Jackie Balzer

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

I'm Head of Front End Development for Behance and Portfolio as part of Adobe. I'm a product- and design-minded engineer focused on building empathetic teams, building meaningful products, designing well-architected front-end systems and sharing knowledge and experiences through public speaking. I love bringing designs to life with code.

About me 💅

I'm happiest at the intersection of design, development and people. I think great products are built by happy people, and I love helping foster those relationships, skills and environments. My favorite days are spent working across disciplines: mentoring engineers to hone their UI, UX, performance and accessibility skills; building features while learning a new framework, or cleaning up technical debt; and collaborating with designers.

I live for the intersection of design and code, and I enjoy helping bring engineers and designers closer together. I love bringing designs from a static mockup to prototype to a production-ready product; my favorite days are spent working closely with developers and designers, poring over design details, intent, and interactions, while balancing technical possibilities and constraints.

Most important to me is 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 cat Ned, read literally anyone's memoir (I've never been disappointed!), travel, eat and drink adventurously, and lounge in large bodies of water (ask me about my pool floatie collection!).

Speaking 📢

Future Speaking

Past Speaking

Writing 📝

Selected Works 🔖