Jen Simmons

Jen Simmons

Jen Simmons is an Apple Evangelist on the Web Developer Experience team and a member of the CSS Working Group.

Twitter: @jensimmons

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Short biography

Jen Simmons is currently an Apple Evangelist on the Web Developer Experience team and a member of the CSS Working Group. Jen’s best known for Layout Land, a YouTube channel about the new possibilities in CSS layout, and The Web Ahead, her podcast about the future of the web. She’s also spoken at hundred of web conferences, including An Event Apart and SXSW. Her HTML Essentials course at LinkedIn Learning is one of their Top 10 tech courses. Through this work, Jen has championed innovations in graphic design on the web, spawned a new class of layout tools in browsers, and brought clarity and understanding to developers through her teaching.

Full biography

Jen Simmons is currently an Apple Evangelist on the Web Developer Experience team and a member of the CSS Working Group. Jen’s best known for Layout Land, a YouTube channel about the new possibilities in CSS layout, and The Web Ahead, her podcast about the future of the web. She’s also spoken at hundred of web conferences, including An Event Apart and SXSW. Her HTML Essentials course at LinkedIn Learning is one of their Top 10 tech courses. Through this work, Jen has championed innovations in graphic design on the web, spawned a new class of layout tools in browsers, and brought clarity and understanding to developers through her teaching. Previously, she was a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla for five years.

Getting her start on the web in 1998, Jen spent years making sites for small businesses, arts organizations, and creative individuals. Her most well-known clients included CERN, the W3C and Google. Besides designing for the web, Jen has two decades of experience designing for live performance and print. Her projection and lighting design work has graced the stage at the BAM Next Wave Festival, the National Theater of Belgrade, The Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, The Off Center, and Jump-Start Performance Co, among others. Her short films toured film festivals around the globe, including RESFEST, Media That Matters, and on MTV Television. She taught digital media to high school kids in San Antonio and film production to college students in Philadelphia. Jen earned a MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. She lives in New York City, with plans to move to San Francisco after the pandemic.

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