John Blazek UX Technology Lead,
EY Design Studio PHL

John earned his BA in Communications from Widener University and his Masters of Computer Graphics Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. He started his career as a web designer before making the shift to development, but still enjoys helping to bridge the gap between creative and technical work. John previously served as the Director of Interactive Development at One Trick Pony, and has more than a decade of experience partnering with major brands in the entertainment, financial services, telecommunications and clothing/apparel industries to create better user experiences. He is the proud recipient of five FWAs, two Awwwards and six Best of Interactive at the Philly ADDY Awards, along with nominations at SXSW and the Webby Awards. Outside of work, John spends time with his kids, enjoys running, and follows all five Philadelphia sports teams, as well as English Premier League soccer.