Creative Briefs #033: Web Design Day with Val & Jason Head

Our hosts interview founders of Web Design Day, Val & Jason Head! Recorded on 08/10/2013.

Web Design Day
Refresh Pittsburgh

Things We Mentioned:

  • Val & Jason Head are the organizers of Web Design Day.
  • Smoke BBQ Taqueria, a great taco place in the Pittsburgh area. Check them out at
  • Hello. I am a professional user experience designer, a lively public speaker, Alphalab mentor, novice banjo player, occasional blogger, devoted husband and dad, and a very safe driver. Check him out at and
  • Whitney Hess is the author of Pleasure and Pain, and the founder and principal of Vicarious Partners, an independent user experience consultancy. Her life’s mission is to put humanity back into business. Check her out at and
  • Jay Fanelli is a Co-pilot at Full Stop, Cotton Bureau, and United Pixelworkers. He also has a bazillion twitter accounts covering things such as food and music. Check him out at
  • Dan Mall is an award-winning designer, Founder & Design Director at SuperFriendly, co-founder of Typedia, The Businessology Show, and swfIR.  Check him out at and on Twitter
  • Josh Sager is an enthusiastic interaction designer and developer with a passion for sharing. He loves to speak, teach, make music and discuss all things creative. Check him out at and
  • Kevin Hoffman is an Information architect, Facilitator, International speaker on meetings and the design process, Collaborator, Dad, Goofball, and Bad at sentences. Check him out here and
  • Brad Frost is a web designer, speaker, writer, consultant, musician, and artist.   Check him out at and
  • Matt Griffin is a designer and founder of Bearded. He's a speaker, writer, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. Check him out at and
  • Brian is a designer with over 15 years of experience designing, building, and writing for the web. Check him out at and
  • Sara Wachter-Boettcher is an independent content strategist, writer, and editor. Check her out here and
  • Stacey Mulcahy is a technical evangelist for Windows 8 with Microsoft. Previously she was the Lead Developer with Brooklyn based interactive agency Big Spaceship. Check her out here: and
  • Aaron Darplin is the founder of the Draplin Design Co. located in the mighty Pacific Northwest. The DDC proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity, Illustration and Gocco Muscle categories. Check him out at and
  • Jenn Downs is MailChimp's first customer support specialist. A key player in creating the best email company ever, she has since helped create and shape the MailChimp Research Lab. Check her out here: and
  • Josh Clark is the founder of Global Moxie. Josh is a designer specializing in mobile design strategy and user experience. Check him out here and
  • Catherine Farman is a Front End Developer for eCommerce software firm WebLinc in Old City, Philadelphia. Check her out here and
  • Christopher Cashdollar is a graphic designer and team leader with web design experience dating back to the mid 1990s. Check him out here and
  • Rob Wierzbowski is a Pittsburgh based web developer who spends his free time building tools that help people build websites. He's the co-founder of @SassyPgh, is addicted to learning, and eats Github issues for breakfast. Check out at and
  • Jen Meyercheck is a UI designer and front-end developer who spent the majority of her professional career (15+ years) in corporate marketing departments in sunny Pittsburgh.  Check her out at and
  • Jesse Hambley is an avid adventure photographer, humanitarian, web/graphic designer and art director. Check him out here and
  • iJustine is a popular internet personality with nearly 3 million subscribers and more than 430 million video views across her five YouTube channels. Check her out at and
  • Left Field is a meeting space in Pittsburgh, PA for Business-related events-meetings, presentations, workshops, seminars, focus groups and other events.
  • Franktuary - Original location Downtown, bar + restaurant in Lawrenceville, food truck! Grass-fed beef & vegan franks, local sausage, poutine, craft beer/classic cocktails!
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By aigapittsburgh
Published October 1, 2013