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About me: I belong to a lovely place, Shamli in U.P., India. I was fortunate to be selected in my dream company Adobe in 2015 and as expected, every second has been perfect here so far and will continue likewise. I am least active on social media and try to be the most active on Adobe Forums. Happy to help our customers.
Hobbies/interests: I enjoy reading books, singing songs, delivering speeches, playing Table Tennis& Badminton. My list is too long I guess :P I also got married in 2018 and as a side effect, have started having frequent trips to different places. I am loving it as well. :)
Fun Fact: Nothing as such !! But I have been very mischievous and fun loving since my childhood. Love to have fun 24*7, be happy and keep everyone smile :)
About me: I'm based in the beautiful city of Edinburgh in Scotland. I work for Adobe and although being involved with the forums is not part of my daily duties I find it really useful to see what types of issues our enterprise customers are running into and to assist them in getting help.
About me: I am Nick, Florida boy stuck in Kentucky. Was born in New York. I am a father, designer, animator, cartoonist, video editor, and website/app designer/developer with more than 18 years of experience. I am currently employed as a Visual Information Specialist for the U.S. Army. I do freelance when the project intrigues me. I am well-rounded in most Adobe programs. Offer creative designs/advice in all mediums. My hobbies are learning the new Adobe software, animating, sports and drawing. I got involved with adobe with photoshop 3.0. It was like 11 floppy disk back in 1994 I believe. I got involved as an ACP because of my good friend and mentor Chris Georgenes. I love helping people. He got me hooked on flash now called animate with his books how to cheat in flash. I live, breathe, and bleed creativity. Here is my Behance: http://www.creativeimonkey.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCphUelLsgmICFTWFk5GWunQ
About me: I am living in a small town in Southern Germany near Lake Constance. In other words: I undeservedly life and work in a place, where other Germans love to spend their holiday … After having finished my university studies in German Language, Political Sciences, History and last, but not least Graphic Design, I worked as a teacher for German language. Soon I became Educational Director of a private language school with about 10 branches, distributed all over Germany and 100 to 150 teachers. After many years of educational activities, duties and responsibilities I felt, that it is time, to follow my second passion: graphic and layout. For about 10 years I was employed in a publishing house, developing, creating and laying out all kinds of print products. In this company I was additionally responsible for educating and qualifying graphic design students in close cooperation with our vocational schools. Because I didn’t want to stay an employee for the rest of my professional life, I left this company, and worked as a self-employed graphic designer in the last 12 years with focus on magazine, book and package design.
The Present Time: Now, „semi retired“, I found (… and lost?) a new passion: web design, which I mainly accomplished with the one and only Adobe Muse. I used this exciting piece of software since its very first days (Thank you, Dani, thank you, Zak!) and became an „ACP badged“ participant of the Muse forum. Unfortunately this excellent application recently reached „End of Life“. So, rest in peace, Muse, and be assured from the bottom of my heart, that the web design children of other parents out there in the wild are not remotely as well educated as you have been. But: No time for grief and sorrows, life goes on, and so does design …
Hobbies/interests: In my leisure time – for the sake of variety – I am pursuing lots of different activities. For example creating and designing web sites. Or creating and designing posters and flyers. Or creating and designing all other kind of print products. You see: In a way, my life is incredible monotone, yet very diversified at the same time. When I am not working with Photoshop or Illustrator, I am relaxing by hanging around with my close buddies InDesign, Muse & Co. Or I am accompanying my daughter to her beloved quarter horse mare „Laska Flashy Pine“ at an idyllic western riding facility. Believe it or not: There is nothing more inspiring, nothing more comforting than watching a herd of horses – except perhaps watching fishes in an aquarium. Well, there may be one more thing, which provides nearly as much pleasure and satisfaction as watching horses: Creating print products and designing web pages. But I think, I already mentioned this …
About me: I have been working with Adobe products since 1986 (Illustrator and PageMaker). In 1998 I asked by Adobe to consult on a new page-layout tool, code-named K2… which later became InDesign.
I'd like to remind everyone that 2019 is the 20th anniversary of InDesign, and we are going to have a party at The InDesign Conference, during CreativePro Week in Seattle (creativeproweek.com). Of course, please also visit me at: indesignsecrets.com, twitter.com/dblatner, and follow me at linkedin.com/in/davidblatner/
Hobbies/interests: I enjoy watching the Seattle Seahawks (American) football team and reading. (Favorite book I read in 2018: "Lincoln in the Bardo")
Fun Fact: When I was a child in the late 1970s, my step-father worked at Xerox PARC, so I was able to use color laser printers and "digital publishing" tools many years before they became available from Apple and Adobe. Later, I was a theater major in school, which today helps me feel comfortable when speaking in front of large audiences.
