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About me: I grew up in Massachusetts but have been living in the New York area since I came to Brooklyn to go to Pratt sometime in the second half of the twentieth century. After school I started my career as a freelance illustrator which I did for several years. Then in 1989 I discovered something called Adobe Illustrator (Illustrator '88 to be specific) that was followed in quick succession with Photoshop and something that I think was called Quark. I fell hard for this new world and totally reinvented myself. I eventually became the Studio training manager at a large New York agency where I am still working (21 years and counting). In 2002 my boss asked me to look into a still relatively new program called InDesign. He wanted me to research it and create a curriculum that could be used to convert our whole agency. It actually took six years for that to come to pass and I had to completely rewrite and update that curriculum paper several times. But eventually I was able to use what I had written to train the whole agency. My good friend Jeff Witchel, an Adobe Certified Expert, used my curriculum (for consistency's sake) to train the Art Directors and I personally trained the Studio. Recently Jeff told me about the ACP program and got me invited to the seminar in New York. It didn't take long before I realized that this was something I'd actually been working toward for a long time. It's been an extremely rewarding experience giving something back to the Adobe community. And I'm amazed at how much I'm learning as I help others.
Hobbies/interests: I really love using InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to design projects just for myself. Since I work on the computer in these same programs all day at my job the line between work and play is constantly blurred.
Fun Fact: A long time ago I used to actually draw illustrations (on paper!) that actually looked like they were drawn in Adobe Illustrator! This, of course was before Illustrator existed.
About me: I'm Canadian. I love photography and travel and I wish I could do more of both. I started using Adobe Captivate as part of my job but decided to carry on using Captivate when I decided to go freelance. Without really knowing how to promote my business I started making video tutorials on Adobe Captivate. 5,000 subscribers later and almost half a million views on Youtube my business is doing great. Somewhere part way through all that I began to attract the attention of the eLearning team at Adobe. This fall marks my fourth invitation to an Adobe Live at the upcoming Adobe Learning Summit in Las Vegas. I'm really looking forward to it and hope lots of my viewers and followers will be there. You can find me on the Adobe eLearning Community but also find me on my YouTube channel at https://YouTube.com/paulwilsonlearning. You can also follow me on Twitter @PaulWilsonLD or if you’re interested in hiring me check out my web page at https://paulwilsonlearning.com
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. My favorite 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 was born and live in Shizuoka at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan. In the past I work a prepress company before digitization, Imagesetting service bureau, Mac system sales and support etc. I have been participating in the Adobe Forum since June 2001. I am currently a member of silk screen printing company "Silkmaster”.
Hobbies/interests: Listening to music, especially contemporary jazz. Travel with my Mercedes. Recently I purchase Panasonic Lumix GX85 (GX7 Mark 2).
Fun Fact: Calico cat is our family, she is selfish.
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: So I have been with Adobe since last 7 years.. long time. Earlier I was with Acrobat and since January 2014 I am with Dreamweaver. I used to follow forums in Acrobat team also and continued doing same with Dreamweaver, proud to mention that I had been nominated top forum contributor for quarter earlier also and multiple times for a month. It was very interesting to see what kind of issues users are facing and how can we resolve those. It helps in understanding what all user faces in day to day scenario using our product. I just want to help users and resolve their issues if I can. In future, I’ll keep doing this as and when I get time. Sometimes day to day tasks consume most of your time and don’t get enough time to check forums.
Hobbies/interests: I like dancing and playing chess, travelling to various places.
Fun Fact: hmm don’t have any to share sadly.
About me: As a writer and editor, I work with words every day. I started in technical book publishing and then migrated to online work. I work with the Studio team at Adobe to create tutorials about our digital video and audio apps. I fire up Premiere Pro several times a week, either to work on a project or help out someone in the forums.
Hobbies/interests: My passion is film. Living in San Francisco, I have access to amazing film festivals. Special interests include early silents, international films, and LGBT subjects. I prefer to watch movies in theaters rather than on small screens.
Fun Fact: I made a short documentary in 2005 about a local female bartender who collects vintage ephemera from the golden age of air travel. Showing my movie at a festival in front of an appreciating audience of strangers was a great pleasure. I cut the miniDV tapes in Final Cut Pro 4.5 and learned enough editing basics back then to transfer my knowledge later (and easily) to Premiere Pro.