Welcome to our monthly Wall of Fame! Please take a moment to look at these wonderful members of your community who have spent so much of their time helping our customers be successful. Feel free to follow them or click on their name to find out more.
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About me: I started shooting with a twin lens reflex in 1958 and shared my father's example in the darkroom. I always wanted photography to be a serious (and time consuming) hobby, not a job. That said, my professional life gave me the opportunity to know the work of pros from photography to publishing. I saw them using Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Quark Express, Acrobat and so on. I made the plunge to digital photography in 1999, and soon looked from the right software for me. I started with Elements 2 and albums, then followed with versions 4, 5, 6 then 10 and all subsequent versions. I was also particularly interested in the Organizer which did fit exactly my needs (I had to create myself most of my logistics softwares, so the database and catalog idea was quite natural). Elements is considered a 'consumer' product in the middle of a host of other 'pro' softwares. I consider it is more than that and I take pleasure in helping others together with a few very competent and hepful mvp/acps. I don't care much personally with my being chosen for the 'Hall of Fame', but if that serves as a spotlight to enhance the Elements software, I am happy.
About me: BRIEF BIO: born and raised in Massachusetts – Associates in Studio Art, Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Bachelors in Information Systems. I freelance as a web/graphic designer and programmer. I live in the middle of nowhere in what I call north of northern New York... where there are probably more cows than people, and there aren't a lot of cows.
Fun fact: old and boring – I pass time apple herding when the trees are dropping ‘em.
About me: Photography since 1969 and still at it. Living in the south so I don't have to deal with Snow. Started with PS in 2005 and LR in 2007, version 1.
Hobbies/interests: Photography, golf, shooting sports, bicycle riding.
About me: I am an Austrian from the River Danube, born in Linz, grown up in Vienna, after a mechanical engineering degree, studies on the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Master in Business Administration (in Austria Magister) specialized in Marketing and Production. Since 20 Years I live in Germany, most time in Munich, but also several Years in Weimar and Berlin. Languages: German as my mother language, English, Spanish and Italian
Hobbies/interests: Graphics, Cycling, Swimming, Bible
Fun fact: Traveling, Capturing Photos, using graphic software since Aldus PageMaker 1.2 was published
About me: I started with computers in 1986 with MS-DOS. As they got more powerful, I started with windows 3.1 in 1993, and got my first scanner in 1998 with Photoshop 4. I found it very widely supported with tutorials for every level, and I noticed some authors spoke to me in plain English in getting me familiar with what is the "747" of Image Editors. Whether troubleshooting or instruction, I hope to make things easier for the new users or even old hands needing guidance. The best thing is knowing I got someone back to making their deadline or concentrating on what they excel in with Adobe Software. Fountain Pens, particularly the Pelikan brand, and assorted stationery, shortwave radio, and living near San Francisco, day trips to some of the best sights and restaurants around. You have to really try to get bored out here.
About me: Ton Frederiks studied graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld academy in Amsterdam. He worked as a freelance illustrator for magazines, newspapers, and children books. In 1985 he and his brother started the first DTP company in Amsterdam. During this time he worked with the early versions of Illustrator. When Photoshop 1.0 was launched, Ton was asked to support, demonstrate, and train Photoshop for Adobe's European organisation. Later he worked at Adobe’s Amsterdam office until his retirement in 2014. Currently Ton is enjoying life with gardening, painting, photography, writing tutorials and giving Illustrator masterclasses from time to time.
About me: I grew up in Los Angeles amid the counter-culture/sexual revolution. When I attended school, personal computing and the Internet didn't exist. Although I trained and worked briefly as an x-ray technologist, my deeper interests laid elsewhere. SoI moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and hung out at Stanford University. Well actually the campus coffee shop and pinball arcade where I met like-minded people who enjoyed games & intellectually stimulating conversation. Eventually, I arrived in a sales & marketing office where I met my future husband, a writer and ultimate business partner. After a 13 year career in sales, I switched hats and worked as an administrator in the behavioral healthcare sector for 10+ years. Today, I'm co-owner of a small business, a freelance web developerand print/graphic designer -- skills acquired mainly from experience rather than any formal training. I live in Simi Valley, home of the Reagan Presidential Library, with my husband of 33 years and our cat Reggie, as well as a 50 lb outdoor raccoon whom we call Rollo.
