Savannah Glitschka (Also known online as Savannahfaerie) is a PNW designer and illustrator. Savannah has worked with some of the most respected global brands with ad agencies, design firms, and in-house art departments from around the world on various projects through her family’s studio “Glitschka Studios”. On her own time she enjoys taking private illustration commissions, and runs a small merch shop of her own personal work. She enjoys alternative fashions such as EGL, Fairy-kei, and Ouji and regularly uses them as inspiration in her work.
@Mike_Parkinson is a geek. He is 1 of 36 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world, is an internationally recognized communication and presentation expert, best-selling author, and professional trainer. Mike’s keynotes, training, books (“Billion Dollar Graphics” and “A Trainer’s Guide to PowerPoint: Best Practices for Master Presenters.”), and tools (Build-a-Graphic.com) help companies succeed while saving money and time. He owns Billion Dollar Graphics and is a partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier creative services firm.
Anubhav is the Director of product management for graphic design at Adobe. He has led the product management teams for Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, which are top two Graphic Design products in the world. Anubhav has spent his work life building, evangelising and growing products for creative professionals. I enjoy public speaking and tinkering to achieve the best outcomes for the business. In my personal time I help my wife with her customized experiences and tours of Delhi & bake sourdough bread.
Richard is a bit of a renaissance man when it comes to all things Adobe, with expertise across the Creative, Document and Experience Clouds. By understanding not only how they work but how they can work together, he has developed workflow solutions for organizations across the legal, commercial, government and education sectors, including Airservices Australia, Caterpillar Inc., and the Australian Defence Forces, to name but a few.
For nearly three decades he has tinkered, hacked or just plain read the manual to expand this product knowledge, and with a desire to share this experience is why he’s also engaged as a freelance trainer and has lost count of the number of times a student has uttered the phrase: “I didn’t know It could do that”!
Myra Ferguson creates digital media training and multimedia experiences as an author and freelance designer/developer and teaches creative software and design at the University of Colorado Boulder. After writing “How to Cheat in Adobe Animate CC,” Myra began authoring video courses for Pluralsight. Her courses include “Illustrator CC Creating a Poster,” “Photoshop CC Automating Tasks,” and “Advanced Typography.” Myra teaches Software and Design Applications as a part-time lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder. As an Adobe Community Professional and Adobe User Group Manager, Myra enjoys helping others in the Adobe Community learn innovative digital media techniques. She has been a speaker at several Adobe conferences and events and at Pluralsight LIVE. Myra holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Design with Digital Media from the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
David Jonathan Ross draws letters of all shapes and sizes for custom and retail typeface designs. A native of Los Angeles, He began drawing typefaces at Hampshire College and joined The Font Bureau in 2007 where he honed his bézier-wrangling skills. Now he publishes his typeface designs at his own foundry, DJR, as well as working on projects with Type Network and developing unusual display faces for his Font of the Month Club. You’ll find him in the woods of Western Massachusetts with his partner Emily and their two dogs, Sophie and Lily.
Kelly Vaughn (a.k.a. “Document Geek”) has focused her career at the intersection of industries: boatbuilding and publishing; she specializes in writing and designing technical manuals for the marine industry. Kelly holds Adobe Expert Certifications in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat and is also the author of a LinkedIn Learning course: “Adobe Acrobat DC: PDF Commenting for AEC”. As a lifelong fiber artist, she is passionate about knitting and spinning.
Kladi is an award-winning designer, visual strategist, speaker, and author. Founder of Studio Printmysoul, a Manchester-based design boutique.
As a self-published author, Kladi’s illustrated book, Plant Therapy, won the world-renowned Fedrigoni TOP Designer Award for her unique use of cotton papers and ink. Kladi has also been the winner of Infohackit and Adobe’s San Francisco Creative Jam.
In addition to her design work, Kladi often leads graphic design masterclasses for Adobe Live, with over 100k views worldwide, and mentors young artists through Adobe’s Discord page. Kladi has also led social media asset creation workshops for House Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Kladi took part in Adobe MAX as a lead speaker in the Design industry in LA, with the What’s New in InDesign and Illustrator (2019), presented two sessions on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign (2020), authored and produced S300 – Transforming Any Document into a Digital Experience with InDesign (2021)
S351 – Techniques for the Efficient Content Creator on the Go (2021), FT2 – First Takes from the Community: Graphic Design (2021). She was also a speaker at the exciting Creative PRO WEEK 2020 conference and shared workflow tips in Illustrator in Spanish during Talent Land 2019 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and again during the Talented at Home virtual event in 2020.
Join her colorful creative journey on iamkladi.com
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 video courses on InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, and Affinity Publisher.
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.