Authors

Mark Runyon

Mark Runyon is the founder and lead consultant at Atlanta-based Vandelay Web and SoundOut Social Media. He can most often be found building websites and implementing creative digital marketing solutions. His undying love for technology leads him to soak up countless articles as well as trying to contribute to the broader conversation as time permits. Get in touch with Mark through LinkedIn!

Penina Finger

Penina Finger is passionate about design, real brand and community. She owns the Fantastic Machine design studio and is also a partner at H1Talent. Feel free to say hi, ask questions and debate ideas with her on Twitter @peninasharon.

Kevin Rice

Hathway CSMO Kevin Rice’s entrepreneurial spirit and deep understanding of the digital landscape across industries allow him to not only help brands dominate their markets in “the now,” but also prepare them to pioneer at “what’s next.” It’s this skill that has helped Kevin grow Hathway, the agency he co-founded with CEO Jesse Dundon in 2008, to 50 employees, three offices, and No. 601 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list.

Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew is a web developer, writer and speaker from the UK. She has been working on the web since 1996 and is co-founder of Perch CMS. Rachel writes about business and technology on her site at rachelandrew.co.uk and can be found on Twitter @rachelandrew.

Thomas Peham

Thomas Peham is a tech marketer at Usersnap. He helps startups in web development grow. In his free time he writes about the latest design & development trends on his german blog. Say hello on Twitter.

Cassandra Naji

Cassandra Naji is Marketing Content Editor at Justinmind, a prototyping tool that allows you to prototype web and mobile apps so you can visualize and test your software solution before writing a single line of code. Before she was a techie, Cassandra was an old-fashioned journalist and communications professional in Cambodia and Taiwan.

Ann Davlin

Ann Davlin is a young inspired blogger who is always willing to try new things. She works at MotoCMS - an advanced site builder and website templates provider. And if you are a fan of web design (like Ann is) you can always follow her on Twitter.

Maddy Osman

Maddy Osman creates engaging content with SEO best practices for marketing thought leaders and agencies that have their hands full with clients and projects. Learn more about her process and experience on her website, www.The-Blogsmith.com and read her latest articles on Twitter: @MaddyOsman.

Yaphi Berhanu

Yaphi is a front-end web developer who likes helping people discover the few crucial techniques that help you learn JavaScript faster. Get those techniques here: simplestepscode.com/learn-javascript

Kiley Meehan

Kiley Meehan is a UX designer at FreshBooks. When not tearing through books and studying the human psyche, he’s singing country songs to his kids, cursing the Blue Jays, or taking another stab at War & Peace.

Dave Redfern

Dave Redfern is a designer and front end developer at iWeb an e-commerce website design agency based in Staffordshire, UK.

Phil Singleton

Phil Singleton is a WordPress web designer at Kansas City Web Design® and provides Internet marketing and search engine optimization consulting services.   He has been a contributing writer for sites such as Freshbooks, Duct Tape Marketing, Regus, Ahrefs and SEMRush. Phil loves reading, blogging and speaking about web design and Internet marketing, and is writing a book on SEO called New SEO: Search Engine Optimization For Web Designers & Small Business Owners, due for release in 2015.

Rohit Singhal

Rohit Singhal is a writer and online marketer who loves to explore various technologies and write about them. He works with PixelCrayons, a mobile/web development firm that helps clients reduce their time to market and maximize their return on investment.

John Surdakowski

John Surdakowski is the founder and creative director at Avex Designs, a digital agency in New York City. John has been working in the digital space for 15 years and loves sharing his thoughts and experiences about web design, development and marketing. When he is not collaborating with global brands and agencies, he's writing music, spending time with his family or in the mountains snowboarding.

Tom Starley

Hi, I’m Tom! A UX and UI specialist, founder and Managing director of Smoof. I’m passionate about increasing conversion and revenue for growing online companies through expert UX/UI design and consultancy. I have a passion for helping you embrace the benefits of design thinking. Find me @tomstarley

Sarita Harbour

Sarita Harbour is a freelance writer from Ontario, Canada. Follow Sarita on Twitter @avamummy or visit harbouronlinewritingservices.com

Jerry Cao

Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app — where he develops in-app and online content. To learn the methods, tools, and processes of UX prototyping, download the free The Guide to Prototyping.

