Lynda Weinman is co-founder and executive chair of, one of the most successful companies in online education today. She is a self-taught computer expert, author, educator, and entrepreneur. A web graphics and design veteran and author of dozens of best-selling books, Lynda wrote the very first industry book on web design, Designing Web Graphics, in 1995. Before launching, she was a faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked as an animator and motion graphics director in the special effects film industry. She is an education advocate, deeply committed to helping schools better prepare students for the future.