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MAX this year.
For this year's MAX, we looked for speakers who truly are the creative and visionary leaders in our industry. From the most elite designers to crack developers and think-outside-the-box business leaders, we're excited to bring these speakers to MAX.
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Must see speakers
Scott Belsky believes that the greatest breakthroughs across all industries are a result of creative people and teams that are especially productive. As such, Scott has committed his professional life to help organize creative individuals, teams, and networks.
Scott is Adobe's Vice President of Community and Head of Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and discover creative work. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. Millions of people use Behance to display their portfolios, as well as track and find top talent across the creative industries.
Over the years, Behance has pursued other projects to help organize and empower the careers of creative professionals. These include 99U, Behance's think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world; and Action Method, a popular online/mobile productivity application and line of organizational paper products that help organize creative people and teams.
Scott is also the author of the national bestselling book Making Ideas Happen (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, April, 2010).
He attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Scott and his wife live in New York City.
Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity, Illustration and Gocco Muscle categories. We make stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Field Notes, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Timberline, Chunklet, Incase, Giro, Cobra Dogs, Burton Snowboards, Hughes Entertainment, Megafaun, Danava, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that. We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night.
Our Proud List of Services: Graphic Design, Illustration, Friendship, Clipping Pathery, Garying, Jokes/Laughter, Campfire Strummin', Gocco Dynamics, Road Trip Navigation, Trust, Guitar Tuning, Gen'l Conversation, Culture Critique, Color Correcting, Existential Wondering, Bounty Hunting, Heavy Lifting, Advice, A Warm Meal, Simple Ideas and Occasional Usage of Big Words.
Greg Gorman's work documents that peculiar obsession of the 20th century celebrity. His photography is timeless and not confined to has-beens, hot properties, and wannabes. For over four decades, Greg Gorman has continued to master the art of photography. From personality portraits and advertising campaigns to magazine layouts and fine art work, Greg Gorman has developed and showcased a discriminating and unique style in his profession.
Phil Hansen is a multimedia artist who works at the intersection of traditional visual art, pointillism, and offbeat techniques. He is most widely known for his meta-art, videos that document the creation process, showing millions that art is action, not just result.
As a commercial artist, he has worked on a variety of TV and internet campaigns with clients that include the Grammy's, Skype, Diesel and Arby's. Hansen is the author of Tattoo A Banana, an innovative approach to everyday creativity, and also recently gave a talk at the TED conference in Long Beach. For more, visit philinthecircle.com
Richard Hilleman is an American computer game and video game producer best known for his work creating the original Madden Football game for video game consoles for Electronic Arts. Apart from Madden, Hilleman was a key figure in building the massive EA Sports brand and has spent over 20 years working in product development at EA. He has directly or indirectly influenced a wide range of games and game designers.
An avid hockey player during his youth in Minnesota, Hilleman was Executive Producer or Producer for other successful EA Sports titles in the 1990s as well, including NHL Hockey, NHLPA Hockey, PGA Tour Golf and Tiger Woods Golf.
Today Rich Hilleman continues to work for Electronic Arts as Chief Creative Officer, and currently works in the internal University at Electronic Arts on specialized education for Producers and Development Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
Paul Irish is Developer Advocate for Chrome. He's thinking a lot about how to make you more productive with tools that improve your workflow help you make slicker, sexier, mobile web apps. He works on tools like Modernizr, Yeoman, HTML5 Please, CSS3 Please, and other bits and bobs of open source code.
