholm; and is a faculty member on the MFA, Interaction Design program at School of Visual Arts.
Jeffrey serves on the Advisory Boards of SXSW Interactive and Rosenfeld Media (Emeritus) and is a co-founder of The Deck advertising network. Before becoming a web designer, he worked as a composer and musician; as a writer for The Washington Post and City Paper; and as an advertising creative at DeVito/Verdi and elsewhere. He lives in New York City with his daughter Ava.
Mandy Brown is co-founder and editor for A Book Apart and a contributing editor for A List Apart. A veteran of the publishing industry, she spent a decade at W. W. Norton & Company, an independent and employee-owned publisher, where her work involved everything from book design to web design to writing about design. She serves as Community and Support Manager for Typekit and writes frequently on the Typekit blog.
For 40 years, working with magazines like Rolling Stone, for newspapers like The New York Times and web sites like Bloomberg.com, Roger Black has been developing ways to communicate content more effectively. His teams have redesigned Reader's Digest, Esquire, Scientific American, the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
Black has been working on web sites since 1995, and was involved with some early influential designs, including MSNBC.com and @Home Network. Now he is design director of Nomad Editions, a group of digital weeklies.
In the last year he helped launch four new companies: Webtype, Treesaver, Ready-Media and Nomad Editions. A partner in the Font Bureau and Danilo Black, both founded in 1989, he works from small studios in New York and Austin.
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