Our Story

Completing 100 design projects every year gives us unique perspectives and insights you can’t find anywhere else.

Bryan Zmijewski

Leading the charge at ZURB since 1998, our fearless leader has been driving progressive design as part of our DNA. That makes him quite the instigator around the offices, consistently challenging both the team and our customers to always strive for excellence.

Bryan is ZURB’s original mid-westerner, growing up in Minnesota and finally trekking to California when he was accepted into Stanford University. Not only did Bryan make it out of Stanford with a degree in product design, but the university eventually asked him back to teach in the Product Design Department. Besides teaching at Stanford for 10 years, Bryan worked as a toy designer in the early days of his career, designing toys for Skyline Toys, which IDEO eventually bought out.

After leaving the playful world of toy design, Bryan started 3 businesses, including ZURB in 1998. Over the past 13 years, Bryan’s advised more than 250 start-ups on how to build better products quickly and has created over two billion dollars in market capitalization.

When He Isn’t Plotting World Domination Bryan is a bundle of unbridled energy, who can burst into song, dance, or a wild exclamations at any given moment. He is energy incarnate with a passion for his family and photography.

Outside of the office, he’s spending time with his wife and their three kids, all of whom have inherited his insanely high energy level.

If you’ve got $5 to spare, you might want to toss it into the office pool on how to pronounce his last name. One guy got it once, but then he mysteriously vanished in the night, never to be seen again.


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