About me: As my profile says, I'm a professional photographer, writer and teacher. People always say that it's great if you can turn your hobby into your profession. I could say I doubled that. I turned two hobbies into a profession, because my hobbies are (were) photography and computers. I always loved both, but until about the mid nineties these things were pretty much separated. But then digital photography started to become reality, and that was almost like it was invented just for me! Suddenly my two hobbies merged into one. But now I don't have any hobbies left... Just kidding, who needs a hobby if your work is your hobby? I still make a lot of photos just for the fun of it and I can also do something on my computer just for the fun of it.
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: I have spent the last 40 years as a portrait photographer racking up quite a few awards and recognition in that field, and have given programs to my professional peers from studio & outdoor lighting to hiring/training/care/terminating employees to general portrait business life. I’ve got the Professional Photographer’s of America “Master of Photography” degree and Certified Professional Photographer status, will shortly add the Photographic Craftsman to my PPA professional accreditations. Deciding that video would be helpful in promoting our portrait business, I invested in a Panasonic GH3 when they first came out and began reading everything I could get my hands on, besides shooting and editing video. And asking a TON of questions on the Adobe Premiere Pro forum. Being the geeky sponge that I am, I absorbed so much data that I soon found myself advising others on the Adobe forums. Solving problems and teaching others seems to be what I do best. Or at least, will fall into a deep hole and do for hours! And now I am creating blog posts and video tutorials for use by general users of Premiere Pro and also on how to use the Tangent “Elements” and “Ripple” control panels within Premiere Pro. Some of my work is linked from the TangentWave.uk website’s support/media section.
Hobbies/interests: I still love music. I sing, I play jazz guitar and listen to opera every chance I get. I love to read and for light reading I enjoy sci-fi and fantasy: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, anything by Lois McMaster Bujold, much of David Weber & Eric Flint, recently Ben Aaronovitch’s “Rivers of London” series . Some woodworking. I also have lots of opportunity to get out the chain saw and work on our 8.5 acre property.
Fun Fact: I have always had wide ranging interests. Football, track, band, stage band, orchestra, and choir in High School. I was an English Lit major in college with music and PE minors (on a track to become a teacher of the same) and competed on the bowling team. When I was in my early 20's the decision transmogrified between becoming a rock guitarist or a portrait photographer. To the relief of my father in law, I chose photography. Although I think he was horrified when I left college to actually set up a studio. I know my mom was! After my wife Miriam taught for six years, she joined me in the studio and is an amazing portraitist herself. Check out the websites: haugensgalleri.com; rneilphotog.com
About me: Adobe PostScript was a big part of my first job out of college. I thought it, but also debugged customer files that would not print on a high volume printer. Eventually, PDF came along and I added that to my skill set. I started to write applications that created or modified PDF documents, and eventually created Acrobat plug-ins. For about 10 years, I ran a consulting company around the PDF file format. My latest endeavor is to create ExtendScript based solutions for InDesign.
Hobbies/interests: Ham radio, photography and my new obsession 3D printing.
Fun Fact: I moved across the Atlantic three times. Two times more than any sane person should have to do. Check out the links: http://www.khkonsulting.com; http://www.khkonsulting.com/blog
About me: I am a full-time commercial photographer, graphic design consultant, book publisher and Adobe trainer. I work from my downtown Nashua, NH studio and founded our local Adobe User Group in 2012. I became an ACP in 2016 and enjoy helping people solve problems with Lightroom, Photoshop, XD, InDesign and Illustrator. After publishing my first book in 2017, this year, I added two self-published titles to the shelf:/From Desert to Desert, a Journey through the Heart of Southern Africa, / <https://twitter.com/CMGAP/status/1035140293845299200>Billy Dodson and /I'm Still Me, Inside and Out <https://thecircleofcare.org/how-to-help/circle-of-care-store.html>/, Karen Morgenbesser. All profits from the sales of these books are being donated to the African Wildlife Foundation and the Circle of Care organizations.
Hobbies/interests: Hiking, biking cooking and wine tasting are all things that compete for my spare time. Meeting other ACPs - swapping stories and experiences, TA'ing at MAX.
