Danielle is the Design Manager for Generative Ai with the Machine Intelligence and New Technologies team at Adobe. She helps define the most compelling experiences and emerging technologies by uncovering untapped potential, ultimately identifying how people could be using Adobe in the future. Danielle has worked on a range of projects from initiatives supporting emerging artists ages 13 to 24 that are using creativity as a force for positive impact, to the next evolution of Creative Cloud on the web. She is a regular host on Adobe’s live streams, Creative Jam judge and has presented demos of the newest features in both InDesign and Illustrator at the Adobe MAX Conference Keynote. She’s an avid road cyclist, NBA Golden State Warriors fan and lover of ice cream.
Maya Bisineer is Principal GPM at Microsoft. She leads a team building the generative AI product Microsoft Designer. Maya is a long time product builder, technologist, entrepreneur/founder and investor. She serves on the board of Project Glimmer, a non profit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering foster youth. She has served as a mentor at Techwomen, a program run by the US State Department. Outside work she is an avid trail runner and recently started exploring ultra races. You can find her as @thinkmaya on most social platforms.
James Wamser is a Customer Education Specialist for Walsworth at the Ripon, Wisconsin, facility. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor and an Adobe Certified Expert. He has been teaching part time at one of the Ripon area’s technical colleges since 2004 and is a frequent presenter at seminars and workshops. But don’t let his credentials intimidate you. James is known best for his patience, friendly style and his love for making people more confident and skilled at using Adobe Creative Cloud apps.
In her 4 years on the PowerPoint team, Jess has worked in various areas within the PowerPoint constellation including Video, Fonts and most recently, Copilot. Jess is based in the Microsoft SVC campus in Mountain View, CA and loves all things active and outdoors!
Vince Wanga is a dynamic motivational speaker, award-winning creative executive, and experienced brand expert with an exceptional range of expertise.
As a Kenyan-American immigrant and the youngest son of two Ph.D. professors – Vince has strategically leveraged his rich cultural heritage, deep intellectual pedigree, and acute creative acumen over an eclectic two-decade career in design & tech.
From employee to entrepreneur to executive, he has creatively collaborated with a diverse constituency of clients & companies from the newly founded to the Fortune 500.
As former Vice President & Head of Creative for one of the fastest-growing technology startups in North America, he oversaw corporate brand strategy & creative operations during a period of unprecedented company growth from pre-Series A to an over $1 Billion valuation.
Prescott Perez-Fox is an art director, brand strategist, speaker, podcaster, and teacher, in Phoenix, AZ. After years working in New York City, he’s currently teaching at Arizona State University, bringing his knowledge, passion, and a few hard-fought lessons to the next generation of multidisciplinary designers.
A New Jersey native, Prescott worked for agencies and in-house teams in New York, Philadelphia, and London. For over two decades, Prescott has helped brands refine their message and values, explore design solutions, and execute enduring creative work. His practice focuses on integrated branding and communication design, connecting brand strategy with identity, and deploying across multiple modern touchpoints, from packaging and in-store signage, to websites and apps.
Prescott completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University before heading to England’s University for the Create Arts for an MA in Graphic Communication. Prescott is also the founder of The Busy Creator Podcast and the NYC Podcast Meetup, an avid swing dancer and veteran rugby player.
Mel has been a technology trainer for over 25 years. She initially focused on the Microsoft suite of products and then made the leap to Adobe InDesign in 2001 soon after it was launched in Australia. Since the launch of Office 365, she spends a lot of time working across a variety of clouds.
Mel is an Adobe Creative Ambassador which means she gets to share her expertise and best practices with creatives to enable them to do their best work. Her main focus is on efficiency, productivity, and collaboration — using old and new features in all products (and across products) to make sure everyone has time for creative thinking rather than tedious button pressing.
Micah Burke has been tinkering and designing since he got his first computer, a Macintosh 512e back in the early days of digital publishing. Now as a Northern California creative director and photographer, Micah enjoys making creative photographic artwork and composites relating to pop culture, boardgaming and his cat Scraggles.
Rob de Winter is an Adobe Certified Instructor, author, designer and photographer based in The Netherlands. Rob loves to share his passion for design and Adobe technology in energetic and passionate training sessions and in the books he writes. He’s a public speaker at the world’s largest conferences, like Adobe MAX, and he has trained thousands of graphic designers both with his training company DWM Trainingen and on his YouTube channel.
Nicte Cuevas is an award-winning bilingual brand strategist and designer, and owner of Nicte Creative Design. She connects color, culture, and design into a purpose-driven brand strategy for visionary companies. Through empathy-driven methodology, Nicte evolves, invigorates, and amplifies businesses’ unique brand positions. Her roots from Venezuela, Mexico, and Colombia deepen her love and commitment to cultural diversity in her work. Nicte has taught over 70,000 worldwide with courses on branding, color psychology, and design as a LinkedIn Learning instructor.