Kristina Sherk

For the past 15 years, Kristina Sherk has been a retoucher and Photoshop educator based out of Washington, D.C. She loves “translating Photoshop” for photographers and subsequently, has spoken at CreativeLive, Photoshop World, KelbyOne, AdobeMAX, Canon, LinkedIn Learning, ImagingUSA and WPPI.

She’s also a contributing author for educational publications like Shutter Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine and Lightroom Magazine.

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Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton is the Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair at MICA. She has authored and edited numerous books on design processes, including “Thinking with Type,” “Graphic Design Thinking,” “Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers,” and “Health Design Thinking.” In the works: the third edition of “Thinking with Type.” She curated numerous exhibitions at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, including “Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master,” “Face Values: Understanding Artificial Intelligence,” “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision,” and “Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics.” She is an AIGA Gold Medalist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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Stephanie Horn

Stephanie Horn

Stephanie Horn leads the Product Management team behind Office’s investments in Graphics and Video. She spends her days focused on how customers can increase their impact by using visuals, motion, and video in their storytelling. Within PowerPoint, she works on all types of graphical experiences, including video, pictures, shapes, icons, 3D models, and stock content. Over the past 3 years, and especially with the changing trends in communication driven by COVID, Stephanie has been exploring how new video techniques can lead to increased engagement, both for in person presentations and with asynchronous video sharing.

Marcus Radich

Marcus Radich

Marcus is the co-founder of PageProof: a powerful online proofing tool that makes reviewing and approval work – no matter what the file type – feel effortless. Marcus has a long history in the creative industry, beginning in the 1990s as a retoucher in Photoshop 2.0, and working in prepress with QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Freehand, and Pagemaker over the years. He ran the Adobe User Group in New Zealand for a decade, and with a software development and engineering background in his pocket, wanted to turn the headache of gathering feedback and approvals on creative work, into a welcome part of every day.

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Yulia Barnakova

Yulia Barnakova

Yulia Barnakova is the Digital Innovation Lead for the consulting practice of Heidrick & Struggles, a global Executive Search and Leadership Advisory firm. She works with Fortune 500 leaders to develop the skills to innovate and digitally transform their organizations for the future.

She also advises clients on creative, digitally-enabled ways to increase engagement and impact in their meetings and presentations. She is involved in numerous metaverse and web3 communities and has conducted keynotes, team building experiences, and business tours in metaverse platforms. She has received recognition, including the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award, for developing creative blends with PowerPoint, 3D models, and mixed reality. Her recent TEDx talk “Think You’re Not Tech Savvy? Here’s Why You Are” features her learning journey in virtual reality and PowerPoint – and how others can do the same. Her tutorials about creative presentation and communication tricks have been viewed over 8 million times and featured in “United States of YouTube” installations.

Yulia has a Master’s degree in communication from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from Villanova University. She also holds language certificates from Boston University in Paris and American University in Cairo.

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Rob Generette III (Robzilla)

Robert Generette III is an award winning illustrator, former art educator and self-proclaimed “vector art monster” hailing from Southern Maryland. Under the pseudonym Rob Zilla III, he uses an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil to create compelling sports illustrations and portraitures for clients ranging from Nike, ESPN, Obama Foundation , XBOX and Adobe. Rob attributes his decade of success to traditional art experiences, layer management and his willingness to try new things using mobile technology.

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Stephy Hogan

Stephy Hogan

Stephy is 2 parts designer, 2 parts developer, 3 parts perfectionist, and 1 part impatient mother. She’s a founding board member and Vice President on the Presentation Guild board of directors, works on a UX team by day, runs her own business by night, teaches how to design accessibly to anyone who will listen, and loves glitter. Once, she drove through a tire fire on a golf cart because it was part of her job as a chemist. Now she enjoys making typically mundane experiences a lot more fun–like sitting through an 80 slide benefits presentation, dealing with that really crappy website, or reading this bio.

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Sara Rosinksky

Sara Rosinsky

Sara’s initial career plan was to be a stand-up comedian. She loved the time she spent in comedy, but ultimately she decided to focus on her very enjoyable day job in a Boston advertising agency, writing copy. Her love for copywriting never abated, and today, she runs a one-woman copywriting shop called Shiny Red Copy. She’s written everything from digital ads to highway billboards and sold everything from popsicles to mutual funds. She loves collaborating with designers to come up with strong concepts and effective work.

In recent years, Sara has aimed her writing skills at helping people avoid common mistakes in English. She’s written a book called Unflubbify Your Writing: Bite-Sized Lessons to Improve Your Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar, and it makes her happy to have a serial comma right in the title.

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Kathryn Goldman

Kathryn Goldman

Kathryn Goldman is an intellectual property and internet law attorney who helps creative professionals protect their work so they can profit from it. She believes sustainable businesses are built on properly protected creative assets. Kathryn has assisted countless artists, writers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs with the moves from early stage idea to startup essentials to scaling their businesses and ultimately to sale or wrap-up.

Kathryn runs the Creative Law Center website and membership program. The Creative Law Center provides innovative creatives with the affordable business and legal resources they need when evolving from artist to entrepreneur. The Creative Law Center offers understandable information, actionable strategies, and easy to use tools for the development of creative businesses.

Kathryn practices law in Baltimore, Maryland, USA with the firm of Goldman & Minton, P.C.

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Kieron Lewis

Kieron Lewis is a London-born freelance graphic designer, public speaker and host. His work covers a range of disciplines including, editorial design, branding, marketing and front-end web design. Over the years, he has designed numerous self-directed and client-based projects for clients such as, Harper Collins, Penguin Books, TEDxEuston, Adobe and Levi Strauss.

Kieron’s work can be found in various bookstores around London such as Foyles and Waterstones. He has also been featured at a number of exhibitions which has showcased his work touching on, empowering communities and race within design.

Since graduating from Winchester School of Art, England, he has been dedicated to working with young people and students within the creative sector. As a result, he has spoken at a wide range of universities covering important topics relating to the importance of documenting your community and the reality surrounding freelance life.

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