Mark Bushy

Mark Bushy is a web designer and the Co-Founder of EventCreate, a platform for creating beautiful event websites.

Matt Banner

Matt Banner is a digital marketing expert who specializes in helping beginners learn how to start and grow their own blog. You can follow him on Twitter @blastyourblog.

Melissa Lang

Melissa is freelance writer from Glasgow, Scotland. Melissa has a keen eye for all things design and is currently working with business branding experts and Professional Logo Designer, Repeat Logo.

Christine Mark

Christine Mark is co-founder and lead designer at Gravity Switch, a top agile web development firm in New England. Christine's brain, heart and soul are wired to solve problems of any sort -- whether related to design, branding, messaging, business, marketing, people, and the list goes on. In her spare time, she enjoys working on fun projects with her husband, raising their four kids, singer / songwriting on piano, and training for track and field (400 meter hurdles!).

Matthew Pizzi

Matthew Pizzi is an Adobe Certified instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching Adobe applications. He has been a speaker at industry events like Adobe MAX and Social Media Week and has authored several books on Adobe’s products. Matthew’s training videos are featured regularly on Adobe.com which demonstrate new and important features of their Creative Cloud offerings. You can visit Train Simple to view his online courses.

Ioannis Verdelis

Ioannis Verdelis is the co-founder and COO of Syntellia, a San Francisco-based startup bringing disruptive innovation to the computing and mobile markets. Connect with him on Twitter.

John O’Nolan

Founder at Ghost.org. Writes about Open source, startup life, non-profits & publishing platforms. Travels the world with a bag of kites.

Matt Russel

This post was written by Matt Russel, CEO of WebHostingBuzz, who offer fast, reliable and affordable web solutions with cPanel hosting as standard.

Jeff Kraemer

Jeff Kraemer ran his first usability test back in 2001; this was before screen-recording software, so recording the test meant pointing a VHS videocamera at the screen. Since then, he's spent time specializing in content strategy and instructional design, but he really loves being a UX generalist. Previously at Workopolis and Usability Matters, Jeff is now Principal UX Designer at FreshBooks.

Alberto Contreras

Alberto Contreras is a cofounder and partner of InboundLabs, a HubSpot Platinum Partner and makers of The Startup Framework, a free HubSpot template created for designers and marketers alike.

Ben Moss

Ben Moss is Senior Editor at WebdesignerDepot. He’s designed and coded work for award-winning startups, and global names including IBM, UBS, and the FBI. One of these days he’ll run a sub-4hr marathon. Say hi on Twitter.

Brenda Stokes Barron

Brenda Barron is a writer from southern California specializing in business and technology. Read more about what she’s up to on her site Digital Inkwell.

Jared Chelf

Jared Chelf is the founder of Coulee Creative, an award winning web design agency with a passion for helping their clients grow. Follow Coulee Creative on Twitter, like them on Facebook or subscribe to their blog for more tips.

Alexa D'Agostino

Alexa D'Agostino is the CEO of Black Rhino Solutions, Inc., a leading Westchester Web Design company located in New York. Alexa is also the CMO of You Wanna Know This, an eBook library resource for exclusive how-to guides and educational information.

Gabrielle Gosha

Gabrielle is a recently graduated film student as well as a freelance graphic designer, photographer and animator who spends her time creating things and periodically updating her blog with various design related posts among other things.

Jack Reid

Jack Reid works for plastic card company Oomph. Visit them online at: www.madebyoomph.co.uk

David Moore

An INTJ personality and the brand experience designer at Zoosk. Sharing a decade of knowledge in visual, experiential and web design. Dribbble.com/Dalexmoore

Stephen Moyers

Stephen Moyers is an online marketer, designer, avid tech-savvy blogger. He is associated with Los Angeles based SPINX Digital Agency. He loves to write about web design, development, online marketing, social media and much more. Apart from writing, he loves traveling & photography. Follow Stephen on Twitter & Google+.

Jim Nielsen

Jim Nielsen currently lives in NYC working as a designer for an enterprise software startup. He loves to ski, read, eat street tacos, take road trips to the tunes of Bob Dylan, and transform complexity into simplicity. On the internet, you can find him on twitter and his personal site.

Rohit Singhal

Rohit Singhal is an e-marketer working with PixelCrayons, a web development company specializing in CMS and Ecommerce Development solutions.