Dubbed King of Web Standards by Business Week, Jeffrey Zeldman was one of the first designers, bloggers, and independent publishers on the web, and one of the first web design teachers. In 1998, he co-founded The Web Standards Project, a grassroots coalition that helped bring HTML, CSS, and JavaScript standards to our browsers.

Jeffrey founded and is executive creative director of Happy Cog™, a high-end web design agency named “Design Agency of the Year” in the 2010 .net Awards. He publishes the industry-leading magazine A List Apart “for people who make websites;” has written two books, notably the foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards 3rd Edition with Ethan Marcotte. Jeffrey co-hosts “The Big Web Show” with Dan Benjamin (“Video Podcast of the Year,” 2010 .net Awards) and is a faculty member at the Interaction Design MFA program at the School of Visual Arts.

Jeffrey serves on the Advisory Boards of SXSW Interactive and Rosenfeld Media (Emeritus) and is a co-founder of The Deck advertising network. Before becoming a web designer, he worked as a composer and musician and as a writer for The Washington Post.