Shawn Johnston (he, him, his), Principal and Lead Strategist, Forge and Smith

A 22-year survivor of the design industry, Shawn is the Founder and Principal of two innovative web design companies: Forge and Smith, and Anvil. His motto is ‘Fixing the Internet, one website at a time’, and Shawn plays a variety of daily roles to make it happen: from client rep and salesperson to UX designer, project manager, and he-who-orders-supplies. Shawn was raised on the values of traditional craftspeople: quality and trust. A job is only worth doing if you’re going to do it right. That philosophy guides every web design and digital strategy decision at his companies.

 

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Websites, Think Again

In this session hear from industry experts on the trends and tools for effective websites. What are the foundational elements of a great website? What are the new trends for content and add-ons? What are users loving and hating? Walk away with ideas on how to improve your site and the user experience.