Russell Viers

There was a day when he would list his “achievements”, like the events where he’s spoken, or the high profile companies he has trained on site…maybe even people he has met along the way.

Nowadays, when asked “what do you do,” he answers: “I’m an artist. I tell stories through words and photos. I want to learn pottery.” To many, that would be an unacceptable answer, as he makes no money from it, never has made any money from it, and doesn’t plan to make any money from it.

Yeah, sure, he knows the graphic design products like InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge, Lightroom, Camera Raw, etc., as he’s made a career teaching them since 1997. But that’s just his job.

If asked to list his greatest achievement, he will answer: “I am happy.”



  • InDesign Styles and Masters Deep Dive, Part 1
  • InDesign Styles and Masters Deep Dive, Part 2
  • Photoshop + Illustrator + InDesign: How Three Apps Work as One
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