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WSJ Cover

Ecstatic to start the week with generous photo & article in The Wall Street Journal about emerging technologies and AI assisting the creative process. Photo taken at the Adobe Studio at 1240 Minnesota. Thanks to Abhay, Gavin & The Adobe Research Team who's technology is also showcased in the article/video. #AdobeLife #WSJ...

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Family Dronie

Took the new DJI Phantom 4 out for it's maiden flight while on vacation at Lutsen Resort in Northern Minnesota. Most things are the similar to the DJI Phantom 3, so I've been hesitant to upgrade...

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Adobe Artist-in-Residence

This May marks my 3rd year with Adobe. A lot has happened since that day I signed on. Moving from Peoria to San Francisco and welcoming our second child, Wyatt, into the world have been the major personal highlights. Professionally, it has been a steady stream of great projects, enriching collaborations and amazing opportunities. Shaping the internal Adobe language through branding, environmental graphics & design communications. Producing an Anthem to Creativity in the Creative Class video with Kyle Cooper & Melcher Media. Illustrating more than 60 portraits for the esteemed TED Conference. Leading mobile designs for both Photoshop MIX and Adobe Brush. Championing creativity through a variety of speaking engagements, like SXSW, AIGA, and AME. Building relationships with local museums, like CCM, deYoung & SFMOMA, through installations and events celebrating creativity with an Adobe spirit. All of which I am sincerely honored to have contributed to over the years. The next chapter in my Adobe experience comes with...

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New Chapter, Adobe Principal Designer

     May 15th 2012 Marks the beginning of a new chapter. After nearly a decade working an independent designer /technologist /artist &developer I have accepted the position of Principal Designer within the Experience Design Team (XD) at Adobe.  As a Principal Designer I have the good fortune of working with a variety of groups throughout the organization. Collaborating on ways to promote innovation within our tools while searching for ways to reduce the friction within the process of creativity for our customers. Targeting both our existing spectrum of working professionals as well as those who don't quite consider themselves 'creative' (yet). In the cult of creativity, ideas only gain value when they've been realized. Tools are the bridge between thought and reality. Not all bridges are built for all people, so our job is to explore which infrastructures are best suited for the community were are desiring to serve. My hope is to inject a...

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Creative Cloud

Commissioned Artwork, Adobe Nov / 2011 At the 2011 MAX Conference, Adobe announced their Creative Cloud. Soon after I was commissioned to create a piece of artwork that would be distributed in an limited edition of 300 and given to the members of creative cloud team. I couldn't have been more delighted and honored by the request. Equally, I am very happy with the result.   The Meeting As luck would have it, at the time they contacted me about the commission I was already in San Francisco. Embracing the opportunity to meet in person I met with Kevin Lynch and Mike Chambers, who were leading the project. Having recently been to MAX I was already familiar with the Creative Cloud, so we talked about what this meant to both community as well as Adobe. For the community this signifies push towards ubiquitous creativity. The goal of the cloud and specifically the touch apps is...

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Geiger Print

Commissioned Artwork, Mike Geiger  July / 2008 For a while a good friend of mine, Mike Geiger, and his wife, Lisa, have been nudging me to create a piece for them. They had recently remodeled the kitchen of their new home, so the time was right to create something. Mike is, to put it bluntly, a clean line modernist. He tells you what he wants and doesn't waste time elaborating on the specifics. He'll know what he does or doesn't like when he sees it. I'm hazy exactly on the wording, but when he described what he wanted it wasn't too far from; "Not too big. 3 feet tall. 7 feet long. Not too crazy...

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Large Exhibited Prints Sale (40×40)

UPDATE: Inceasing the savings a notch to help these prints find good homes. Going to 60% regular price. Gently used and much admired large (40 x 40 inch) prints for sale. $320.00 - (40 60% off regular price of $800.00) Studio spring cleaning effort continues and there are a couple of prints that are in need of a good home. All are in good condition and are ready to be rolled and shipped to you. Only 1 each is offered at this reduced price. Size: 40 x 40 inches cut dimensions (36 x 36 image area) Limited Edition of 34. Hand Signed and Numbered. Glicée Print 12 color HP Archival Vivera Ink Hahnemühle Fine Art cotton rag paper used. Prints are sealed in a protective poly bag, rolled, and placed in a sealed 3 inch diameter tube. They are then mailed Priority USPS and arrive within 2-6 business days depending on your geographic location. Fall - 40 x 40 $320 - click to purchase (PayPal) Torn...

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Exhibited Prints Sale (16×16)

Gently used and much admired 16x16 inch prints for sale. $40.00 - (%20 off regular price of $50.00 + Free Yelloo Poster + Free Shipping anywhere) Continuing the studio spring cleaning effort and I have a couple more prints that are in need of a good home. All are in excellent condition and are ready to be rolled and shipped to you. Limited quantities available. Size: 16 x 16 inches cut dimensions (14 x 14 image area) Hand Signed. Glicée Print 12 color HP Archival Vivera Ink Hahnemühle Fine Art cotton rag paper used. Prints are sealed in a protective poly bag, rolled, and placed in a sealed 3 inch diameter tube. They are then mailed Priority USPS and arrive within 2-6 business days depending on your geographic location. Grid - 16 x 16 (digital) Sold. Crazy Rabbit - 16 x 16 (digital) Sold. Specimen - 16 x 16 (digital) $40 - click to purchase (PayPal) Up - 16 x 16 (digital) Sold. Yellowburst - 16 x 16 (digital) $40 - click...

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Large Exhibited Prints for Sale (90×40)

Gently used and much admired extra large prints for sale. $325.00 - (%75 off regular price of $1300.00) Continuing the studio spring cleaning effort there are a couple prints that are in need of a good home. All are in excellent condition and are ready to be rolled and shipped to you. Only 1 offered at this reduced price. Size: 90 x 40 inches cut dimensions (86 x 36 image area) Limited Edition of 34. Hand Signed and Numbered. Glicée Print 12 color HP Archival Vivera Ink Hahnemühle Fine Art cotton rag paper used. Prints are sealed in a protective poly bag, rolled, and placed in a sealed 3 inch diameter tube. They are then mailed Priority USPS and arrive within 2-6 business days depending on your geographic location. Yellow & Teal - 90 x 40 $325 - click to purchase (PayPal) ; ; Graphic Design - 90 x 40 $325 - click to purchase (PayPal) ; ; ; Energy - 90 x40 $325 - click to purchase...

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