Despite a lack of formal training in photography or studio art - or even classroom instruction in Adobe Photoshop - Erik Johansson has become a master at the art of photo retouching in only a few years. His impossible landscapes seem alternately humorous and menacing, trapping their inhabitants in vexing circumstances beyond their control as if they're witnessing a break in the space-time continuum. His highly imaginative and unique approach to photo manipulation has led him from speaking at the TED conference in London, to working on commissioned projects for clients such as Google and Microsoft. He’s planning to evolve his craft to film this year.
karlssonwilker is the design studio of Icelander Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker from Germany, founded late 2000 and located in the heart of New York City. Combined, they should have over 80 years of experience ahead of them. Together with a small team, they work directly and independently for an eclectic mix of cultural and commercial clients, from local non-profits to global corporations. They have won numerous awards, and their work appeared in all major national and international design publications. They frequently lecture and hold workshops around the world. Their seminal monograph, "tellmewhy", on the first 24 months in design business, was published by Princeton Architectural Press. Clients include Nintendo, Puma, MTV, Diesel, Vitra, TIME Magazine, Adobe, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, The Rockefeller Foundation, Museum of the Moving Image, Capitol Records, Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, and Creative Time. Hjalti and Jan are members of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Rob Legato is a Visual Effects Supervisor. He won an Academy Award for Titanic in 1998. On January 24, 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the film Hugo. He won the award on February 26, 2012 along with Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, and Alex Henning.
From 1987 to 1992 he had worked on the Visual Effects team for Star Trek: The Next Generation with his name appearing in the end credits in 50% of the episodes, as he worked on alternate episodes, with Dan Curry doing the other 50%. From 1987 to 1988 as a Visual Effects Coordinator and from 1988 to 1992 as the Visual Effects Supervisor. During 1993, Legato worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the Visual Effects Supervisor.
Shantanu Narayen is president and chief executive officer of Adobe, one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies. Narayen's leadership, technology insight and operational expertise have strengthened Adobe's culture of innovation, expanded the company into new markets, and extended its product portfolio and global reach.
Before joining Adobe in 1998, Narayen was co-founder of Pictra, Inc., an early pioneer of digital photo sharing over the Internet. Prior to that, he served as director of desktop and collaboration products at Silicon Graphics, Inc. and held various senior management positions at Apple Computer, Inc.
Narayen holds five patents and is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events. He is a member of the U.S. President’s Management Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Dell Inc. and the Advisory Board of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and is president of the board of the Adobe Foundation. Narayen holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Osmania University in India, a master’s degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business.
Jacob Rosenberg is a digital technology expert, author and filmmaker. For over a decade, Rosenberg has worked extensively as a senior consultant to Adobe, on Adobe's digital video software applications. In 1994, Jacob built his first non-linear editing system utilizing the latest Adobe products. Within a year he was retained by Adobe to help it develop the forthcoming versions of its digital video products. Rosenberg's ability to articulate his knowledge of digital video is evidenced by Adobe Press publishing two volumes of his writing on Adobe Premiere Pro. Additionally, Total Training, a Carlsbad based video training publisher, has released over ten volumes of Adobe Premiere Pro training DVDs written and hosted by Mr. Rosenberg. Rosenberg connected with Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh when he served as the Online Editor and Digital Intermediate Supervisor for "Dust to Glory." "Dust to Glory" utilized an all digital workflow designed by him that used 1080p HD as its Digital Intermediate format, mixing nine different video formats seamlessly and printing the HD edit directly to film. Subsequent to "Dust to Glory," Jacob has contributed his technical knowledge to a number of feature film projects, including "Superman Returns," Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary "Shine a Light," James Cameron's "Avatar," and the upcoming independent film, "LBS." Mr. Rosenberg brings his extensive experience as filmmaker, author and digital media expert to Bandito Brothers, a full service media solution that creates, produces, manages and distributes audio visual content.
For four decades Paula Scher has been at the forefront of graphic design. Iconic, smart and unabashedly populist, her images have entered into the American vernacular.
Scher has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991. She began her career as an art director in the 1970’s and early 80’s, when her eclectic approach to typography became highly influential. In the mid-1990s her landmark identity for The Public Theater fused high and low into a wholly new symbology for cultural institutions, and her recent architectural collaborations have re-imagined the urban landscape as a dynamic environment of dimensional graphic design. Her graphic identities for Citibank and Tiffany & Co. have become case studies for the contemporary regeneration of classic American brands.
In Vasava we understand that the journey is the destination. We, as a studio, take pride in continual learning, creative experimentation, and risk-taking.
