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 hail from New Delhi, India. I have a Master’s degree in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and have been working in the IT domain for the last four years. Before joining Adobe, I worked at a video solutions company, where I shared the onus of improving the quality of the proprietary product - an automated content verifier for broadcast and streaming audio/video formats. A key highlight of my professional journey has been the opportunity to travel to Amsterdam to represent the firm at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) Conference. Demonstrating the product to broadcasters and content creators as well as understanding customer workflows provided me with extensive exposure. At Adobe, I am part of the InDesign Engineering Team, delivering a world-class product and enhancing customer experience. I have always been passionate about solving customer issues, thereby ensuring their success.
Hobbies/interests: I have many hobbies, and I am fortunate to get time to enjoy them. Most importantly, I love to meet new people, enjoy their culture and listen to their experiences. Others include listening to music, biking, go-karting, and trekking - to name a few.
Fun Fact: One, in most of my breaks spanning a couple of days, my wanderlust has taken me to caves, mountains, wildlife sanctuaries or the sea. Two, I have been part of National Cadet Corps. (NCC) for two years. Finally, my first name is Hindi for patience, while my last name means sword - not the most suited pair I must admit.
About me: I’m a technical illustrator (among other things, but that’s my job title) for a car insurance research firm in the UK, which involves a lot of boring day-to-day stuff, but also a lot of scope for squeezing out improvements in the way we do things and the way we use our design software, which is the fun bit. We have a lot of users who don’t have any sort of design or software background, so it’s been my job over the past few years to put together documents that contain everything they need and work in a sort of watertight way with regards to consistency. I’ve been using Adobe software since I was in my teens for school work and gig flyers, but have only been doing it professionally for the last six years or so. Like many of us I’m sure, I joined the forums to ask a question, and soon found myself answering them more often than not.
Hobbies/interests: I studied art at university because I wanted an opportunity to spend three years not thinking about anything else. Was it worth it? Who knows, but it was fun. I still paint and draw and occasionally exhibit when the opportunity arises.
Fun Fact: I used to collect old ‘missing cat’ posters. I have no idea why.
About me: Originally from England, I’ve lived in France and Sweden and now call Edinburgh, Scotland my home. I got to use Adobe software during my years at university so it felt like a real privilege to work for the company upon completion of my studies. I’ve now worked for the company in various forms for nearly twenty years.
Hobbies/interests: I love food and cooking and any trip to a new country centres around understanding and trying local traditions. When at home, I like to try to recreate the dishes that I’ve sampled. I’m currently working on perfecting my recipe for Icelandic Flatkökur (flat bread). Another great passion is photography - no surprises then that I love working with Adobe products!
Fun Fact: I learnt to program in BASIC at the tender age of 8 so I could write my own games - I’ve spent the last few decades trying to find time to learn a more modern programming language. Maybe one day…
About me: I am from Noida (India) and I have been working with Adobe since June 2010. I have been with Adobe DVA team since then.
Hobbies/interests: Video is my hobby. I don’t capture videos but I love video editing and I am also trying to learn the details of movie making starting from the scratch.
About me: 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.
Hobbies/interests: 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: I was originally trained as a telecommunications technician in the Royal Air Force. By the time I left I already owned an Apple II+, and on leaving I switched over to fixing computer terminals. I had a company with friends in the 1980s (Greengate Productions) that made Apple II based sound samplers and keyboards. Eventually, that died horribly! I then went to work for Apple Computer UK, in technical support. As 'multimedia' happened I was designated to be the multimedia specialist. Through that I became friends with the founders of The Voyager Company (the most prominent CD-ROM publisher of that era). In 1992 I moved to the US to work for Voyager, as a programmer of CD-ROMs. After six years with Voyager I joined Funny Garbage, and I'm still with them now, 19 years later! Kinda... Mid-2014 Funny Garbage joined Moving Interactive, and in January 2016 the combined company was renamed as FROM, the Digital Transformation Agency. My development tools have changed over the years, starting with HyperCard in 1987, then Director in 1995, and Flash Professional (now Adobe Animate) since 2000.
Hobbies/interests: I like movies, mostly watching on my 3D TV at home! I'm into astronomy, especially trying to photograph things in the murky skies of NYC. I also juggle.
Fun Fact: I was the first person on earth to use Mac OS 7 full time, even the System 7 team hadn't started to use it full time! In 1997 I won a Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh at the WWDC. I still have it.
