Posted by Bridget Perry, Vice President and Seattle Site Leader
On November 7, Adobe was privileged to host Congressman Jim McDermott for a constituent visit to our site in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Adobe’s Seattle site is in Representative McDermott’s Congressional district.
Adobe believes that government works best when lines of communication are open in both directions. Over the years, we have hosted other U.S. and foreign government officials for at our sites worldwide, including San Jose, Lehi, Seattle, and San Francisco. These visits are non-partisan and non-political, and give both sides the chance to talk technology, public policy, and ways our employees can contribute to their communities more effectively.
Adobe’s Seattle roots go back to 1984, when Aldus Corporation was founded here. Aldus later merged with Adobe, and we moved to Fremont in 1998 to a site at the intersection of Lake Union and the Lake Washington Ship Canal. We employ approximately 450 in Seattle, mostly in high-end engineering functions working on digital media products such as Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), AfterEffects, and InDesign.
Congressman McDermott participated in a technology demonstration and discussion with our site leadership council, and then held a lively Q&A with a group of our Seattle employees. Thanks to the Congressman for a terrific visit! It was a treat for all of us at Adobe Seattle.