Every project has to be special, and the process is equally important as the final outcome. Vasava started up in Barcelona in 1997. Today we are a communication studio with 18 young designers who specialize in cross-media projects: print, web, motion, 3D animation, and video.
Vasava works for companies large and small, including well-known brands such as Nike, Rocawear, Adobe, Diesel, 55DSL, Mango, Budweiser and Red Bull.
The studio's designers spend time on commercial work but also on awe-inspiring personal design, illustration and typography design that is displayed in exhibitions and books around the world. We believe in technology in support of creativity, whether we are programming for the web, editing video, or designing for print, we continually find ways to push the boundaries of our craft, with a passion that shines through in everything we do.
As senior vice president and general manager of the Digital Media business unit, David Wadhwani leads Adobe's development of solutions for content publishers, digital artists and storytellers, and application developers. He oversees the full range of the creative products from core content creation for photography, imaging and video to interactive media using HTML5 and Adobe® Flash® technology to efficiently and richly target the increasing number of mobile devices and Internet-connected televisions. Wadhwani is also responsible for end-to-end media solutions for digital publishing and video distribution and monetization, as well as Adobe's document exchange services, which provide leading productivity tools for businesses around the world.
Prior to his current role, Wadhwani was vice president and general manager of Adobe's Platform business unit. He joined Adobe in 2005 through the acquisition of Macromedia, where he was vice president, responsible for developer products. Prior to his time at Macromedia, Wadhwani founded and managed iHarvest, a web content-management company that was acquired by Interwoven. He also worked in business intelligence at Oracle.
Wadhwani is on the Leadership Committee of the San Francisco Education Fund and sits on the Brown University Advisory Committee on Computing and IT. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Brown University.
Jessica Walsh is a designer & art director working in NYC. Her work has won awards from the Type Director’s Club, Art Director’s Club, SPD, Print, and Graphis. She has received various distinctions such as Computer Art’s “Top Rising Star in Design,” and an ADC “Young Gun”.
Designer, writer, entrepreneur. Founder: A List Apart magazine for people who make websites (1998), Happy Cog (1999), design studios. Author of foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards, currently in 3rd edition, translated into 15 languages. Host, The Big Web Show weekly podcast (“Everything Web That Matters”). Publisher and co-founder, A Book Apart - brief books for people who make websites. Co-founder, An Event Apart design conference, now in eight cities. Faculty, MFA Interaction Design program, School of Visual Arts NYC. First inductee, SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame. @zeldman alistapart.com zeldman.com aneventapart.com happycog.com
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Anne-Marie “Her Geekness” Concepcion is a digital publishing expert. She owns Chicago-based Seneca Design & Training, a cross-media publication design studio that develops print, PDF, and digital publications for Fortune 500 clients. She is also a certified Adobe instructor specializing in InDesign publishing workflows, including InCopy integration and publishing to EPUB, Kindle, DPS, and iBooks Author. She has authored many books, articles, and lynda.com videos on these topics. Anne-Marie, along with partner David Blatner, co-founded InDesignSecrets.com, “The world’s #1 resource for all things InDesign,” and co-produces their annual Print + ePublishing Conference, PEPCON. Follow her on Twitter @amarie.
Jack Davis is one of the world’s leading experts on Photoshop and Lightroom, with well over a million award-winning “Wow!” and “How to Wow” books in print, in more than a dozen languages. For over 25 years Davis has been an internationally renowned spokesman on digital imagery, and routinely teaches at conferences and workshops around the world. His passionate teaching style and streamlined techniques, emphasizing “Quality, Flexibility, and Speed,” have earned him a reputation for being both a true inspirer and an outstanding educator. Davis has an MA and MFA in digital imagery, was one of the first inductees into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, and when he's not in his studio in San Diego, he’s usually somewhere in Polynesia, camera or paintbrush in hand, capturing the local color.
Stephen Gates is a designer and 2nd generation creative director who is currently the Vice President and Senior Creative Director of Global Brand Design at Starwood Hotels & Resorts where he leads global design for their 9 brands including W Hotels, Westdin, Sheraton and St. Regis. Before leaving the agency world he created award winning integrated advertising for American Airlines, Disney, ExxonMobil, Nationwide Insurance, Subaru and many others. His work has been recognized with over 100 international awards. He is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and a yearly returning judge for the Webby Awards.