Hobbies/interests: Art, science, music, film/video, nature, photography, sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, hiking, golfing, fine wines and protecting the integrity of non-GMO and heirloom seeds
Fun fact: I'm hooked on Candy Crush & Soda Crush Saga. Please send me some lives.
About me: Using Lightroom since version 1, I am also giving lessons for Lightroom. Professionally, I am working as an engineer for hardware and software development. Photography is one of my hobbies, next to skiing in winter, the 2 dogs ... and some more.
About me: ’m John Nevitt (AKA 99jon). I’m a good cook and collect lots of interesting recipes – mainly dinner and lunch dishes – rather than cup-cakes. I have a keen interest in photography and have owned a film camera since an early age. I switched to digital in about 2003. I spend a lot of time hiking and love the mountains which also keeps me fit and healthy. I shoot a lot of my photos whilst out walking and have a personal website and a blog– links below. I have a background in the Arts and Finance, providing grant funding for the development of not-for-profit arts organizations in conjunction with other partners and philanthropists. I’m passionate about visual arts, drama and dance. I try to attend as many galleries and performances as possible. Living close to London, England I really have fantastic choice and excellence and I regularly visit Paris which has similar offerings. I also love going to the movies in my spare time. Photography - http://www.johnnevitt.com/
About me: Love cats, not surprising: I have been a veterinary nurse for nearly 30 years and my avatar is that of a one of our cats. Run a Dutch Adobe Video forum. Me and my husband like to travel the world. Never go without a photo and video camera. There is were Premiere Pro comes in. Love editing. Its a hobby that has gone way out of hand.
About me: Joined Adobe's creative world in year 2014 and since then grooming myself in the field of web and graphic design. At the same time I get the opportunity to interact with users of web products (Dreamweaver, Muse, Animate CC) and that makes me aware of the wide range of features these products provide directly or indirectly. Every interaction is a new learning for me.
About me: I have a background in mathematics (PhD, Purdue) and medicine (MD, Yale), and I've created hundreds of Flash, AJAX and mobile applications for clients worldwide. My full-time occupation is in medicine (I'm a pediatrician in So. Cal.), but I also have two part-time jobs (programming and medical expert). In addition, I tend fruit trees and vegetable, succulent and bee-friendly flower gardens, one cat and a wife. All three step-sons are adults and on their own (for the most part).
About me: About Rikk Flohr and Fleeting Glimpse images: http://www.rikkflohr.com/pages/about.htm
Hobbies/interests: Professional Photographer, I play a variety of stringed-instruments. Big SciFi movie buff.
Fun fact: First tethered a cellphone and laptop together in 1998. I have seen a snake in every country I've visited.
About me: Mike started in the graphics industry sweeping floors and sorting type trays at a hot metal type house. He became a weekend metal typesetter, and learned photographic typesetting which naturally lead to an interest in TRS-80 & Lisa. The 1984 Apple commercial brought new toys and for Mike including the Postscript Laserwriter, Fontographer, and the Hell Chromacom. His first job out of college was the advertising Manager for an imagesetter/graphics system reseller. He also installed and training people on graphics systems in the Midwest. Mike designs for web, digital and video, his major area of expertise is photo retouching and along with the printing challenges and labeling regulations of consumer packaging design.
Hobbies/interests: Scuba Diving, Gardening, Woodworking.
Fun fact: At 16 my drivers license vision exam revealed that I needed glasses and also had an extraordinary color depth perception. The eye research institute tested my eyes to see 250% more colors than average, this explained my ability to see better in the dark than the average person.
