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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Twenty Years

ZURB turned twenty years old this month. That’s nearly half my life. Even at the start of this in 1998, my goal was to build a great company. But looking back, I had no real understanding of all it takes to make that happen. What originated as naivety and a "can-do" spirit, actually became the quirkiness of ZURB and formed our values that keep us moving forward: stay open-minded, build on opportunity, fail fast, make it happen, find wins together and be a coach. It hasn't always been easy, and I'm most proud that we've done it our way. Now, twenty years later and with our team's dedication and support, we still have the opportunity to continue learning.

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The Amazon Effect and How Retailers Can Slay the Beast

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.

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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