Chris Georgenes started life like most humans, covered in placenta and with minimal motor skills. It was not long before he learned how to use both hands and feet as a groove-oriented drummer in a variety of rock bands. Upon standing fully erect, he attended a fine art school and received his BFA. Years later someone invented the Internet, and then another person invented Flash. Riding on the coattails of these two individuals, Georgenes was able to carve a unique niche for himself using both tools. In recent years Chris has been the art director for Say Design Games, Acclaim Games, Playdom Games, Disney Interactive Media Group and is now enjoying being part of the team at Game Show Network Digital as the Director of Creative Development.
Mordy Golding, Director of Content for Design and Photography courses at lynda.com, has played an active role in the design and publishing space since 1990. With a background in art production for both print and the web, Mordy regularly speaks at worldwide events. Mordy is the author of over 20 video training courses at lynda.com including Up and Running with Adobe Creative Cloud and the Illustrator Insider Training series. Mordy worked at Adobe as the product manager for Adobe Illustrator, and was named a Champion of Graphic Design by Graphics IQ.
As a digital video expert and business professional, Rich understands both the creative and management sides of the visual communications industry. He is the founder of the visual communications company RHED Pixel in Washington, DC. He is an Adobe Master Trainer for Adobe Premiere Pro and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. He has also written several books for the video industry, including An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro, From Still to Motion, and Photoshop for Video. To explore more resources for media professionals and to watch Rich's many podcasts, visit www.RichardHarringtonBlog.com.
Dave Hogue is an Applied Psychologist, the Vice President of Experience Design at Fluid, and an adjunct faculty member at San Francisco State University. He and his team craft cutting-edge digital customer experiences for ecommerce for the web, mobile, tablets, and kiosks. Dave is also an Adobe Community Professional, Fireworks fan, and the co-manager of the Adobe User Group Fire On The Bay.
Chris Jackson is a Professor and Graduate Director for the Computer Graphics Design and Graphic Design MFA programs at RIT. He teaches courses in interaction design and motion graphics. As an Adobe Higher Education Leader, Chris' scholarly work has been published and featured at Adobe MAX, SIGGRAPH, TypeCon, and the UCDA Design Education Summit. He is the author of "Flash + After Effects" and "Flash Cinematic Techniques" which have been translated into several languages. Chris continues to be an animator, designer, and consultant for worldwide corporations and nonprofit organizations. His professional work has received over 25 distinguished national and international awards for online communication.
Michael Labriola is Senior Consultant at Digital Primates, architect of several open source projects, and a PMC member and committer for Apache Flex. He has been developing Internet applications since 1995 and has consulted for many of the world’s top brands. Michael is the co-author of five books on Internet technologies, an international speaker and team mentor and has delivered solutions for enterprises worldwide using a variety of platforms and technologies. His free time is spent escaping from technology through wine and food.
Jake Lefebure is a co-founding partner and CEO of Design Army www.designarmy.com (Washington, D.C.) Jake Lefebure oversees new business and creative development for all of the studio's accounts. The multi-disciplinary firm has forged alliances with industry leaders and connected with global audiences. The client list reflects a balanced mix of small businesses and international juggernauts, including the American Institute of Architects, AIGA, Bank of America, Bloomingdales, Disney, Human Rights Campaign, Marriott International Inc., Neenah Paper, The One Club, The Ritz-Carlton, University of Virginia, Washingtonian Magazines, and The Washington Ballet.
In 2009, Jake was named by Graphic Design USA as one of the top 50 People to Watch and his creativity has been featured by every notable design organization, including AIGA 365, American Advertising Federation, Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, New York Art Directors Club, the One Show, PRINT, SPD, Type Directors Club, Red Dot (Germany), Applied Arts and Coupe (Canada), Art4D (Thailand), as well as judging design competitions and lecturing at design events and universities. Jake graduated with a B.A. in Graphic Design from Penn State University, and is the recipient of the 2009 College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award.
