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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.
Fun Fact: My first programming experience was with Logo language, somewhere in the mid 90's. Favourite drink: Any single-malt whisky, preferably Ardbeg or Lagavulin
About me: I have worked in film and television for more than 40 years, have 9 Emmy's and numerous other awards. I've been using After Effects since August 1993 and posted my first set of online tutorials in 1995.
About me: I'm from a small city in the middle of British Columbia, Canada. I have been using every version of Dreamweaver since pre-release of version 1.0 back when it was owned by Macromedia. A highlight of my professional career was the opportunity to go to Romania and visit Dracula's Castle in Brasov, Transylvania.
Hobbies/interests: Acting and/or Directing plays would be at the top of my hobbies. As for interests, I am a huge Canadian Football Fan, the Saskatchewan Roughriders in particular. I am also a big fan of the National Lacrosse League. You can also find me each year at Adobe Max!
Fun Fact: I am very much involved in Live Community Theatre both on stage and off as well as Improv Theatre.
About me: I’m a retired entrepreneur, technologist, and ski instructor, originally from Connecticut but living in Silicon Valley for the past 30 years. In 2001, while working for an investor, I was one of the first alpha users of Phototablet, which became Fotiva, which became Photoshop Album, which became Photoshop Elements Organizer. I used Elements for many years before graduating to Lightroom in 2010.I am the family’s memory keeper, curating a collection of images dating as far back as the 1860s (daguerreotypes). To that end, I’ve become an obsessive metadata nerd, tilting at photo-industry windmills in a vain attempt to achieve total bug-free compatibility nirvana. My Any * Lightroom plugins, almost all developed for my own use, have pushed Lightroom outside of its original focus on raw-image workflows, making it a little more useful as a desktop digital asset manager. The one exception is Export LUT, a surprisingly popular plugin that lets video editors use Lightroom for color grading.
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 have an art education and photography has always been my primary interest. So when I was offered a job as full time staff photographer for a major art museum in Norway, I jumped at it, and today I can no longer separate work from hobby. I love it both ways. I'm 57, so hopefully I have many good years ahead until I have to retire.
Hobbies/interests: What's that? Oh, I do like nature and hiking, of course always bringing the camera. I'm mostly interested in my native Norway and Scandinavia. It's inexhaustible, and I love walking in the mountains as much as by the seaside. Thankfully, we still have a lot of relatively untouched wilderness here. My wonderful wife shares that interest, so we often go together. And I love movies. I can watch three full-length films in an afternoon...but now I'm starting to worry that I've already seen all the good ones...
Fun Fact: I once worked as a doorman/bouncer. Not for long, though.
Hobbies/interests: My hobbies are numerous, and include: mechanics, kayaking, fishing, hunting, cooking, music, exercise & athletics, crafts, metalwork, etc...Yes, I have many hobbies - I must admit I don't always have time for them all! I am a born-again Christian - something which has helped me through a lot.
About me: I joined to founding the screen printing company of my grandfather, started my career from the introduction of DTP. It will be more than 15000 days started using my favorite Adobe Illustrator. Since deploying the ink-jet printer, to manage the color, and strive to achieve high-quality printing in high-definition.
Hobbies/interests: My hobby is like a little program, game development, troubleshooting.
Fun Fact: I am the grandson of Nezumi Otoko of GeGeGe no KitarÅ. (GeGeGe no KitarÅ is a famous cartoon of Japan)
About me: I live in a small town in the north west of England, (U/K), and am now semi-retired. I worked in the aerospace industry for most of my life, and still work in the aerospace industry, (from which I thought I had retired :)), co-ordinating between teams from a number of individual aerospace companies, in the field of - 'product support and training'. All of my work is project and module based, with my responsibility's now being firmly fixed on front-end development. I first started using the Internet, long before the www was invented, and built my first web site in 1994, (which I quickly removed). My use of Adobe products also dates from that time.
Hobbies/interests: My main hoppy use to be in the creation of holographic projections, but over the last year or so, this has become more of an interest in what others are doing. My favourite pastime now is sitting in the shade, on a warm evening, with a good glass of wine, and watching the sun set and the stars come out.
Fun Fact: Famous Quote: When the first iPhone was introduced I said, “Apps are a passing fad and will never catch on.”
About me: I live in the beautiful city of Perth, Western Australia with my (also beautiful) wife of 38 years. I’ve been using Adobe Captivate since about 2005 but before that I was heavily involved in using Macromedia Flash and RoboDemo to build e-learning. So I've had well over a dozen years in the e-learning industry but Captivate remains my favourite tool for authoring courseware.
Hobbies/interests: My main hobby is playing fingerstyle acoustic guitar and since I usually work from a home office it can be difficult to get any work done sometimes due to the temptation of having three guitars hanging on the wall around me.
About me: I'm from Hamburg, Germany where I still live. Studied graphic design at Institute of Design/Hamburg and became a freelance graphic designer. Writing books & magazine articles & tutorials.
Hobbies/interests: Bauhaus artists, undergrounds & railroads & public transport systems, zebras, knitting
Fun Fact: I didn't think I'd ever need to write more than 3 consecutive sentences again after graduating from college.
About me: I have worked with and supported Adobe applications since the late Twentieth Century. I am even an Adobe Certified Expert in Acrobat 3! I live and work in bonny Edinburgh, Scotland - probably the most beautiful city on the planet.
Hobbies/interests: When not looking at a monitor I help out with my son's school football team and try to take an active interest in the society I live in. I love live music from The Smiths to Shostakovich. I also love reading and am a big history and archaeology geek.
Fun Fact: I once worked giving training for a continence product ordering system. Glamorous.
About me: I am from India working out of Adobe Noida, India office. I am part of the Flash Player team here and I love to interact with people and help them in resolving their issues.
Hobbies/interests: I love adventure sports and exploring new places.
Fun Fact: Well I started participating in forums to help customers but in the end it turned out as a learning process for me as I came to know what kinds of issues do customers actually face.