Adobe MAX 2016: Featured Speakers for Creative Careers Track
The Creative Careers track was introduced just a few years ago at MAX, and it’s been hugely popular with attendees. These sessions are all about building a meaningful career, enabling better collaboration across teams, and reigniting the passion for what you do. Here are just some of the speakers in this track that aim to provide insights on how to craft a career that stands out.
Stephen Gates – Stephen gave one of the top talks last year as a MAX Master speaker for 2015. We’re excited to welcome him back again this year, and space for his session is already filling up quickly. For over 15 years Stephen has worked to create the strategy, concepting and design for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and innovative digital experiences for web sites, mobile apps, wearables, global social media platforms and emerging technologies. He has lead world-class teams to create groundbreaking ideas for clients including American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, ExxonMobil, Acura, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, St. Regis Hotels, Subaru and many others.
Diane Domeyer – Diane Domeyer is executive director of The Creative Group (TCG), a specialized staffing service placing interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. As a 24-year veteran in the staffing industry, Diane has been interviewed by numerous publications, including the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, and more. She also has been named by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential women for six consecutive years and “Forever Influential” in 2013.
Session: The Creative Team of the Future
Becky Simpson – We’re excited to welcome back one of our first ever Adobe Creative Residents. Becky Simpson is an illustrator, author, designer and founder of Chipper Things, a paper and lifestyle brand that celebrates play. She was also a MAX Master for 2015. As an Adobe Creative Resident, Becky spent last year learning how to build and manage this online store that features over 70 products with her illustrations. Becky is also the author and illustrator of and I’d Rather Be Short. Her work has been featured on HOW Design, The Great Discontent, Design Milk, Refinery29, Adobe Create and more. Becky lives, illustrates and eats tacos in Austin, Texas.
Sara Dietschy – Meet one of our newest Adobe Creative Residents for 2016-17. Filmmaker and online personality Sara Dietschy creates inspiring video content for her self-titled YouTube channel, which now has over of 100,000 subscribers. Her channel includes mini documentary films exploring the lives of creative types, travel vlogs, and ‘edu-taining’ tutorials. During the Residency, she’ll focus on taking her “Creative Spaces TV” video series to the next level by continuing to amplify her work across social media channels and pursuing new mediums for sharing her art. Be sure to check out her YouTube channel to get a taste of what she’ll be sharing at MAX.
Geoff Dowd – Geoff Dowd is a designer, product developer and creative leader. Dowd has spoken and led workshops to hundreds of creative professionals and students, giving them tools to make their ideas happen. Most recently, Dowd served as Head of UX with Project Aura – a Google “bet”. His work there is secret for now. Before his time with Google, Dowd served as Director, Experience Design with Adobe. It is here that he oversaw the creation of Adobe’s Design and Drawing products – from nimble mobile apps that enable digital sampling of colors, shapes and brushes, to recharging Adobe’s flagship desktop products for the next generation of designers – including the new design and prototyping app, Adobe Experience Design CC. Geoff is another MAX Master for 2015.
Session: 1% Inspiration, 99% Design Thinking