September 16, 2010

Are you the next great Adobe Web PM?

I’m a pissed-off Web designer at heart.  I came to work at Adobe because I was sick of software getting in the way of my ideas, and rather than just bitch about it, I wanted to try making things better.

Now there’s an opening for a new Sr. Product Manager, Web Design.  Job description highlights:

As the Web Design Product Manager, you are responsible for defining and managing Adobe’s efforts to enable designers to create websites and online businesses. You must have a deep understanding of the design market, web workflows and a passion for creating great products. […]

You know the ins and outs of web and design workflows, products and related technologies.[…] You are the product champion, an effective evangelist with the ability to inspire others with your vision. At the same time, you must be able to recognize a good idea and act on it, regardless of where it came from. […] Ultimately, you are decisive, care about the details, and are not afraid to lead. If you don’t like to be the center of attention, you need not apply.

I know the new product that’s in development, and it’s cool.  If, like me, you love the Web & want to improve the way visual people create for it, and if you’re up for living in Seattle, drop these guys a line.

Posted by John Nack at 8:03 AM on September 16, 2010


  • Ken — 10:13 AM on September 16, 2010


    Let me dream….humm……I saw a 3D printer, about 5k. It makes what is sees from a cad program.

    It renders in a plastic model…..hummm….of course, planned “easy-ism” can be Adobe’s enemy. Sell more, but skill levels go down, and so does the comp.

    I guess, If I could design on a wacomm…..then dreamweaver interpret and rendered it….well, love to dream. Then numb nuts is home, or at least to 2nd base.

    I mean if it was for the license cults, 20% of medical treatments could be done an RN

    Well, that’s my spin

    Ken in KY

  • Brian Spence — 7:15 AM on September 17, 2010

    Speaking of pissed of web designers…

    I just started my new web design class in my last quarter at SCAD. I hadn’t done any web stuff in about a year (and was grateful for the break). Right this second I’m having problems. All I had to do was make a simple table with some text in each cell. I uploaded it fine, no problems. Then I decided to make it a little fancy and indent the last few rows of text. It looked fine in Dreamweaver, I uploaded it to my site and now the table cells are three times taller than they used to be. I then outdented the text back to where it was to try to move it back to where it was. No deal, the rows were still huge. I then looked at the code and I saw there were tags everywhere in those cells. After deleting the tags, it now looks the way it was originally. I don’t know how to do something as simple as indent text in the cell of a table!

    Seriously, what a pain in the ass. I want to design, not troubleshoot code. I’m glad to know you’re trying to fix this John.

    [Thanks, but note that I’ve been trying for 10 years, so you might want to get a snack while you wait. ;-) –J.]

    Also, part of my class is to purchase a domain name and server space. Do any of you recommend a good, reputable ISP service?

    [I’ve been happy with Media Temple. Squarespace also looks pretty cool. –J.]

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