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April 12, 2009

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Contributed by Anubhav Rohatgi, Group Program manager

In 1987 John Warnock, co-founder and chairman of the board at Adobe Systems, demonstrated Adobe Illustrator 1.0. I saw this video for the first time, yesterday on YouTube. It was very inspiring.

Meet Adobe Illustrator, John Warnock Demonstrates AI 1.0 in 1987

I am not sure that I have the clarity of thought and vision to think of something like Illustrator in 1987.

There is some historical information on Illustrator on wikipedia also. The current Illustrator team is standing on the shoulders of giants and we are committed to carrying on the torch set alight by the remarkably talented folks who came before us. Our team is on the hook to make Illustrator more and more relevant to designers today and make their job easier and fun.

The names of these titans on the Illustrator team are listed in all Illustrator releases. Have you seen this yet? On the Mac, select Illustrator>About Illustrator. A dialog will come up. Click on the credits button. We list everyone who has contributed to Illustrator since Illustrator 1.0 in this dialog. Corresponding steps can be followed on Windows by selecting Help>About Adobe Illustrator.



  • By Mordy Golding - 9:13 AM on April 13, 2009  

    I’m honored to be a member of past Illustrator teams. We weren’t giants, just regular guys and gals with a passion. The current team is certainly no different — if anything, your passion is even stronger given the global economy and the internal and external competition. You’ve done AWESOME work with CS4 and I can’t wait to see what you guys are working on in the future! Keep up the GREAT work!

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