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