Diana has led crucial design roles including the creation of murals for the headquarters of Sesame Street and the digital designs for new business ventures. From print to web, she is involved with creating style guides, apparel designs, photography, branding elements and more. Diana's experience encompasses design and illustration for The Jim Henson Legacy and Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse, troubleshooting for colleagues, learning how to get the best from Adobe software and helping refresh beloved characters for a cultural institution. Diana's work on Sesame Street stands at the intersection of Adobe's innovation and artists' inspiration.
Mark Magner is a Design Director at Sesame Workshop. Mark has been working with Muppet characters since 1986 and is one of the key "behind the scenes" people at Sesame Workshop, editing character illustration, creating style guides, art directing, and retouching photography. Mark has been using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign to create artwork that is used across all-media including print, web, video, and mobile devices.
Claudia McCue is the author of "Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications" (Peachpit Press, 2009), and a contributor to a number of other popular graphic arts books. She is also the presenter for several Lynda.com titles. After spending more than 25 years in real-world print production, she now specializes in teaching both creative and production professionals how to use Adobe products without hurting themselves or others. She is a Certified Technical Trainer, and an Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. When not chained to the computer, Claudia can be found riding her motorcycle on country roads. She swears it's the cure for writer's block. Read her blog at www.claudiamccue.com.
Chris Meyer is a Principal at Crish Design, a renowned graphic design studio. Crish Design has created opening titles, promos, and graphics for CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, The Learning Channel, and PBS; corporations ranging from Apple to Xerox; unusual venues such as the four-block-long Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas; and several movies, including Almost Heroes and The Omega Code. Chris is a refugee from the music industry where he designed musical instruments and digital recorders, and has been turning his attention to creating mixed media art. Chris also co-authored, with his wife Trish, the highly respected After Effects books Creating Motion Graphics and After Effects Apprentice.
Trish Meyer is a Principal at Crish Design, an award-winning graphic design studio. She has created opening titles, promos, and graphics for CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, The Learning Channel, HBO, and PBS; corporations ranging from Apple to Xerox; unusual venues such as the four-block-long Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas; and several major movies, including Now and Then, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain. Trish founded Crish Design after an extensive career in print, including a stint as the art director for a music magazine. Trish also co-authored, with her husband Chris, the highly respected After Effects books Creating Motion Graphics and After Effects Apprentice.
Michael Ninness has spent the past 15+ years leading product management and user experience teams. Past positions include multiple stints at Adobe building software and services for creative professionals like InDesign and Muse. In his current role as Senior Vice President of Product at Lynda.com, he is focused on transforming how anyone can learn software, creative, and business skills online for professional and personal growth.
Daniel Pelavin's work is best recognized for its precisely drafted shapes, unique color palette and original typography. His mastery at combining stylistic elements from different historical periods while maintaining an unwavering focus on clarity has produced a body work that is timeless and enduring. He has received accolades for illustration and typographic design and a singular ability to seamlessly combine the two.
From his earliest work, which was produced using templates, french curves and drafting tools, to a present day virtuosity in digital media, Pelavin has used a restrained and simplified vocabulary of geometric forms. An early interest in serigraphy cemented a love of rich, flat colors, while a reverence for themes of transportation and industry has filled his compositions with trains, planes, automobiles and dynamic cityscapes. The result is a body of work which is pictorial and iconic at the same time.
Ross Przybylski is a game designer, software developer and technical consultant with special expertise creating cross-platform browser and mobile applications. Ross previously worked for Reflection Software creating innovative eLearning products and founded indie game studio D20Studios, LLC. His independently created and award winning multiplayer strategy game, Hero Mages, has been featured by Apple, Adobe and indiePub. Recently, Ross was hired as engineering manager for Electronic Arts All Play Division where he leads a team of brilliant game developers and creates awesome games for Facebook and mobile. Ross also volunteers as an Adobe game developer influencer and community professional and shares technical and industry knowledge on his blog www.indieflashblog.com. Follow Ross on Twitter @RossD20Studios.
