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Apple Online Store. Jina Bolton was on the team designing it. Need we say more?
But we will.
Jina left her job as visual interaction designer and frontend web developer at Apple, and now designs and codes ridiculously sexy websites for Crush + Lovely. She has co-authored Fancy Form Design (SitePoint, 2009) and The Art & Science of CSS (SitePoint, 2007), and you will also find her writings in numerous publications including A List Apart, .Net Magazine, SitePoint, and Vitamin.
This is going to be fun!
Per Martinsen AKA Tied Revolverman is an artist, electronic musician, dj and self-published author from Tromsø, Northern Norway. He has produced and released a vast pool of music over the last 20 years, including electronic dance tracks under his pseudonym Mental Overdrive, chilled-out psy-folk with the duo Illumination/Chilluminati and electropop with the duo Frost. In addition he has scored films, composed for art installations and been comissioned to remix a long list of other artist's work. Simultaneous to pursuing his music career he has worked with many different mediums, including visual art, photography, building installations and working with text through various channels. He is very fond of the Internet and technology in general. His latest project combines most of these rather schizophrenic activities into 'transmedia novel' 'Earthbound - Surfing the Apocalypse'.
Under the leadership of Lisa, Doberman have during the last decade been appointed ‘The Best Swedish Employer’ and established themselves both as a leading interactive agency as well as one of the pioneering service design evangelists in Scandinavia. Lisa is a sought after lecturer about the synergy of leadership methodology and innovation capabilities, and has been engaged by the Swedish government in the formulation of a national innovation plan. Recently she was appointed the prestigious Swedish ‘Service Innovator of the Year’ award.
Nils Petter is a prominent character in the Norwegian advertising industry and has won countless creative awards. He has also received the Norwegian Advertising industry's highest distinction, the Gold Pencil, as well as various honorary memberships in industry bodies. His advertising agency Nordskar & Thorkildsen AS, was acquired by Leo Burnett in 1994. In 1995, Nils Petter established the Internet company New Media Science (later Cell Network and now Bouvet), which quickly became an industry leader. Nordskar then founded Virtual Garden AS in 1997 - an advertising company focusing on online/offline integration. Today, Nils Petter works as a creative consultant – often involved in new ventures and innovation within communication and technology.
Brian Flings focus on avoiding hype and jargon has made him an internationally renowned guru/expert on design and UX for the mobile web. His stated goal is to teach “the tried and true principles and techniques to building cost effective mobile experiences”.
The author of O'Reilly Media's "Mobile Design and Development", has worked with hundreds of businesses from early stage start-ups to Fortune 50 companies to leverage a variety of mediums, like mobile devices, to design for the needs and context of real people.
Brian speaks frequently on the issues on mobile design, the mobile web and mobile user experience all over the world. Brian is also the founder and president of pinch/zoom a design and development agency specializing on mobile experiences helping clients like Best Buy, Lonely Planet and others dive into the world of mobile.
jQuery guru Paul Irish recently joined Google's Chrome team. Before that he was earning his keep developing great front-end for Reebok, Adidas, Boost Mobile, Monster.com and others.
He is also on Query’s Developer Relations Team and hosts the yayQuery Podcast – a chit-chat with four professional front-end developers about the landscape with techniques and best practices.
Paul is also very passionate about typography on the web (@font-face, Cufón ++) and pushing CSS3 and HTML5.
Aral Balkan is an interaction designer and developer with over a decade of experience. He aims to author empathetic apps that create joy and delight and to inspire and teach others to do the same. His latest iPhone app, Feathers, was featured by Apple as New and Notable, What's Hot, and a Staff Pick. It is often cited as an example of beautiful, emotional design. Aral shares his experiences, frustrations, and joys on his blog (aralbalkan.com) and in his tweets.
Matthew Smith is the creator of Pattern Tap, an inspirational website most webdesigners know and love!
His company - Squared Eye - is also known to draw extremely big clients despite their small size. Among their clients you'll find US Postal Service, Fox Television and The Gates Foundation. The secret behind their pull on such clients lies in Matthew's personality and his extreme appetite for thorough and beautiful design of user experiences. Just check out www.squaredeye.com.
400 000 000 users. Chew on that... 400 billion people who all have an opinion on the job you're doing.
Rob Goodlatte has designed Facebooks new user experience. He was also behind Facebook Lite, a slimmed down version of the site. Rob has won Webby Award and SXSW Web Awards and that's not random. He has incredible talent.
Can't wait to hear what he can teach us!
Former Creative Director in Digg.com, Daniel Burka describes himself this way: Aside from obsessing about interface design and CSS selectors, I'm a frequently-falling rock climber, a lazy cyclist, and an often out-of-bounds disc golfer.
Before he helped build Digg, Daniel was a partner in the Canadian agency Silverorange where he designed the Mozilla.org website and contributed in designing the Firefox and Thunderbird brands.
Canadian Burka is working for the small San Francisco based start-up TinySpeck and is spending most of his time building Glitch - a fascinating multiplayer game, playable in browser.
Tove Blomgren is an Interaction Designer at the Swedish design agency Doberman; awarded number one digital agency in Sweden 2010. She has over 10 years experience in digital design, user experience design and concept development from a wide range of interactive services. She has worked with clients such as Vodafone, Time Warner, Swedish Radio, Nintendo and most recently Sveriges Television (SVT).
Tove has done a lot of ’entertainment design’, but she also won Guldägget (The Golden Egg - Sweden premier award for brilliant communication) for her work with ’"The Planet" (infactplaneten.appspot.com) - a website communicating science and research to kids.
Doberman became a household name in Scandinavia when they did a brilliant mockup of "The Ideal Online Bank" for design magazine Cap&Design.
Paul Boag speaks at the biggest UX-conferences, writes books and hosts the longest living webdesign podcast on the planet. He also runs one of Britain's leading web companies. But the reason we've invited him to FRONTEND2010 is his understanding of the process behind making great websites. Paul understands all the little things and how you put them together to make everything click.
Paul is also the writer of the successful book "Website owner’s manual. The secret to successful websites." You should own a copy - www.boagworld.com/websiteownersmanual/.
Creator of Web Designer Wall, Icon Dock, Best Web Gallery og Design Jobs On the Wall
Canadian Nick La was named one of "100 things you cannot afford to miss in 2008” by Web Designer magazine. He has not lost any of his edge or creativity the last couple of years! You might have read his tutorials in Web Designer?
Here's the chance to see him live!
CSS guru Andy Clarke describes Elliot Jay Stocks this way:
Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer with the balls to push the boundaries of design for the web. While so many others are happy to follow old conventions, Elliot makes the future conventions for others to follow.
~ Andy Clarke, author of Transcending CSS
Stocks' work include projects with Virgin, EMI, The Beatles (!!) og Carsonified. He is also the writer of "Sexy Web Design" and has also made a bunch of tutorials for .Net magazine.
London-based Heilmann is also know as a very informal and cut-to-the-chase speaker. He has one of the best scores we've ever seen on Speakerrate.com.
Dan Rubin is a programmerer, designer and barbershop-singer who's as passionate for accesibility and web standards as for creativity and beautiful design.
Besides holding one of the best singing voices in web design, Florida-born Rubin is also a brilliant writer and speaker. He has contributed to numerous books on CSS and Web Standards and have been involved in websites such as blogger.com, Ideo, CSS Zen Garden and many more. Rubin is an entertaining and very knowledgeable speaker, and at FRONTEND2010 he will talk about "Blending Usability Testing with interface design, prototyping and rapid iteration" and share some unique experiences from work he has done with - amongst others - Jared Spool.
Well-organized, semantically-correct, validating XHTML and CSS gives her the butterflies. Fresh, creative typography makes her swoon. Interface designs so simple Grandma can navigate them make her want to sing. Working within a variety of frameworks (She has a soft spot for Rails) puts her on cloud nine. The satisfaction of taking a concept from sketch to launch makes her weak in the knees.
Meagan Fisher is head-over-heels in love with great web design!
That love is evident in all she does, from conspiring with Dan Cederholm at SimpleBits to creating web magic with her own clients. Along the way she has worked with Rails Machine, Halogen Guides, Airbag Industries, Change.org, and MTV.
Kwame has over a decade of experience leading large multi-disciplinary teams in the execution of complex design solutions. His perspective is rooted solidly at the intersection of design, strategy and technology. His work spans service design, interactive, physical product design, and convergent product design.
Prior to joining Adaptive Path Kwame worked at frog design as an Associate Director of Program Management. While at frog Kwame led teams in designing everything from the future of social network enabled televisions to concept cars.
Before his time at frog Kwame worked at Sapient as a Project Manager, and Studio Archetype as a Sr. Content Strategist and Creative Lead.
While trying very hard to not think about design strategy, Kwame wrote and directed for television, feature films, and music videos.
Kwame attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied Philosophy.
She's been called many things - All Most of them nice: As early as in 1997 Molly was named ”One of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web”. she's been called “One of the greatest digerati” and “The first lady of..” both “Web” and “Web Standards”.
Molly herself is more down to earth: ”Digerati? What the &%^k does that mean?”
Truth be told: Having achieved a bit of balance after her midlife crisis, Molly decided to finally get a job. She is now a Web Evangelist focusing on developer relations for the upstart Norwegian browser company, Opera Software.
Earlier in life, Molly avoided a regular job including those silly start-up ventures and chose instead to write a lot of books and articles and stuff on Web standards, and talk a lot about them, too. She now avoids the writing, but for some reason, she can't stop the talking.
Jonas started programming the moment he got his first computer, and after working with .NET for 9 years he has gained broad experience and in–depth knowledge of the .NET Framework, ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight and the C# programming language.
Jonas was titled ”Microsoft MVP” in 2009. The passionate software craftsman often speaks at s larger industry events like TechEd, NDC, REMIX and MSDN Live, where he recently got one of the highest ratings in history.
Currently he is spending much of his time exploring design patterns, techniques and best practices for building rich client applications using technologies like Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight.
Alexander Arnesen has had a long career in web- and IT. He helped build New Media Science and Icon Medialab, the first web consultancys in Norway. Before that he did strategy for Boston Consulting Group.
But when his wife Hege needed help to get her startup - a small chain of quality toy stores - off the ground online, Alexander decided to change career. He quit his job as ”Director of Digital Innovation” in TietoEnator and became ”Married to the boss,” e-commerce strategist and business developer at Sprell.
How he has applied big company thinking and strategy to the mayhem of startup life in a family business makes for a very interesting case!
Anders Norås is a seasoned software developer and speaker. The 'enterpriseyness' of enterprise Java drove him to Microsoft .NET back in 2002. He quickly made a name for himself in the Microsoft community by using his Java experiences to get a head start on fellow developers. Anders was the founder of the Quaere project, paving the way for next new generation of Java based querying languages. He is proficient in almost any programming language, but given a free choice he's likely to reach for Ruby and Rails.
He has given talks at many conferences and user group meetings and is known for talks with few slides and lots of code. Anders lives in Norway where he works for Itera Consulting as their chief technology evangelist. You can read his blog at http://andersnoras.com or stalk @anoras on Twitter.