Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin has been involved in the design, editing, and production of books, magazines, and newspapers for almost 30 years. He is the Editor in Chief of CreativePro Magazine and CreativePro.com, co-author of the Adobe Photoshop Visual QuickStart Guide, and an Instructor for LinkedInLearning with over 30 video courses on InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, and Affinity Publisher.

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Leonard Rosenthol

Leonard Rosenthol is a Senior Principal Scientist with Adobe Systems and serves as their PDF Architect having been involved with PDF technology for more than 20 years. Recently he also took on the responsibility for architecture of their Content Authenticity Initiative. In his role as Senior Standards Representative for Adobe, he represents Adobe on various international standards bodies including the ISO and W3C. Prior to joining Adobe (for the first time) in 1996, Leonard was the Director of Advanced Technology for Aladdin Systems and responsible for the development of the StuffIt line of products.


Jesús Ramirez

Jesús Ramirez

Jesús Ramirez is a digital graphics expert, speaker, and educator specializing in Adobe Photoshop. Jesús has over 16 years of professional design experience and has worked with clients such as Adobe, Microsoft, Motorola, and Conde Nast.

Jesús is best known as the founder of the Photoshop Training Channel, one of the most popular Photoshop YouTube channels in the world with 1.8 million subscribers. You can find his articles and tutorials in many well-known publications and blogs, including the Adobe Creative Cloud Blog, Adobe’s Create Magazine, and Photoshop User Magazine.

Jesús has been a speaker at many industry-related events worldwide. Including events in Australia, Asia, and Latin America. Most notably Adobe MAX, Adobe SUMMIT, Adobe MAKE IT, CreativePro, CreativeLive, Talent Land, PhotoPlus, Photoshop World, Pluralsight LIVE, and WPPI.

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Sandee Cohen

After 20 years in advertising, Sandee Cohen began teaching computer graphics and layout. In 1999 she was approached by Adobe Systems to beta test K-2 which was released as Adobe InDesign. From there she wrote the first InDesign Visual Quickstart Guide.

In addition to authoring the InDesign VQS, she has written Creating Animations with Adobe InDesign CC, and is the co-author, with Diane Burns, of Digital Publishing with InDesign CC. She has also created a course for Lynda.com on the three Adobe Spark programs.

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    Bart Van de Wiele

    Bart Van de Wiele

    Bart is a trainer, worldwide public speaker, LinkedIn Learning author and author of the book “Photoshop-Illustrator and InDesign Collaboration & Workflow”. He is based in Belgium and works for Adobe as Head of Solutions Consulting and Tech Evangelism where his team of product experts help customers reach their business objectives using Adobe’s digital media solutions.

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    Steve Caplin

    Steve Caplin is a freelance photomontage artist based in London. His work has appeared in every national UK newspaper, as well as magazines around the world including Businessweek, Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest and many more.

    He is the author of the best-selling How to Cheat in Photoshop, as well as 100% Photoshop, Art & Design in Photoshop and 3D Photoshop. He writes regularly for CreativePro and is a trainer at Lynda.com. His YouTube channel 2 Minute Photoshop is a growing collection of handy Photoshop tips, each just two minutes long.

    When he’s not at his computer Steve builds improbable furniture, which can be seen at curieaux.com.

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      Laurie Ruhlin

      Laurie Ruhlin

      Laurie is an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign and Illustrator and an active user of many of the Creative Cloud programs in her graphic design business. She provides classroom and custom training both live and online as a consultant. This will be her seventh CreativePro Week as a speaker.

      In addition to her teaching and speaking, she is a graphic designer, developing brochures, catalogs, newsletters, logos and interactive documents for a wide variety of clients. She is the author of a course for Ajar Productions – Creating your First Interactive Document with InDesign and in5. She is a writer for InDesign Magazine and has several videos on the InDesign Secrets YouTube channel. From her diverse graphic design and consulting work, Laurie brings a wide variety of real-world knowledge into the classroom.

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      Ken Jones

      Ken Jones is a publishing software expert with over ten years experience as Technical Production Manager, software trainer and developer at Penguin Group UK. Now specialising in writing workflow applications and offering training and consultancy for publishers on print and digital workflows. Ken’s company ‘Circular Software’ provides software tools and services for a range of illustrated book publishing customers including Hachette, Pan Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Thames & Hudson and The Quarto Group.

      You can contact Ken on twitter @CircularKen on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/kenjones or through the website circularsoftware.com.

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        Jeff Witchel

        Jeff Witchel is a self-taught computer artist with over 30 years of experience. His initial introduction to the computer was with PageMaker, but he switched to Quark 1.0 when it was first introduced in 1987. Having arrived on the desktop publishing scene so early, Jeff became a “go to” guy for answers when others started getting into computer graphics.

        Today Jeff is an Adobe Certified Instructor for InDesign and Illustrator, with training clients across the USA. He’s best known for his tips and tricks video tutorials, which you can view on his training website at JeffWitchel.net. Jeff is also Adobe’s Co-Representative to the InDesign User Group of NJ, an Adobe Community Professional, who answers questions on the Adobe Forums, and an Adjunct Professor at Kean University, Robert Busch School of Design.

        Jeff wrote “Layers Magazine Tip of the Day” for five years (2005–2009), which were emailed to 20,000 subscribers every weekday. The best of the InDesign tips were compiled into an book, The Best of Layers Magazine Tips of the Day. He also wrote for Illustrator Techniques magazine (Kelby), InDesign Magazine, the CreativePro website, and InDesignSecrets. Over the years, Jeff has produced many Adobe training videos for Magnet Media in New York and Infinite Skills (O’Reilly).

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          Bill Jelen

          Bill Jelen is the host of MrExcel.com and the author of 61 books about Microsoft Excel including Excel Gurus Gone Wild, Pivot Table Data Crunching, and Excel 2019 Inside Out. He has made over 80 guest appearances on TV’s Call for Help with Leo Laporte and was voted guest of the year on the Computer America radio show. Jelen joins us from Merritt Island, Florida.

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