Larissa Meek Larissa Meek

Larissa Meek

Learning to Love Ideas: Brainstorming 101
  • Larissa has over 9 years of experience of designing for the web and is a standards enthusiast who is well versed in design trends, usability, CSS and HTML. She has worked on a multitude of diverse brands such as Oxygen Networks, Bacardi, Ruby Tuesday, MOJOHD, Howard Stern and Warner Brothers...

  • @larissameek
  • Slides on Slideshare
Lea Alcantara Lea Alcantara

Lea Alcantara

The Art of Self-Branding
  • Lea Alcantara is often hired to kill bad design, with her weapon of choice, ExpressionEngine. She has been an active part of the web, designing and developing for 10 years, and through her efforts, has been considered (on blog list posts) one of the best women designers in the world and an amazing female role model for web designers.

  • @lealea
  • Slides on Speaker Deck
Niki Brown Niki Brown

Niki Brown

Design is in the Details
  • Niki has been designing since she was a little kid - drawing cartoons, making fake newspapers, and planning her plot to take over the world. (Just kidding). Her early interests in design were heightened when she got her first computer, it was love at first sight! She made her first website in 1996, with the help of geocities and word-art. Now the rest is history. Fast forward to today - she's all grown up with a nifty degree that says she knows what she's doing.

  • @nikibrown
  • Slides on Slideshare
Meagan Fisher Meagan Fisher

Meagan Fisher

How to Take Your Designs from Wireframes to Beautiful Finished Products
  • Meagan Fisher is a web designer who works through the night to create simple interfaces and well-written markup. When not conspiring with SimpleBits to take over the world, she creates web magic with her own clients. Along the way she has worked with Rails Machine, Halogen Guides, Airbag Industries, Change.org, and MTV.

  • @owltastic
  • We were very sorry that Meagan wasn't feeling well during the conference. She was able to give a very similar talk later in the year. So, check it out from Build on Vimeo.

Jina Bolton Jina Bolton

Jina Bolton

CSS Organization and Workflow
  • Jina is an interaction designer at Crush + Lovely. Previously, Jina worked at Apple, Inc. as a visual interaction designer and front end web developer. She enjoys making pretty websites, and then she likes writing and speaking about it. Jina co-authored Fancy Form Design and The Art & Science of CSS; she also was an expert reviewer and wrote the foreword for Sexy Web Design.

  • @jina
  • Jina's slides are no longer online, but you can see her give a similar talk at Fronteers on Vimeo.

Sarah Parmenter Sarah Parmenter

Sarah Parmenter

Principles of UI Design
  • Sarah was brought up on computers from an early age and always knew her career would be in IT. The story of exactly how she came to be a web designer is a long-winded one, and quite surreal, but in 2003 she took the plunge and started her own business, and hasn't looked back since.

  • @sazzy
Adelle Charles Adelle Charles

Adelle Charles

Fuel Your Brand
  • As Chief Creative Officer, Adelle oversees the creative and strategic direction of Fuel Brand, Inc., which she co-founded with her partner Joshua Smibert. A designer and entrepreneur at heart, Adelle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from RIT and has won various awards for her past work in television.

  • @adellecharles