About me: I'm a native Floridian. As a software learning and development facilitator for nearly a decade, at the world’s largest privately owned software training company, I had fun with my learners (about that fact) over the years. Because so many folks that, live in Miami, are from elsewhere originally. Though I “fell into” the learning space over the years. My passion IS learning and development. Mine and others. My mantra is “mediocrity is not an option”. My hope and desire is simple. Help people become the most excellent version of themselves. Throughout my professional career, that has manifested as helping clients (individual learners) achieve success (related to increasing software skills). Now that passion manifests as Talent Development Specialist, serving a multi-hundred-million-dollar revenue, electromechanical parts distributor. In service to my team, I go beyond software skills into soft skills. We accomplish this in part via Adobe’s new learning management system, Adobe Captivate Prime. We love Adobe Captivate Prime. It’s established enough to give my team and I that “WOW!” effect. And young enough to give me almost direct access (as site admin) to the technical development team scoping out the next round of enhancements. Adobe Captivate and Adobe Captivate Prime are the products I hang my hat on. I am a certified Toastmaster, member of the Microsoft Certified Trainer (Alumni Program), ITIL Foundation Certified and a member of ATD (Association for Talent Development).
Hobbies/interests: The weather is always gorgeous in South Florida. My family and I enjoy our local parks for walking or a simple picnic, the beach, bike riding, and local events (there’s always something to do). I love learning so I read often, listen to audio books and listen to podcasts. And yes, you can catch me reading at the park or at the beach (smile).
Fun Fact: I enjoy cooking and journaling. I’m experimenting with meditation (a LIGHT version)!
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'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: I was born in a small mountain town in western Colorado and have lived in western Colorado all my life. I have always had a love of being in the great outdoors. My interest in photography started about 1960 at the age of 11 or so when my uncle gave me an Argus C3 camera. I took photos whenever I could afford to buy film and processing. I used this camera until I graduated from college as an engineer in 1971 and received a Minolta SRT-101 as a graduation present. It was at this time I also became interested in computers (Mainframes as there were no PCs). Most of my photography was nature photography and family photos using slide film, Kodachrome at first and then Ektachrome. Shooting slides made me learn correct exposure as slide film is very unforgiving. It also taught me how to get the composition correct in camera. I have carried this knowledge into shooting digital cameras. I didn’t switch to digital cameras until the Canon 5D came out as I wasn’t interested in the format change and scrimpy viewfinders in the Crop-Frame cameras and the original full frame cameras were too expensive. I did quite a bit of digital editing before this as I used a slide scanner and brought photos into Photoshop Elements to edit. I started using Lightroom at version 2. I immediately thought the program was GREAT. I started lurking on the Lightroom Forum to learn things and then eventually started helping others by answering questions. I prefer the more technical or difficult questions (I guess that is the engineer in me). I also participate in the Lightroom forum to try and help Adobe make Lightroom the best it can be. It is my most used program. I am also using Photoshop since the CC plan came out but I can do 98% of my editing in Lightroom. I attribute part of this to shooting slide film so long because what you took in the camera was what you seen on the screen so you had to get it right.
Hobbies/interests: Catch and release fly fishing, downhill skiing (mostly moguls), riding ATV’s and Jeeping, metal detecting, woodworking, nature photography, geocaching, hiking, fixing things, hanging out with my great-nephews, reading, computers and many more things.
About me: Wendy Bradbury has more than 17 years experience in software quality assurance having tested mobile devices, weband over four years experience working at Adobe on Creative Cloud Desktop app, End-to-End Experience team and most recently Adobe Stock Photography as Lead Product Quality Specialist. She earned the moniker, "Evil Bug Queen" for writing thousands of bugs with evil delight and emphasized with maniacal laughter.
Hobbies/interests: Wendy's hobbies include, singing jazz, practicing ukulele and guitar, photography and finding new restaurants to try as she occasionally travels between Adobe locations.
About me: ProDesignTools.com was founded in 2009 to help Adobe users, sharing the latest news and reviews, tips and tutorials, deals and discounts.
Hobbies/interests: Finding and posting the best and most helpful free resources available for Adobe customers.
Fun Fact: ProDesignTools has been referenced over 15,000 times on adobe.com!
About me: I live in San Diego, Ca. I started using Adobe applications on the job in the early 90’s working in prepress print production. I’ve made my living working with Adobe creative applications ever since. Today I run my own design business, and I teach both Digital Darkroom and Photoshop for design classes live, and online.
Hobbies/interests: I love hiking, photography and pretty much anything that gets me outside on a sunny day.
Fun Fact: I have a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do karate.