Adobe’s Founders’ Awards: A Proud Tradition

When John Warnock and Chuck Geschke founded Adobe in 1982, they wanted to build a company that was technologically innovative and prosperous. They also wanted to create a workplace based on honesty, trust, and a belief in treating others with respect. It sounds simple, yet it’s extremely rare in our hyper-competitive industry and fast-paced times.

With this in mind, the Adobe Founders’ Award was created in 2001 and has become one of Adobe’s most prestigious global recognition programs. Today I had the honor of recognizing this year’s Founders’ Award recipients at our all-employee meeting — eight incredible employees who consistently exemplify Adobe’s core values of Genuine, Exceptional, Innovative and Involved throughout the year and have made a significant contribution/impact to the company.

What’s most exciting about this award is that it’s peer-nominated – employees across all organizations, geographies and levels are encouraged to recognize the importance of our values and beliefs, and reward individuals who exemplify those values.

The Founders’ Awards are a great reminder of the talented, dedicated people who choose to work at Adobe. We’re looking for more people like our Founders’ Award recipients to join us. See our career opportunities page on to learn more about what it’s like to work at Adobe and view our current openings.