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About me: I started working with ColdFusion 1.5, back when it was an Allaire product. I'm the second "Allaire Agent" - qualified by Allaire to teach ColdFusion, but not an Allaire employee.
Hobbies/interests: In addition to working with ColdFusion, I'm interested in history and politics. Those aren't really hobbies.
Fun Fact: I don't know, I'm a pretty boring person. I've been using ColdFusion for twenty-two years, how's that?
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 studied Electricity, Electronics, and Radio and TV Broadcasting in high school and passed the FCC exam for a First Class (now called General Class) Commercial Radiotelephone License before graduating. I then earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. My soon to be wife and I decided to take a turn from our professional lives and work for her parents at their small town, old fashioned, independent hardware store, the kind where you can still buy nails in bulk by the pound. After five years of working there, we purchased the business. I do in home service of major appliances, plumbing, and electrical repairs, as well as perform other services. Basically, I fix stuff. The birth of our daughter, like many new parents, was also the beginning of my interest in video editing. I started with a now defunct piece of editing software, moved on to Premiere Elements 3.0.1, and then on to Premiere Pro CS4, CS5.5, and now CC. This perfectly complemented my wife’s interest in photography. We have since collaborated on video projects for our daughter’s swim team and local organizations.
Hobbies/interests: Video editing, of course.I also enjoy woodworking and collecting old tools, flashlights, and oil cans.
Fun Fact: My legal name is Bob, not Robert.
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. 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: 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 sharing the best and most helpful free resources available for Adobe customers.
Fun Fact: ProDesignTools has been referenced over 10,000 times on adobe.com!
Indigo Persuasion: https://www.amazon.com/Indigo-Persuasion-J-Arlin-Hibbs/dp/1975787080
I am a retired Mental Health Therapist and Clinic Administrator and Consultant. My current professional engagement is as an author and illustrator. I am working on four mystery novels the first one is recently published – Indigo Persuasion – sold on Amazon – see the link above. There you will see a small bio on my author's page. My work as Adobe forum participant is an exciting sideline that allows me to communicate with fellow Photoshop Professionals. This opportunity to connect with international photographers and artist is exciting and challenging.I have been an active Adobe product user since the first edition of Photoshop. I began as a classically trained studio artist, which means I am able to dabble in many mediums and provide my customers with professional artwork in a wide and varied range. “A little bit of everything.” Photoshop allows me so much freedom and pure fun while my imagination goes wild playing with unlimited creativity. I literally threw away all of my paint and brushes and canvases and ran wildly into the exciting world of digital art. My fellow traditional artists and illustrators refused to even try the new magical medium of digital art. I was shunned by the “Upper-class” real artist groups. I could not enter competitions or get galleries to exhibit my art for a very long time. NAPP invited me to be one with them I found my new family of artists.
Hobbies/interests: Hobbies are limited to a few. The latest one occupies all of my spare time! It is putting together our ancestry documents of three branches of my family heritage. I have charts, photographs and family secrets and stories all in a presentation notebook. I Live beside the sea, which is a fairly big hobby too.I am preparing a photo collection of my beautiful shells.
Fun Fact: At the end of every day, usually at dusk and with a martini, I review all of the day's evidence that supports the realization that I am NOT the smartest person in the world.
About me: I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I have a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering and started my career at Intel as a hardware engineer, transitioning to software in my last few years there. My next stop was starting my own company, WindJack Solutions, over 16 years ago- whew! I got involved in an Acrobat and PDF project very early on and fell in love with the format. I’ve developed a few commercial Acrobat plugins and developed too many to count automation tools for clients to make their PDF worklfows faster and easier. My main focus now is consulting and developing for Acrobat automation tools, form scripts and complex custom dynamic stamps. I operate the www.pdfscripting.com <http://www.pdfscripting.com> web site, a place to learn just what you can do with Acrobat scripting- training video series, automation tools, scripted forms, and in-depth tutorials/articles. I am an Adobe Community Professional and MVP.
Hobbies/interests: My other interests are kayaking, scuba diving, gardening, biking and hiking, and of course the travel that goes with doing those things.