Our fearless leader has been driving progressive design at ZURB since 1998. That makes him quite the instigator around the offices, consistently challenging both the team and our customers to strive to always do better and better. Check out some of his thoughts here and follow him at @bryanzmijewski.
The past year has been brutal for retailers, with many respected brands closing stores or shutting down completely. Traditional retailers like Sears, Kmart, JCPenny and Macy’s are struggling to find footing and losing customers. It’s not as if this wasn’t expected- Amazon has been disrupting the world of retail the last twenty years by driving online shopping growth and creating record breaking revenue. People call it The Amazon Effect.
Designers, it's time to elevate our game or get off the pot. Yes, I'm telling designers to step up. Because I'm not seeing it happen. What I see now are scared designers afraid to make decisions on behalf of their organizations. Creators and craftsmen struggling to tell other people what works best, and it's putting their own future along with their organization's in jeopardy.
Part man, part muse, Bryan Zmijewski leads ZURB and holds the title of “Chief Instigator.” A Stanford grad and lecturer, one of Bryan’s first gigs was designing toys for IDEO. In 1998 he started what was to become ZURB and has been shaping and changing the way people think about building products through Progressive Design ever since. Bryan has boundless energy and spends his days challenging us to think bigger and supporting us when the road gets a little bumpy. Meet Bryan
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