Vitaly Friedman has a passion for all that is web in its broadest understanding. Originally from Minsk, Belarus, but at the age of 16 he moved to Germany where he studied computer science and mathematics that is when he has discovered his passion for typography, writing and design.
After working as a freelancing designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, one of the largest online magazines dedicated to Web design and development. Vitaly is writer, co-author and editor of both Smashing Books. He is now working as the editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany.