Celebrating Adobe’s 30th Anniversary With Our Community

Earlier this week, we kicked off our 30th Anniversary celebration with employees, who shared their proudest moments at Adobe.

Today, we’re celebrating with our community’s thoughts on their proudest or most favorite moments with Adobe products. See what they had to say below. And remember, tell us your favorite moments with Adobe products on Twitter with #happy30Adobe for a chance to win Adobe branded merchandise (Terms and conditions here)

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Bert Hagendoorn

What has been your proudest or most favorite moment with Adobe products? 

My favorite moment was our Dutch Adobe User Group celebrating it’s 5th anniversary, becoming the largest Adobe User Group worldwide with 6000+ members, for 500 visitors at our latest event a few weeks ago – a result gained also because of the great collaboration between our community and Adobe. Congrats Adobe!

If you could describe Adobe in one word, what would it be? creativesuperbrand

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Grant Skinner

What has been your proudest or most favorite moment with Adobe products? 

Releasing FlashOS – windows, menus, buttons, forms, and more, all in Flash 5 & AS1.

If you could describe Adobe in one word, what would it be? Empowering.

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Sally Cox

What has been your proudest or most favorite moment with Adobe products? 

I worked for Adobe Systems as an Art Director, and was part of the team who created the demo assets for Creative Suite 3, Creative Suite 4 and Technical Communication Suite. It was an enormous honor to be involved in the promotion of products I use every day and love beyond words. It also made me acutely aware of the extent Adobe goes to ensure their products are the best they can be. We worked with multiple “builds” and it was exciting to see each new version evolve into the one that was finally released to the public. I simply had no idea how much work was involved in getting a new product version released. In many cases, members of our team were able to to see their recommendations being implemented into the newer “builds”.

I worked for many years as an Adobe trainer, traveling around the U.S. to deliver custom training on various Adobe applications. I am immensely proud of the people I helped to get over their fear of the Pen Tool, above everything else. I taught an Illustrator class in Atlanta, where a woman ran from the room crying because she couldn’t comprehend the Pen Tool. A few weeks after class, I received an email from her with a drawing she created with the Pen Tool. She finally “got it”, and I played a role in that. Another time, I taught an 80 year-old retired nurse to use Illustrator, virtually via Adobe Connect. She had always wanted to learn it and we created an Autumn landscape scene with a scarecrow and pumpkins, me directing her as she did all the work. She cried at the end of our session; I even had to teach her how to attach it in an email so she could send it to her son!

If you could describe Adobe in one word, what would it be? Innovative

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Kevin Stohlmeyer

What has been your proudest or most favorite moment with Adobe products? 

My proudest moment with Adobe products has to be when I was offered the opportunity to teach Adobe Creative Suite at my alma matter. It was an opportunity that changed my entire life. I am now on my 13th year as a teacher and couldn’t think of anything else I’d want to do. Nothing is more fulfilling that showing someone a procedure or technique in an Adobe product and seeing their eyes light up. That spark of excitement or creativity will never get old.

If you could describe Adobe in one word, what would it be? Empowering.

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Bob Levine

What has been your proudest or most favorite moment with Adobe products? That’s pretty tough but I’d have to go with being invited to get involved with DPS at pretty much the beginning of its development. Watching the product evolve over the last two and half years has been fascinating.

If you could describe Adobe in one word, what would it be? Innovative

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Lastly, thanks to all of you who described Adobe in one word on Twitter yesterday. Here’s a summary of all your responses!

 

Comments

  1. Bart Persoon

    30 Years of digital creativity, adobe are th wires of the web and the helping hands for start-ups and growing companies :).

    Happy 30th Anniversary Adobe ;) (to inspire others to create they imagination with your tools.)

  2. Robert Bernstein

    I’m glad you are all patting yourselves on the back. Your Customer Service is pathetic at best. Calling it an oxymoron might be more accurate. I wrote your Corporate HQ a letter and there has been no response. I spent two days trying to get CS6 installed and the response of your team was to install it using root logins with a obvious pwd, then telling me to log out of my admin account and log back in as root to do work. If you actually have a Customer Relations department with anyone who is technically proficient or cares about business processes email me. This note is prompted by an “case reminder” email that puts me back in the same infinite loop I started with. And I’ve been using Adobe since the mid-1990s, but you’re making me think about giving it up for open source.

  3. Pooja Prasad

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for finding us on our blog and letting us know. We apologize for the poor customer service experience. I’ve notified the team of your comment and they will be in touch at the email address you provided to resolve.

    We appreciate your patience.
    Pooja