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LA Web Professionals Group June 2010 meeting - Illustrator CS5 Deep Dive featuring Chana Messer
Speaker Bio - Chana Messer:
Teaching at the university level for over 20 years in the fields of fine art, life drawing, oil and acrylic on canvas, and papermaking, at Parsons College in NYC and at UCLA, Chana turned her attention to advanced computer graphics and digital imaging, for which she has now been teaching some 15 years at UCLA, Otis College of Art & Design, California State University, and Santa Monica College.Chana is the lead instructor for the UCLA Visual Arts Department, conducting specialized seminars on top of ongoing courses. Similarly, she is the lead instructor for Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Consumer Products and Walt Disney AnimationChana is an Adobe Certified Expert, and provides specialized training in Adobe Photoshop & Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Elements, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat, as well as Corel Painter, Microsoft Power Point, and Apple Keynote.Chana is part of the Adobe Professional Freelance Team, Adobe Partners, Adobe Community Professional and an Adobe User Group Manager. As such she has been invited to present at Adobe events at Mac World and AIGA and other events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Tel Aviv, and others.
Rick Miller is a Senior Solutions Engineer for Education at Adobe Systems where he helps Adobe’s education customers find the solutions they need to enhance the pedagogical experiences of their students.
Before working at Adobe Systems, Rick taught Photoshop/Digital Imaging at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and Digital Design at Cal Poly Pomona University, so he's cognizant of the unique challenges that face educators. Rick is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Acrobat Connect.
Additionally, Rick is an expert in color management. Moreover, Rick is a professional photographer who is certified on the Leaf and Phase One digital backs, and trains users on the Hasselblad digital back. Rick continues to consult with Law Enforcement agencies in the Forensic application of Photoshop.
About Stephen Burns:
LA Web Professionals Group together with the Illustrator User Group Los Angeles October Meeting - Creating Engaging Websites with Dreamweaver CS5 & CSS featuring Chris Converse
Chris Converse is a graphic designer and multimedia developer specializing in web design and development, interactive media, print, motion graphics, and CD-ROMs. Converse is co-founder of Codify Design Studio (codifydesign.com), which specializes in both graphic design and the technologies that make the design happen across media. Codify standardizes on many Adobe technologies, from developing rich-media PDF files that leverage dynamic Flash applications, to Ajax-based web solutions built on Adobe's Spry framework.
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Jason Levine, Principal Worldwide Creative Suite Evangelist, Video & Audio Tools, travels the globe educating and promoting Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium. Levine has conducted training/workflow sessions for some of the top broadcast corporations in Europe and Asia including BBC, RTL and SVT.Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing.Since 2005, Jason has presented to more than 100,000 people, from San Francisco to Sydney and everywhere in between.Follow Jason on Twitter at @beatlejase.
Senior worldwide design evangelist at Adobe Systems with an affinity for creative technology, Rufus Deuchler has established himself as a leader in a very specialized area. With a background in corporate and editorial design, he brings more than 15 years of hands-on experience using Adobe Creative Suite software to the creative table. In addition, Rufus delivers comprehensive training programs to audiences large and small across the globe and teaches graphic design. He is an expert in creative workflows based on Adobe solutions. Based in Italy, Rufus enjoys traveling the world to further his mission as a software evangelist.Follow Rufus on twitter @rufusd
Brian Wood: A seasoned web technology trainer, Brian is an Adobe Creative Instructor and the author of books and training videos on Acrobat, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and InDesign. In addition to his regular training programs, Brian speaks regularly at national conferences such as Adobe MAX, The InDesign Conference, as well as at events hosted by AIGA and other industry organizations. He also has a free video tips blog at: www.brianwoodtips.com, and a video learning site at: www.askbrianwood.com, and a Dreamweaver CS5 book that takes you through building a website using CSS: http://www.askbrianwood.com/book-purchase/
About Stephen Burns:
Jason Wilson is the Director of Search at BlueSEO, a boutique Los Angeles SEO agency. He manages national SEO campaign development which includes planning and executing website promotion and internet marketing strategies for clients in various verticals. Jason has a strong technical background which includes five years of experience in organic search engine optimization. He has demonstrated success helping clients achieve top rankings, increased search engine traffic and ROI through various online marketing channels.
Jason’s experience in on-page SEO includes implementing search strategies on various web programming languages and content management systems. Jason’s off-page proficiencies include vertical market/keyword research, advanced link building, online media buys, content syndication, article creation/distribution, press release creation/distribution, Web 2.0 promotion, social bookmarking, social widgets and blog promotion.
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