Jackie Balzer

Hi! I'm Jackie Balzer, and I build websites.

I'm Head of Front End Development at Behance, the world's leading online platform for showcasing and discovering creative work. I focus on modular, scalable and reusable CSS for Behance and Adobe Portfolio. I love bringing designs to life with code.

About me

I'm happiest at the intersection of design and code. I'm passionate about bringing a design from a static mockup to prototype to a production-ready product; my favorite days are spent working closely with designers, poring over design details, intent, and interactions, while balancing technical possibilites and constraints. (This post pretty accurately sums up what I love doing most.)

I love employing and pushing the boundaries of the powers Sass has brought to CSS, and am currently enjoying discovering new advantages brought in by CSS Modules. That said, I also love to get down and dirty with some backend code every once in a while! CSS is my first love, but PHP will always have a special place in my heart.

Aside from coding, I like bringing people together and growing passionate, empathetic teams. I believe the best products are the result of teams who care deeply not only for their work and their users, but also for each other.

Outside of work I love to hang out with my cats Ned and Bread, travel, eat and drink adventurously, and throw rooftop pool parties (ask me about my gigantic inflatable pool!).

Selected Works

Speaking

Writing