John Sturino

John has been working on bringing products to life online for over 15 years. He has held Product and Operations leadership positions in companies big and small, from Braintree where he was VP of Product, to AOLEurope and AOLChina where he was Sr. Director of Product and Customer Acquisition. He was also previously at Yahoo! as the VP of Display Advertising Platforms. In these capacities, he was able to improve the pace and quality of the product releases and increase overall revenue. Prior to all of that, John began his career producing magazines for non-profits and starting a non-profit in Russia helping independent newspapers to remain independent.

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    Daniel Milnor

    Daniel Milnor was once a fragrance model and a hot-tub installer but now works as “Creative Evangelist” for Blurb, Inc. Milnor has taught at Art Center College of Design, Academy of Art University, The Santa Fe Workshops, The Los Angeles Center for Photography and The Photo Experience Workshops in Latin America. He has self-publishing over two hundred unique titles. His work is in the collections at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The George Eastman House and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He has lectured on photography and bookmaking in the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Australia. He lives in New Mexico.

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      Terry Hart

      Terry Hart is VP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel at the Copyright Alliance, a DC-based nonprofit public policy and advocacy organization representing the copyright interests of individual creators and organizations. In his role he oversees the organization’s legal and policy activities, including tracking policy developments of interest to the broader copyright community, drafting agency submissions, briefing policymakers, and directing amicus brief filings.

      Since 2010, Terry has blogged at Copyhype on copyright law, history, and policy. The blog was named one of the top 100 legal blogs by the American Bar Association in 2011 and has been cited in law review articles, legal filings, and books. He has also been published in The George Mason Law Review, SCOTUSBlog, and IP Watchdog.

      In addition, he is an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches copyright law.

      Terry’s session:

        Duff Johnson

        Duff Johnson is a 23 year veteran of the electronic document space. Author of dozens of articles, he has held top positions in several software and services businesses in the electronic document industry.

        Today, Duff is an independent consultant and the Executive Director of the PDF Association, where he coordinates several working groups. He serves the PDF industry as ISO Project co-Leader and US TAG chair for ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) and ISO 14289, and is a regular speaker at a wide variety of industry events.

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          Laura Worthington

          Laura Worthington is a typeface designer from Washington State. After training and working as a graphic designer since the mid ‘90s, she turned her lifelong fascination with lettering and typography into a business, publishing her first typeface in 2010. She has since published more than 100 typefaces, and designed custom faces for Fortune 500 companies. Laura’s faces are based on her own hand-lettering and calligraphy, a practice she continues to hone daily.

          Though her designs are often infused with the sense of a milieu or era, her type designs are not historical revivals, but updated interpretations with a modern sensibility. Laura was a pioneer in the practice of producing families of different display styles that work together to evoke a particular aesthetic. Her typefaces are primarily for display, and often include a broad variety of ornaments, contextual alternates, and swash forms. She handles every aspect of a font’s creation, from concept and hand-lettering to digitization.

          Laura’s type designs have received awards from Communication Arts, Typographica, MyFonts and more. Her work has been featured in Communication Arts, HOW, Letter Arts Review, Computer Arts, CreativePro, and many other publications. She has designed custom typefaces and worked with Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and J.M. Smucker.

          Laura was an adjunct instructor in the Visual Communications program at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington for over five years. She has taught over 40 workshops for organizations including Adobe MAX, CreativeLive, SVC Seattle,, and AIGA, and has spoken at The Kerning Conference in Italy, Adobe Creative Jam, and at SVC Seattle. You can learn more about Laura and her fonts at

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            Eric Menninga

            In 1993, Eric Menninga started working on the PageMaker rewrite that became Adobe InDesign. He was responsible for much of the text and typography in InDesign, including the Glyph Palette, the Paragraph Composer, OpenType font feature support, the Hyphenation Slider, and others. Menninga joined Amazon Kindle in 2011, where he developed the KFX Kindle Format and has been working to improve digital book layout and typography.

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              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, 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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              Kris Coppieters

              Kris Coppieters is an accomplished software-engineer and coach. He designs and develops innovative software solutions. His forte: simple, stable, maintainable, flexible solutions for complex problems. A pragmatic approach allows him to achieve realistic, results-focused outcomes. This includes helping companies kick-start their automation projects and software-developer team-building.

              Kris also excels at coaching and stimulating other developers. His teaching skills enable him to explain complex matters in plain language.

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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.


                Dian Holton

                Dian Holton is Senior Deputy Art Director at AARP and a freelance visual/brand associate for the GAP. Her background includes publishing (print/digital), integrated marketing, retail installation, styling most recently footwear designer. She currently serves on the AIGA Washington DC chapter board as their Strategic Initiatives which oversees the Design Continuum Fund scholarship, Design for Good, Womens Leadership and Design for Democracy. Her passions include education, philanthropy, fashion and pop culture.

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