Adam is Senior Front End Developer at London based digital agency Architect, where he focuses on building complex front end solutions for a variety of clients. He has a keen interest in new front end technologies and tools, with the aim of improving the front end workflow and bringing consistency to teams of developers.
To our wonderful speakers
On behalf of all attendees, past and present, we'd like to thank you for your time, for coming to talk to us and share your insights and expertise. Thanks to you we are now in our fourth year. You are an inspiration.
Andy began his career at Message, a small design studio in Brighton. Here Andy honed his skills as a visual designer and front-end developer. It was during this time that Andy was a major contributor to the pioneering Web Standards movement, culminating in his best selling book, CSS Mastery.
At Clearleft, Andy’s experience and understanding of what makes a successful digital project finds him providing advice and strategic consultancy to clients, as well as planning and troubleshooting projects with the Clearleft team.
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Andy Clarke is one of the best known UK web designers because of his design work and contributions to the web design industry. He’s given more than sixty presentations at conferences all over the world. As well as numerous articles in web design publications, he’s written three books on website design and development including Transcending CSS and Hardboiled Web Design. Every few weeks, thousands of web professionals listen to him and his guests on the Unfinished Business podcast.
I build web sites and web applications. I currently work in the software architecture team at the Guardian. Formerly at Clearleft, Microsoft and Multimap where I’ve worked on projects for the BBC, Mozilla, Gumtree, Channel 4. Sometimes I write articles for .net Magazine, and Computer Arts Projects, and speak at conferences like South By Southwest, Responsive Day Out, and Edge.
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Mother. Designer. Photographer. Knitter. Runner. Petrolhead. Mani-curious. Craftholic. Stationery Obsessive.
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.
Bruce advocates open web standards for Opera. He’s been active in web standards since 2002, has contributed to the HTML5 spec and the W3C Mobile Web Best Practices as well as banging on about accessibility. He likes pina colada, and getting caught in the rain.
Carolina is a senior Digital/Graphic/UI/Visual/front-end/Web designer with more than 10 years in these fields. As you can tell, she is going through a Professional Labeling Crisis.
She has experience working for many organizations such as Brickwall, Good Agency and BBC.
She studied graphic design at her home town Santiago de Chile (only 18 years ago) and in 2010 she completed an MA in Web Design & Content Planning at the University of Greenwich (highly recommended).
Nowadays she does contract work as a digital and web designer at different agencies after she discovered that permanent employment is not for her.
Charlotte first started tinkering with the web in 2009, but her interest really flourished during her studies for a Digital Media degree at the University of Brighton.
He used to work for Opera, was a W3C fellow for a year, and enjoys playing heavy metal drums and drinking good beer. He lives near Manchester, UK, with his good lady and three beautiful children.
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A best-selling author, speaker and designer based in Belfast, Christopher Murphy has founded a number of successful digital startups. A passionate educator and mentor to many young entrepreneurs, Christopher leads interaction design provision at The Belfast School of Art, where he has championed a successful startup culture for many years.
Enthusiastically exploring the intersection of design and business, he is currently hard at work re-imagining the future of design education through a new startup, which he will be unveiling shortly.
Dan is a designer, surfer and occasional doodler from the UK. Currently working as Creative Director of No Divide, an agency he co-founded in 2014. Dan is also winner of net magazine’s 2013 Young Designer of the Year and the co-creator of oozled.com
James has been with Clearleft since 2006, his speciality being digital product design, heavily flavoured by UX and Lean thinking.
At Clearleft, James’s work includes a fundamental change in direction andresponsive redesign for Channel 4 News. New product development, from early vision through strategy to implementation, of Channel 4’s Scrapbook service. New product development, UX and interaction design for Family Nest; and interaction design and prototyping for the What Car? Car Chooser. For Family Investments, James led a cross-disciplinary team through conception, design and front end build; and for NBC Universal he created a framework and architecture for four international channel rebrands (Syfy, Diva, Universal Channel, 13th Street).
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Jeremy acts as the Research and Development wing of Clearleft: investigating new technologies, trying out new techniques, and keeping abreast of the ever-changing world of web development. He also curates our annual conference dConstruct.
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Kaelig is front-end developer at the Guardian, working on the new responsive website. He previously worked at BBC News (also on their responsive website). In 2012, he wrote a book entitled “CSS maintenables” (in French), on the subject of code maintainability and front-end best practices.
