Russell Preston Brown is the Principal Creative Director at Adobe Systems Incorporated and an Emmy Award-winning instructor. He uses Adobe products to combine the worlds of design and software development. In his 29 year Adobe career, he's contributed to the evolution of Adobe Photoshop with feature enhancements, advanced scripts, and most recently, Adobe Photoshop panel development. Brown's extensive design knowledge and zany presentation style have won him a devoted following among users of all levels. Via his entertaining series of Photoshop Tips and Tricks, Brown tests the creative limits of Adobe tools for an audience that includes art directors, designers, photographers, artists, and other creative professionals. His tips appear on the web at tv.adobe.com and www.russellbrown.com.
Julieanne is Principal Evangelist for Photoshop and Lightroom at Adobe Systems, founder of jkost.com, publisher of the Daily Photoshop and Lightroom Tip, host of “The Complete Picture” a bimonthly instructional training program featuring Lightroom and Photoshop on AdobeTV, author of “Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking” and author of Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC Essential Training with Lynda.com.
Deke is the author of more than 50 video courses on creative imaging, graphics, 3D, and design for the industry-leading lynda.com. One of the most award winning writers in the business, Deke has written over 80 books translated into 24 languages, with more than 4 million copies in print. These have included The Photoshop Bible, several For Dummies books, and his own One-on-One series published under Deke Press. In his spare time, Deke runs dekeOnline, where he posts episodes of his popular lynda.com weekly series, Deke's techniques. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his two sons.
Jan is a software trainer and photographer, who has been helping designers and photographers learn Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, and photography for over a decade. Since writing her first book with Lynda Weinman back in 2001, she has authored countless videos, books, and articles about how to use Adobe software. You’ll find lots of her tutorials online at lynda.com and on Adobe TV. Jan's books include How to Wow: Photoshop for the Web, Photoshop for the Web Hands on Training, Photoshop Complete Course, and Photoshop Elements Complete Course. Her creative career has turned out to be so much fun, she's very nearly recovered from her past life as a Stanford Law School grad and litigator.
Bonny leverages her training as a traditional painter and printmaker to bring innovations and new inventions that combine the best of many years of alternative photography and printmaking techniques with modern technology to create unique works of art and photography. After years of experimentation and development her new processes allow alternative photographers, traditional printmakers, and 21st century digital artists to express their creative voice in ways never before possible. She shares the techniques she has developed in two best selling books: Digital Alchemy and The Last Layer published by New Riders Voices That Matter. Her work is shown and collected internationally and appears in numerous books and articles featuring experimental media. Her art is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Albuquerque Art Museum. She is the recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award.
"I am primarily an entertainment/beauty retoucher...and have been doing it for what seems like forever. I feel privileged to be working in this industry, with pretty amazing people. I have resettled in LA after a 5 year stint in rural France. I travel back and forth from Los Angeles, Paris, London."
NYC-based Ina is an art director, author and professor (at The City College of New York) whose areas of expertise are typography and editorial publication design. Ina is the author of the lynda.com course series "Foundations of Typography." Her book "Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type" is in five languages, and her "Body Type" book series photographically documents typographic tattoos. Ina is a co-author of "Typography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History and Practice of Typography."
A graduate of Cooper Union, she served as the Design Director at TIME magazine's international editions and is a three time board member of the Type Directors Club. She is a well-known denizen of the alternate universe of deep type geeks.
Tokyo-born Mamiko Ikeda is a Denver-based cultural educator, artist, poet, animator, author, and manga comic creator. Early in her life she began studying shodo (Japanese calligraphy) with her mother, master calligrapher Shotei Miura, as her guide. Drawn to the American West to study Native American culture and storytelling, Ikeda earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver in Liberal Arts, specializing in American Indian Studies.
She and Miura co-authored the book, "Japanese Calligraphy: The Basics," published in 2012 in the States, and set for release in Japan by Nichigai Associates, Inc. in February 2014. Mamiko's art and animation movies have appeared in a variety of Colorado venues including Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, The Museum of Outdoor Arts, and Denver's Republic Plaza.
