CHIEF INSTIGATOR

Bryan Zmijewski

Leading the charge at ZURB since 1998

Bryan

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.

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You Can’t Design Without a Growth Mindset

Design is the rendering of intent - it requires thinking about the future state of a service or product and putting forth activities to make that outcome real. And it’s fraught with failure.  As most designers know, the more creative and forward-thinking the vision, the greater the chances of failing along the way. Thus, the really great designers not only accept, but celebrate failure as an essential part of the design process. 

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ZURB & The Pursuit of Exceptionalism

We’re all familiar with perfectionism. It’s the desire to be or appear perfect, and it’s on the rise. Recent research shows that perfectionism among young people has grown year over year since 1989. 

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Our Fearless Leader

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