Corey Rich is one of the most recognized adventure and outdoor lifestyle visual storytellers. Combining his creativity and athleticism to capture both still and motion content in some of the wildest places on the planet, Corey has successfully transitioned his work and focus from exclusively shooting still photography to shooting both stills and directing major commercial and documentary motion projects (www.coreyrich.com).
Rich is VP and co-owner of Aurora Photos (), Novus Select (). He's a Nikon ambassador and member of the SanDisk Extreme Team. Rich's clients include Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Discovery, Mazda, New Mexico, Nikon and The North Face.
Dylan Roscover creates highly intricate illustrations, animations and visual programming. Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and now residing in LA, he fuses creative and technical processes to conceive unique directions. In 2012, Dylan founded The Experiential Company, a cutting-edge design studio that produces scalable visuals across all media.
Abba Shapiro is an Adobe Master trainer, certifying university and training center instructors to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. Abba is the author of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training on Lynda.com. Abba is also an award winning Writer/Producer/Director with 30 years experience in video and film production. He has done work for a wide range of commercial, corporate, and federal clients, including USA Today, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision, and CNN. In addition to production, Abba teaches video editing on a variety of platforms, DSLR production and post, scriptwriting, Photoshop for video, and production workshops at venues such as NAB, IBC, Macworld, and Government Video Expo.
Grant Skinner is an internationally recognized leader in the field of interactive development. His body of work spans experimental interaction, applications, games, websites, installations, embedded devices, and mobile, with a recent focus on projects that span multiple screens.
Grant fuses his experience with design, user experience, development, and business with a driving creativity to produce projects that push the boundaries of interactive technologies. While building gskinner.com into a leading interactive production shop, Grant has worked with a wide range of high calibre clients including Microsoft, Google, Adobe, AOL, BBC, Salesforce, Nissan, GE, EA, CNN, and DirectTV.
Most recently, Grant has been working on bringing Flash-like interactive experiences to the open web via tools & libraries such as CreateJS, Zoe, and the Flash Pro Toolkit For CreateJS.
Adobe featured speakers
Dani Beaumont has been managing innovative applications in the web and design space for over 20 years. She is currently working as the Group Product Manager on Adobe Muse, a new application that allows visual designers to build rich HTML- and CSS-based web sites without writing any code. Before this project, Dani was integral in the acquisition and integration of Business Catalyst into the Adobe web solutions portfolio. She's also served as the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Fireworks and Macromedia Director.
Lee Brimelow is a developer evangelist at Adobe who is currently focusing on Flash gaming and HTML5. He has worked in the past for companies like AOL, Netscape, frog design, and eBay. Lee runs the highly popular video tutorial site at gotoandlearn.com and writes a blog dedicated to interactive technology at leebrimelow.com.
Russell Brown is the Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems as well as an Emmy Award-winning instructor. His ability to bring together the world of design and software development is a perfect match for Adobe products. In Russell's twenty-six years of creative experience at Adobe, he has contributed to the evolution of Adobe Photoshop with feature enhancements, advanced scripts, and most recently Flash panel development. With complete mastery and breath taking style, Russell has shown users how to work - and play - with Adobe software. He has helped the world's leading photographers, publishers, art directors, and artists to master the software tools that have made Adobe's applications the standard by which all others are measured. He shares his delight in testing the creative limits of his tools as a prolific creator of an entertaining collection of Photoshop tips and tricks. Many of these tips have been published in Design Graphics Magazine, and the Photoshop User Magazine. You can also find many of these tutorials on the web at tv.adobe.com and www.russellbrown.com
Raymond Camden is a developer evangelist for Adobe focusing on ColdFusion, Flex, AIR, jQuery, and mobile development. He is a contributing author to numerous technical books including the best-selling ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit. He's spoken at conferences around the world and maintains many popular ColdFusion community web sites. He's the manager of RIAForge.org, CFLib.org, and writes at his blog: http://coldfusionjedi.com. Raymond is the happily married proud father of three kids and is somewhat of a Wars nut.
