Kevin Horek is a Chief Design Officer (CDO) at Zept. He is a published author and is best known for his work published by Packt Publishing on Zurb's responsive framework, Foundation 5. Kevin studied web development and design at universities across North America, including UCLA and the University of Alberta. He started this show to get over his fear of public speaking and has continued to push himself out of his comfort zone by guest blogging for AlphaGamma, TechZulu, SOCAP and he recently interviewed speakers live at SUP-X: The Start-Up Expo as well as had a fireside chat live on stage with the keynote speaker.
For over 20 years, Kevin has been working on web and mobile apps for some of the world’s most notable and well-respected organizations. Among them are BMW, Best Buy, Apple, Adobe, Sprint, Eastlink, TD Canada Trust, Qantas Airlines, Emirates Airlines, CB Richard Ellis, Microsoft, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Singapore University of Technology and Design, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Monsanto, Cargill, Sage Therapeutics, Goshen Health, Pepsi, The United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Air Force Civil Engineering Center, Abu Dhabi Health Services, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture and Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International.
His design and development projects have won critical acclaim and have been featured by media outlets like Hit Parader magazine. Kevin continues to champion superior user experiences and maintains a relentless focus on achieving this goal in all of his ventures. He is also a regular contributor to the open source community on FOLIO and he co-hosts a monthly beer meetup in his hometown of Edmonton called Nerds Night Out.