About me: I've lived in England, in Texas, in Missouri, near New York City, and near Nashville, TN - so I've been around. I've been working with Adobe software since 2001. I learned a lot of what I know from helpful people on forums, so I decided to give back to the community by helping out in the forums too!
Hobbies/interests: I enjoy helping out at my local church, with the Gay Christian Network, and in online forums. When I'm not doing that, I like to read. When I'm not doing that, I like to be outside. Cooking with fresh herbs from the garden is one of my favorite things!
Fun fact: If I get irritated, sometimes an English accent pops out. One of the residents of my house is a retired racing greyhound (rescued from an all-to-common post career killing). I have Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux machines at home.
About me: Hi, I'm Govardan aka Brucgovn ,Bruce is my pet dog, I combined his name with mine and created screen name Brucgovn. I hold Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Information Science and Engineering , also I am an Certified Java Programmer (OCP) and a Part time web page designer.( https://www.youracclaim.com/users/govardhan ) , Also has work experience as Tech Support and I am a Part Time Farmer.
Hobbies/interests: When it comes to troubleshooting , Designing or programming , I take it as my passion and personal Interest more than just being professional. Music is my religion and Elvis, Johnny Cash , MJ are my gods. " Doctor Who" is my fav TV series. David Tennant and Matt Smith are my fav Doctors.. Also love Walking Dead, Phineas and Ferb , X-Men Evolution. Wolverine is my Fav. Love computer/ console Games alot ,starting from Prince of Persia , Dave , Mario, Contra..... till Call of Duty Advanced Warfare :) Good Cricket player, Regular attendant in Gym. I love animals and I support Animal and Wildlife welfare organizations. Love reading Novels , Jules verne 20,000 leagues under sea is my fav. others include Enid Blyton Mystery series., Robert Louis Stevenson ..etc
Fun fact: I wish I could add pics of my computers. DVD and Coin collections. Still has P3 Comp in working condition .Every now and then I still play old games, Age of Empires , Mythology, Call of Duty 1 , NFS2 ....etc kinda make me feel like back to old days. , a Virtual Wormhole for Traveling back in time .
About me: Retired from IBM Research a dozen years ago use Photoshop to keep my mind active. I'm enjoying retirement and my five grandchildren. Its easier being a grandparent than a parent. In fact its a pleasure.
About me: I've been a Graphic Designer on and off for just about 20 years now and have been in some form of Website Development since Netscape Navigator was "the good one". I've dabbled in Photography, Illustration and Video Production, but have probably forgotten more than I remember about any of them. I enjoy long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, holding han... er, wait, wrong profile. I'm a bit of a beer snob and enjoy just about any craft beer you set in front of me, except IPA's (I've never met one I liked anyway). I spend a good portion of my home-time in front of a large charcoal grill/smoker and tossing a ball around the yard with my son during the handful of warm months we get in MN. Otherwise we generally huddle in the darkness with his mom for warmth, under a large number of blankets, hoping the sun will come back again.
About me: I started with Premiere 6 and a bundled Pinnacle DV500 card when I bought a pre-built Alienware Pentium 3 computer January 2002, I now build my own, see reply #6 in https://forums.adobe.com/message/6536849 for my latest. After asking a LOT of questions, I was able to start giving back by sharing what I've learned with other Premiere users, now Premiere Pro I also participate in a few other forums, answering questions when I either know the answer myself, or when I can share a saved link leading to a relevant discussion. I'm now retired, and spend some of my free time writing (the rest of my ‘free’ time belongs to my wife’s Honey Do list…or so she thinks) plus working on her online store.
About me: I'm a Btech Graduate with Computer Science and joined Adobe in March 2012. Love to spend most of the time in reading blogs related to different events, music, videos and editing world.
Hobbies/interests: None found so far that can be discussed :)
Fun fact: I complained many times about the Audio and Video quality issues over Youtube and other apps and now I'm the one handling those complaints :)