Michael is a Developer Evangelist at Adobe where he focuses on front-end development for web and mobile apps, and gaming. He's the editor-in-chief of Appliness, a digital magazine for web developers. Michael is also the creator of Smart Aliens, a mobile game developed with the Adobe Gaming SDK.
Christophe Coenraets is a Technical Evangelist for Adobe where he focuses on Mobile Applications and Creative Cloud Enterprise. He is the author of many authoritative applications for PhoneGap, Backbone.js, Node.js and other frameworks. Christophe has helped some of the largest financial services companies design, architect and implement their mission critical mobile applications. In previous roles at Adobe, Christophe worked on Flex and JRun. Before joining Macromedia, Christophe managed Java and Web Evangelism at Sybase/Powersoft. Christophe has been a regular speaker at conferences worldwide for the last 15 years. He blogs at http://coenraets.org, tweets at @ccoenraets, and codes at https://github.com/ccoenraets.
As Senior Worldwide Creative Cloud and Design Evangelist at Adobe with an affinity for creative technology, Rufus Deuchler has established himself as a leader in a very specialised area. With a background in corporate and editorial design, he brings more than 15 years of hands-on experience using Adobe Creative Suite software to the creative table. Based in Italy, Rufus travels the world to further his mission as a software evangelist. Follow Rufus on Twitter at @rufusd.
Colin is Adobe's Digital Publishing Evangelist and revels at the confluence of design and print workflows which lead to a variety of digital formats and experiences using Adobe tools. Digital publishing has numerous forms and formats, choosing the right one for your expression is the key, and Colin combines the tools and techniques to make this happen. His knowledge of photography, 3D, design, print production, prepress, and software provide workflow solutions to cartographers, medical illustrators, ad & design agencies, and publishing & print media outlets. He has taught intense, high-level classes in design and production techniques since 1999. Colin is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Acrobat, and Lightroom, and is a Suites Master Instructor. He has recorded video training with both Lynda.com and Video2Brain, has numerous recordings on AdobeTV about digital publishing and ePub workflows, and you'll find his writing both on the Adobe DevNet DPS Portal and InDesign Magazine.
David Helmly has worked for Adobe for over 16 years and has specialized in digital video and digital imaging products for over 22 years. He was involved at the early stages of Adobe's entry into the DVD and Blu-ray authoring scene.
Prior to Adobe Systems, David worked for the digital video pioneer, Radius Inc, a well-known hardware company developing digital video and digital imaging accelerator products for Adobe's award winning line of software.
Currently, David manages a senior team of pro video and audio workflow specialists for North and Latin America as well as business development with key pro video/imaging Adobe partners. He occasionally travels abroad giving lectures and participating in panel discussions. David has his own blog site on Adobe.com where he discusses new hardware and software tools and workflows for Adobe's video, imaging, and audio applications. http://blogs.adobe.com/davtechtable
Bryan O'Neil Hughes is the Senior Product Manager for Adobe® Photoshop® and a pinch hitter for the Lightroom® team. Since 1999 he has helped to test, drive, demonstrate, and lead development of Adobe's professional digital imaging applications. Bryan is the Photoshop team's primary worldwide spokesman and can often be found leading seminars, user groups, and workshops. Before joining Adobe, he was a professional photographer and retoucher. Beyond Adobe, Hughes is a published photographer, editor, and author. He is also a driving instructor for the BMW Car Club of America. When he isn't driving very quickly, he enjoys running marathons very slowly. Bryan was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2011.
Thibault Imbert is a sr. product manager on the Adobe Gaming team focused on graphics, LCVM (Language, Compiler, VM) and Adobe Scout, the next-generation profiling tool for Flash Player and AIR. After working for a few years for different French agencies as a Flash developer, Thibault became an Adobe Certified Instructor in Paris where he taught ActionScript at an Adobe training center. In 2008 Thibault released a free and open-source ActionScript 3 book called Pratique d'ActionScript 3, which was rewritten for Flash Player 10 and released by Pearson in 2009. In 2010, he released a white paper on performance optimizations for the Flash Platform. He recently wrote a book on theling framework (2D on the GPU with Stage3D). Thibault also attends and speaks at conferences about ActionScript (Adobe MAX, FOTB, FITC) and likes listening to funky music and cooking macaroons. Most of his experiments are available on this blog, ByteArray.org.