Fun Fact: I love astro photography and being out under the stars in the middle of a dark summer’s night with my camera. There's something magical about watching the stars traverse the skies in their own time. Last summer I captured Mars, Saturn and Jupiter in the same frame as the Milky Way reflected on the surface of a pristine lake in NH north country.
PS - if you're in NH send me a note - be one of our guest speakers.
About me: I worked in the telecommunications industry for most of my life and, a couple of years ago, I was fortunate to be able to retire early. This has given me lots of time to spend with my wife and daughter, and to indulge my passion for creating images. I have been taking photographs as long as I remember and love taking images of people and places. My favourite camera was my Mamiya RB67 which was a huge beast but was fantastic for portraits and weddings. Nowadays, I have moved entirely to digital and I started using Photoshop back with Photoshop 7.0. The creative opportunities presented by digital imagery really excite me and I have enjoyed the development of 3D and the ability to create images from nothing. I love using Adobe products and you will most likely find me in the Photoshop forum, but I also use Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Audition and InDesign. Outside of Adobe, I use Cubase Pro for multitrack audio and Blender for 3D.
Hobbies/interests: As well as photography I also enjoy drawing and painting. There is something magical about pushing oil paint around a canvas - although the I much prefer the clean up from digital work rather than brushes! I love music and play guitar and bass. I do some recording at home and over the years I have spent a fair bit of time supporting local theatre groups from the orchestra pit. Outdoors, I used to do a lot of windsurfing, but these days I am more likely to be walking or cycling.
Fun Fact: I love Indian Food , both cooking it and of course eating it.
About me: I currently Iives in Texas, but I grew up in Germany and am fluent in both English and German. I work full time as an IT professional and technology trainer and also have a photography side business. Additionally, I'm very active on the Adobe Education Exchange as a tutor and a student (there's always more to learn, right?!)! I'm an Adobe Education Trainer and an Adobe Community Professional. I never thought I would be so absorbed in the world of Adobe, especially considering I started out with just Lightroom only a few years ago. My desire to learn and help others has made me really dive in though and I just love making use of so many of the tools that Adobe has to offer! I also love sharing that knowledge with others and believe we should never stop learning. I have a bachelor's degree in music (I sing) and am currently pursuing a master's degree in instructional technology. I love to travel and have seen much of Europe, but there are still many must see places on my list. Other interests include reading, cooking, and baking.
About me: I have been managing Adobe support from past 2 years and before that I was part of the Technical Support team who always loved to provide resolutions/workarounds to the users who are using Audio/video Products and get stuck due to some annoying BUG or unexpected behavior of the Software or Hardware. Video Editing and tech reading are my hobbies
Fun Fact: I'm a B.tech graduate with computer science who was never interested in watching videos on YouTube but never knew that one day I would be supporting products which help in editing and compiling those :-)
About me: I started in television in October 1969 in the Special Projects department of KIRO TV, Seattle, worked on my first feature film in 1970, produced and wrote my first documentary in 1970 and have been at it ever since. Credits and clients include CBS NEWS, 60 Minutes, War of the Roses, Northern Exposure, Over Washington, Desert Vision, Canyon Dreams and commercial clients from Honda to Coca-Cola. I built a 3 axis motion control camera in my garage in 1977 controlled by a TSR -80 computer to create animated titles and show opens. I have been a presenter at DV Expo, NAB Post Production World and conducted classes in production, post production, and After Effects for 15 years. I am a producer, director, writer, visual effects supervisor, and cinematographer that is always looking for my next project.
Hobbies/interests: I play ragtime piano, write music that sounds like it may have been written by Scott Joplin or Fats Waller, love to cook, have five wonderful daughters and two sons, and a dog named Katie, and I would spend every day out doors with my family and a camera if I could.
Fun Fact: I love to make movies. My wife is a screenwriter. We met when I taught her how to fly, I have Commercial, Multi-engine and Flight Instructor ratings and am a licensed Airframe and Power Plant mechanic and have built or restored 15 airplanes. I love to fly upside down.
About me: I'm 54, live in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Served in the US military then worked in several fields- shipyard electrician, IT, graphic and web design, teacher, currently I'm a professional photographer and sometime programmer. I started with Pagemaker, Freehand, and Photoshop in the mid-1990's and I've been active online almost that long. I've been a photographer since 1983 and got started in computer graphics when I realized it was going to be the future of photography.
Links: www.lumigraphics.com is my website/portfolio and my Instagram page is @lumigraphicsmi