Opening Keynote Speaker at Adobe MAX Creativity Conference 2023
Presented a live demo of the newest features coming to Illustrator to over 6,000 in person attendees and 50,000 virtual attendees.
Speaker and Panelist at AIGA SF Design Week in both San Francisco & San Jose 2023
Presenting a brief demo of the latest Generative AI tools, followed by a panel discussion & QA. This is a conversation with Adobe Design and local designers about the design process behind Adobe’s Gen AI tools. We discuss how we're currently using AI our design workflows, touch upon what’s ahead, and talk about how it takes a human touch to make and create the next generation of design tools.
Speaker at CreativePro Week in Phoenix, AZ 2023
During the session I present the latest tools and generative AI technologies that you need to know today as a creative to help set you up for success tomorrow.
Host on Adobe Live - Introducing Adobe Firefly 2023
Introducing Adobe Firefly, a new family of creative generative AI models. I get the chance to talk with Adobe VP of Design Eric Snowden and Instrument VP of Creative Nishat Akhtar about their perspectives on generative AI, Adobe Firefly and more.
Opening Keynote Speaker at Adobe MAX Creativity Conference 2022
Presented a live demo of the newest features across the Creative Cloud in both InDesign and Illustrator to over 6,000 in person attendees and 50,000 virtual attendees.
Host on Adobe Live - Creative Cloud Live Streams 2017-present
The Adobe Creative Cloud team invites top creatives to engage with the creative community. Adobe's live streams feature artists who create illustrations, animations, videos and artworks live. I’ve been on as a host for weeks like UX/UI Design & Graphic Design, as well as the designer creating live prototypes in Adobe XD. All past streams can be found on Adobe's YouTube Creative Cloud channel.
Speaker for Adobe Experience Lab - Landing Opportunities 2020
Meet hiring managers and former interns turned employees from the Adobe Design team, with plenty of opportunity for Q + A.Hosted designer Cody Brown on Adobe's Live Stream 2019 & 2021
Cody is a multidisciplinary designer at agency Experiences For Mankind based in San Diego, CA. In 2019 he designed and prototypeed a multi-surface ordering experience in Adobe XD. I was excited to bring him back in 2021 (virtually this time) to create a mobile app for dog-friendly hiking adventures called National Bark. Learn a bit about the process, how to designs screens, link them together and test the prototype.
Panel Speaker for AIGA x Adobe - UX Design A Team Sport 2020
UX designers have always been closely connected to other members of the product team, including Product Managers and Engineers. However, designers are taking on more responsibility in the product development cycle and are having to interface with additional stakeholders and teams, including Customer Service, Security, Legal. How do we work more closely with our product partners, and how do we develop those relationships with our secondary stakeholders?
Speaker at WISE Summit in Boston 2019
WISE is an organization focused on building a community for women interested in developing an innovative mindset. At their summit I ran a workshop "Introduction to UI/UX Design with Adobe".Hosted Uber designer Charlie Waite on Adobe's Live Stream 2019
Charlie is a designer for Uber living and working in Orange County, CA. On the stream he showcases the power of Design Systems. We build a design system and create a mobile app for surfers using Adobe XD.
Hosted graphic designer Whitney Anderson on Adobe's Live Stream 2019
Whitney is a Graphic Designer based in Milwaukee, WI who specializes in hand lettering & typography, branding, illustration, and print materials. On the stream she designs the brand identity for a restaurant in Illustrator and Photoshop CC. Learn how she defines and applies a brand identity system to business collateral.
Hosted PepsiCo designer Jon Sorrentino on Adobe's Live Stream 2019
Jon is a Senior Global Brand Designer at PepsiCo living and working in New York. On the stream he creates a Character Index mobile app for Transformers. See the pain points from an existing website and how to develop solutions using Adobe XD.
Opening Keynote Speaker at Adobe MAX Creativity Conference 2018
Presented in front of 14,000 people at Adobe MAX, the leading creativity conference. Demoed the newest features across the Creative Cloud in both InDesign and Illustrator.
Hosted designers on Adobe's Live Stream
I've been able to host many designers including - Sally Tugendman a Product Designer at Truepill living and working in the Bay Area as well as Liz Wells a Senior Experience Designer based in Brooklyn, NY.
Career Panel for Berkley Innovation Students 2018
Moderating Career Panel for AIGA EMERGE & Providing Portfolio Reviews 2018
A panel for a group of young professionals 0-5 years out of school from underrepresented backgrounds. I'll also be reviewing and providing feedback on their portfolios. AIGA EMERGE is an initiative built to engage and empower designers who are just starting out.
Creative Leaders Series in Atlanta 2018
Adobe Career Bootcamp panel at the MAX Conference 2017
Bootcamp is part of a series where Adobe inspires students to launch their careers by focusing on the stuff they don’t get to focus on in the classroom: their soft skills, like making great first impressions, taking chances, selling themselves and their vision. I was on a panel of creative pros talking to and taking questions from the students.
Hosted Behance designer Jeannie Huang on Adobe's Live Stream 2018
Jeannie is Senior Product Designer in New York where she works at Behance on everything from product strategy and management to designing compelling user experiences. On the stream she designs & prototypes a service oriented web experience 'Botanica Neue' in Adobe XD.
Career Presentation for Northeastern University Design Class in SF 2018
Career Panel and Breakout Group for non-profit youth project Ready, Set Connect! 2018
Project QuickLayout at Adobe's MAX Conference 2016
Presented Project QuickLayout at Adobe MAX, the leading creativity conference to more than 10,000 designers and creative professionals. Project QuickLayout is an experimental technology I helped conceive and develop. As part of the conference, Adobe unveils up to 10 projects in development to preview innovative technology happening around the company – called the “Sneaks” presentation.
Adobe Type Club Workshop 2016
Led a workshop around a brief history of Hebrew, the evolution of it’s typography and the study of the structure of modern Hebrew letters. As well as a hands-on exercise allowing people to experiment with hand lettering, focusing on letterforms or creating typographic illustrations using shapes inspired by the Hebrew alphabet.
Career Panel for Girls Who Code students at Adobe 2016
Freestyle Academy Career Presentation and QA 2016
Freestyle Academy Alumni Panelist 2015