Julia Ogrydziak

Blacksquare LLC
Founding Partner

Area of Expertise
Design Leadership, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Advising

Julia Ogrydziak is a design leader, entrepreneur, and advisor. She has co-founded six companies, and her websites and mobile apps have been used by hundreds of millions of people. She has over 30 global digital media awards including 4 Webbys (3 nominations, 1 win). She has consulted with companies such as Intel, Bank of America, News Corp, Fox, GAP, Microsoft, NOAA, Peoplesoft, PRTM, Williams Sonoma, Esquel, Pubmatic, Stitcher, and Pottery Barn Kids.

She is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and the Interactive Media Council and is a judge for the Webby Awards, WebAwards, and Mobile WebAwards. Her work has garnered national media attention including the Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Reuters, US News & World Report, Fox Business, Washington Post, LifeHacker, and has been exhibited at MOMA.

She has a BS in physics and a BS in music from MIT, where she won the Alumnae Award as the top woman graduate. She earned an MDesS with Distinction from Harvard. She is also a concert violinist and proponent of modern and electronic music.

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