Kathleen is an alumnus of the MA Web Design and Content Planning programme at the University of Greenwich. She studied part-time while working as regional manager with responsibility for web at Shakespeare Schools Festival, a UK charity. Kathleen graduated in October 2013 and now works as digital producer at Kingdom, a design and marketing agency based in London.
Front-end developer who dabbles in Information Architecture, lover of design, Ux and Ui. General hell raiser.
I am a “T-shaped Designer”, currently finishing my MultimediaArts study in Austria at the University of Applied Sciences of Salzburg.
“T-shaped” means that I have a broad understanding in various design-disciplines like film, motion graphics, illustration and photography, but at the same time have a deep knowledge in a specific design-field: Graphic Design. This skill gives me the ability to understand designers of other disciplines and eases the communication between them.
Laura Kalbag is a designer easily excited by web design and development. Among her list of ever-changing pet subjects are responsive design, accessibility, web fonts and design theory, but she’s really fascinated by anything in the areas of web, mobile and design.
Laura has been a freelancer for the whole of her professional life. She revels in working with small and meaningful clients, creating websites, apps, icons, illustrations and the odd logo.
CEO at Articulate Marketing and TurbineHQ.com. Writer. Pilot.
Mike is a designer / developer / artist working in data visualisation, information design, web applications and generative design, using a range of technology including Processing, Arduino, HTML, JS, CSS, D3JS & WebGL. He runs a small studio in the South East of England with Polly Vinyard working on projects with clients & agencies including: Kings College London, Chelsea Football Club, Oxfam, Disney, Abbott Laboratories, Lilly, The Away Foundation & 51Degrees. Their work ranges from analytical information design & data visualisations through to data illustration and generative design.
Mike is never happier than when finding a new data source to seed a new design, animation or abstract illustration.
Nicklas grew up in the north of Sweden. For the last decade he’s been teaching web design at the Art College in Belfast. As part of the @standardistas he’s published some books and spoken at conferences worldwide. Last year he moved to London to start up the @rumblelabs field office.
I’m a British graphic designer specialising in interaction design and front-end web development. Currently at the Guardian, I was previously a senior designer at Clearleft, a user experience agency based in Brighton. I also led the design of the webfont service Fontdeck and co-founded Multipack, a community for web designers and developers in Birmingham.
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Peter is a veteran web developer who now works as a technologist and front-end lead at rehabstudio on projects for clients including Google and Red Bull, and in partnership with some of the world’s biggest creative agencies. He’s the author of The Book of CSS3 and The Modern Web, and has written for Net Magazine, Smashing Magazine and A List Apart. In his spare time he ‘relaxes’ by reading voraciously, supporting Arsenal, and going on day trips to castles.
Pui-Ling Lau is a UX developer working in a digital agency called Reading Room in the heart of Soho. During the day she gets stuck in with prototyping and the responsive web. She occasionally blogs and loves creating and building the most.
Rachel Andrew lives in Bristol, England. She is one half of the company behind Perch CMS. Her day to day work can include anything from product development to devops to CSS, and she writes about all of these subjects on her blog at rachelandrew.co.uk.
Rachel has been working on the web since 1996 and writing about the web for almost as long. Her books include the recent Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout and HTML5 For Web Designers 2nd edition, both for A Book Apart. She is a regular columnist for A List Apart as well as other publications online and print, and a Google Developer Expert for Web Technologies.
Richard began his career designing the UX of web sites for Barclaycard, as well as numerous dot com start ups. He moved on to become the user experience lead at Multimap, Europe’s most popular mapping site, which was acquired by Microsoft.
At Clearleft his work includes designing a radical new location-based search for Gumtree, completely changing the user experience for NBC’s PictureBox video-on-demand service, and creating a responsive, mobile-friendly site for Kew Gardens. He is currently redesigning the website for a London borough council.
Richard was named as one of Wired UK’s top 100 digital power brokers.
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Robin thrives on solving problems through code. He’s a Digital Tinkerer, Head of Dev Relations at Pusher, former Evangelist at Mozilla, book author, and a Brit.
Trine Falbe has been working professionally with Internet related things since 2001. She currently teaches UX, interaction design, interface design, (web related) communication and presentation skill training at the Multimedia Designer Program in Esbjerg, Denmark. Alongside her teaching, she occasionally works on (mostly digital) projects as a UX consultant. She has spoken at various conferences in Europe about UX and presentation skills.
Designer of Objects and interactions. Currently design intern at @Clearleft
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