Julieanne Kost's role as digital imaging evangelist for Lightroom and Photoshop includes customer education, product development, and market research for photography, digital imaging, and illustration. Julieanne is the founder of www.jkost.com , publisher of the Daily Photoshop Tip (blogs.adobe.com/jkost), author of "Window Seat -- The Art of Digital Photography," and host of "The Complete Picture" on Adobe TV. She is a frequent contributor to several publications and a guest lecturer at distinguished photography workshops. In her work, Julieanne combines a passion for photography, a mastery of digital imaging techniques, and a degree in psychology to construct a world similar enough to appear familiar, yet obviously an interpretation of the physical reality that surrounds us.
Jason Levine, Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, travels the globe educating and promoting the Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite professional video products. Levine has conducted training/workflow sessions for some of the top broadcast corporations in Europe and Asia including BBC, RTL and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. Since 2005, Jason has presented to more than 200,000 people, from San Francisco to Sydney and everywhere in between.
Colin Smith has been swimming in the deep end of the video and imaging industries for 20+ years. 15 of those years have been spent at Adobe Systems where he continues to evangelize leading edge solutions to customers all over North America including Hollywood filmmakers, New York media giants and broadcast and animation houses in Canada. Colin's passionate and accessible speaking style makes him a major draw at a multitude of Adobe events and seminars and he makes regular appearances on his hit show "No Stupid Questions" on Adobe TV. When Colin is not on the road, he spends his time fighting crime by teaching law enforcement agencies to leverage Photoshop and other Adobe technologies and writing and recording music for his band "Raven House Poets." You can check them out on iTunes.
Patti D. Sokol brings over 15 years of enthusiasm and experience teaching Adobe products to her role as an Adobe Solutions Consultant. Her in-depth knowledge and facility for clear and concise explanations enable her to help clients discover solutions using Adobe tools and products. A dynamic and interactive instructor and presenter, Patti is a Certified Technical Trainer and an Adobe Certified Instructor for Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, and Photoshop.
Paul Trani is a worldwide Creative Suite Evangelist for Adobe focusing on workflows that empower designers and developers to create for the modern web and mobile apps. Paul has been an Adobe Certified Instructor and courseware creator for over a decade. A writer and prolific trainer, Paul has earned top author status at Lynda.com and has created a constant stream of content for AdobeTV as well as his own tutorials on www.paultrani.com. When he is not traversing the globe he can be found hiking somewhere in the Colorado mountains (and he's not telling where). Best chance to find him is to follow him on twitter: @paultrani
Terry White has been with Adobe for over a decade and has extensive knowledge of Adobe's creative professional product line. In his current position, he leads the charge for getting customers educated and excited about Adobe's Creative Suite Design Premium products. White is an Adobe Certified Expert and Creative Suite Master. He has been active in the industry for more than 20 years and is the founder and president of MacGroup-Detroit — Michigan's largest Macintosh users group — and is a columnist for Layers Magazine and X-OLOGY Magazine. White is the host of the top-ranked, award-winning Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast. He is also the author of "Secrets of Adobe Bridge" and coauthor of "The iPhone Book" (three editions) and "InDesign CS/CS2 Killer Tips." White is a key presenter at major industry shows around the world. Follow Terry White on Twitter.
Michelle Yaiser is a Gaming Content & Community Manager for Adobe and manages the gaming content for the Adobe Developer Connection (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/games.html) and gaming.adobe.com. She also works with game developers, designers, artists, and managers to plan and produce resources that will help them create better, more successful games. Prior to joining Adobe, Michelle was a professor of Web Design & Interactive Media. She taught object oriented programming (using ActionScript 3) and interactive development. She was also a user group manager and an Adobe Community Professional. Away from a computer, Michelle is a clarinetist, dancer, and race car driver.
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