Mandy Brown is co-founder and CEO of Editorially, a new platform for collaborative writing. She is also co-founder of A Book Apart, a former contributing editor for A List Apart, and the editor of many great books, including The Shape of Design, by Frank Chimero. She served for two years as communications director and product lead at Typekit, doing her part to contribute to better typography on the web. She lives in Brooklyn.
Our industry is in the midst of a paradigm shift, moving from the book to the API — from a static, finished artifact, to a living, incomplete, and abstract design. That revolution encompasses everything from responsive web design to adaptive content and progressive enhancement. It affects not only what we make but how we work — and, specifically, how we work together. Mandy will outline this shift, putting it in context of those that came before, and exposing a better and more honest way of working. Along the way, she’ll share her own path — and show how she didn’t get here alone.