Anne-Marie (“Her Geekness”) Concepción is a digital publishing savant. She’s the owner of Chicago-based Seneca Design & Training, a cross-media design studio that develops print, PDF, and digital publications for clients. Anne-Marie is a certified Adobe instructor and consultant specializing in InDesign-centered publishing workflows, InCopy integration, and publishing to EPUB, Kindle, DPS, PDF, and iBooks Author. She has authored over 20 titles on lynda.com on these topics and more. Anne-Marie, along with partner David Blatner, co-founded InDesignSecrets.com, “The world’s #1 resource for all things InDesign,” co-produces their annual Print + ePublishing Conference, PePcon, and co-publishes InDesign Magazine and CreativePro.com.
Wes is the Senior Evangelist for Creative Products at Wacom Technology, the world”s leading developer of pen tablets and interactive pen and touch displays. As a seasoned veteran tablet user and beta-tester of industry-leading graphic software applications, he regularly consults with creative professionals, instructing them on ways to optimize their workflow and realize their vision. Wes is a passionate trainer and speaker, presenting at events such as Photoshop World, SIGGRAPH, the HOW Conference and various workshops around the world. Classically trained as an illustrator, Wes” skills and experience span from traditional to digital media. Wes is a contributing writer to numerous creative magazines and blogs, and is the author of the leading video title on tablet training; Wacom Tablets and Photoshop from PhotoshopCAFE. He is the host and presenter of “Wacom Webinars”, a regular series of live monthly webinars.
Dave holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Graphics Design, and Computers and Electronics, and has worked at Universal Laser Systems (ULS) for the past 13 years. David joined ULS as a service technician and quickly moved up the ranks to manage the Advanced Material Processing Center (AMPC) laboratory where he spent more than 20,000+ hours testing and learning all known materials and its reaction with laser processing technology, becoming an industry leader in laser technology. David has used his AMPC research and development experience to create new features and software for ULS such as 1-Touch Laser Photo and Laser Interface+. David now puts his experience and knowledge to task as the Senior Technology Specialist in the Marketing department, and is the primary evangelist for ULS for all public events and tradeshows for the company.
Bryan O'Neil Hughes
Bryan is the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop software and a pinch hitter for the Photoshop Lightroom software team. Since 1999 he has helped to test, drive, demonstrate, and lead development of Adobe’s professional digital imaging applications. Bryan is the Photoshop team’s primary worldwide spokesman and can often be found leading seminars, user groups, and workshops. Before joining Adobe, he was a professional photographer and retoucher. Beyond Adobe, Hughes is a published photographer, editor, and author. He is also a driving instructor for the BMW Car Club of America. When he isn’t driving very quickly, he enjoys running marathons very slowly. Bryan was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2011.
As Senior Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe, Paul focuses on workflows that empower designers and developers to create amazing interactive content for the web and mobile devices.
Paul has been an Adobe Certified Instructor and courseware creator for over a decade. A writer and prolific trainer, Paul has earned top author status at Lynda.com and has created a constant stream of content for AdobeTV as well as his own tutorials on www.paultrani.com.
When he is not traversing the globe he can be found hiking somewhere in the Colorado mountains (and he’s not telling where). Best chance to find him is to follow him on twitter: @paultrani
Dani Beaumont has been managing innovative applications in the web and design space for more than 20 years. At Adobe, Dani has served as Group Product Manager for Adobe Illustrator, Fireworks and Macromedia Director, and was integral in the acquisition and integration of Business Catalyst into the Adobe web solutions portfolio. She is currently working as the Principal Product Manager on Adobe Muse CC that allows visual designers to build rich HTML and CSS-based web sites without writing any code.
Van Heyst Group
The team at VHG, global event management experts, has a long history of handling Adobe's ADIM events. VHG oversees marketing, audience recruitment, registration, lodging, and on-site management for ADIM. VHG's client list includes Apple, Cisco, Equinix, TIME, Fortune Magazine, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and others.