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September 18, 2009

John Warnock and Chuck Geschke awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation

National_Medal_of_Technology.jpg"These scientists, engineers and inventors are national icons, embodying the very best of American ingenuity and inspiring a new generation of thinkers and innovators," President Obama said. "Their extraordinary achievements strengthen our nation every day--not just intellectually and technologically but also economically, by helping create new industries and opportunities that others before them could never have imagined." (Source)

"Dr. John E. Warnock and Dr. Charles M Geschke for their pioneering contributions that spurred the desktop publishing revolution and for changing the way people create and engage with information and entertainment across multiple mediums including print, Web and video." (Source)

Wow! Congratulations!

September 14, 2009

Creative Suite Live! in Mexico City


On September 28 and 29, Greg Rewis and myself will be talking at the Creative Suite Live! conference in Mexico City. This is the first time for me in Mexico, so I am really excited!

Creative Suite Live! is the most complete conference for designers using and wanting to master the Adobe Creative Suite. Covering sessions from Illustrator to InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge and Acrobat Professional, all the way to Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks. Further information in English.

Creative Suite Live! es la conferencia más completa para diseñadores que utilizan y quieren dominar las aplicaciones de Adobe Creative Suite. Con sesiones que cubren desde Illustrator a InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge y Acrobat Professional. Más información en español.

One Time CS4 Event in Zürich

As part of the Adobe Masters Tour 2009 throughout Germany and Austria, together with Greg Rewis and Jason Levine, there will also be a one time special event in Zürich: Adobe Cracks @ Publicis - Friday, September 18 2009 from 11am to 6pm at Theater Stadelhofen.
During three 90 minute sessions we'll be showing how to best leverage the new features of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection, and how to create content that will be published to various media such as print, web, and video.
Register for the event on Facebook!

Adobe CS4 Tour 2009 (Nordics)

nordics_oct_2009.jpgThis is going to be so cool! Touring the Nordics with my buddies Jason Levine and Paul Burnett. One of the features of this tour is that, when registering for any of the events, you can vote for the content you'd like to learn about (the image on the right represents the percentages that have been voted for each theme).Here are the final dates and locations:

  • 12/10/09 - Oslo (Klingenberg)
  • 13/10/09 - Göteborg (Bergakungen)
  • 14/10/09 - Malmö (Royal)
  • 15/10/09 - Stockholm (Skandia)
  • 20/10/09 - Helsinki (Tennispalatsii)
  • 21/10/09 - Århus (CinemaXx)
  • 22/10/09 - Kopenhagen (CinemaXx)

Read on for more detailed information in Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish.

Norway - Velkommen til fire fullstappede timer der du kan være med på å bestemme dagsordenen
Hjertelig velkommen til fire timer fullstappet med inspirasjon, prosjektstudier, tips og triks. Alt sammen med våre "evangelister" Rufus Deuchler, Jason Levine og Paul Burnett, som viser deg hvordan du kan trylle med CS4-programpakkene. De viser også hvordan du lager engasjerende innhold som får fart på forretningene. Dessuten kan du være med på å bestemme innholdet i den siste timen!

Sweden - Välkommen till 4 fullmatade timmar där du påverkar agendan!
Varmt välkommen till 4 fullmatade timmar med inspiration, case, tips och tricks. Allt tillsammans med våra evangelister Rufus Deuchler, Jason Levine och Paul Burnett, som på plats visar hur du kan trolla med CS4 Suiterna. De visar också hur du skapar engagerande innehåll som får fart på affärerna. Dessutom kan du vara med och sätta agendan för den sista timmen!

Finland - Tervetuloa täyteen ladattuun nelituntiseen, jonka ohjelmaan voit itse vaikuttaa!
Lämpimästi tervetuloa inspiraatiolla, asiakascaseillä, vinkeillä ja nikseillä ladattuun nelituntiseen. Paikalla ovat evankelistamme Rufus Deuchler, Jason Levine ja Paul Burnett, jotka näyttävät, miten säväytät CS4:llä. He näyttävät myös, kuinka luodaan vangitsevaa sisältöä, joka vauhdittaa liiketoimintaa. Voit lisäksi vaikuttaa viimeisen tunnin sisältöön!

Denmark - Velkommen til 4 timer, hvor du har rig lejlighed til at påvirke dagsordenen!
Velkommen til 4 timer, der er spækket med inspiration, case, tips og tricks. Alt sammen med vores eksperter Rufus Deuchler, Jason Levine og Paul Burnett, som her viser, hvordan du kan trylle med CS4 Suiterne. De viser også, hvordan du opretter engagerende indhold, der sætter gang i forretningen. Desuden kan du være med til at sætte dagsordenen for den sidste time!

September 3, 2009

Adobe Masters Tour 2009 (Germany/Austria)

Ah well, it is this time of year again. Mid September I'll be touring Germany and Austria together with my colleagues Greg Rewis and Jason Levine. In almost 6 hours, we'll be showing what's new in Adobe Creative Suite 4 and how to best organize cross-application and cross-media workflows. Thanks to Cancom and Adobe Germany for organizing this free series of events.
Greg and I will most likely be speaking German, and I am sure Jason will be using is "bestest" English.


  • 16/09/09 - Munich (CinemaxX Isartor)
  • 17/09/09 - Hamburg (CinemaxX Dammtor)
  • 22/09/09 - Düsseldorf (UCI Kinowelt Medienhafen)
  • 23/09/09 - Berlin (CineStar CUBIX am Alexanderplatz)
  • 24/09/09 - Wien (Village W3 Cinema Vienna Mitte)
For further information and to register for an event in your city go here.

September 1, 2009

CSInsider | Design - The Designer to Developer Workflow with XFL

In this ninth episode of CSInsider|Design, I will show how you can leverage your knowledge of InDesign to create designs that will be forwarded to Flash developers for adding advanced interactivity, and animation. Paul Burnett from Flash Downunder will be joining me to show what a developer would then do with the content I was able to export as XFL from InDesign.

This is all very interesting because it allows for creating true Designer to Developer workflows. In the past Designers would design, and print their publications, then developers have to start from scratch and place graphics and text, to approximate the designer's intent.