Randy has 30 years of real world experience helping business and commercial publishers improve their print production operations, with more than 20 years of that experience in helping publishers, printers and design professionals use computerized design and production tools. Over that time he has learned a lot about what does – and doesn't – work in a successful digital publishing environment.
Like many publishing professionals, Randy has expanded his skills to include tools and skills to leverage traditional content into new areas, including web, video and multimedia/digital publication production. As tools and techniques have been refined, Randy has developed more sophisticated and efficient solutions for making the most from legacy content and enhancing its presentation in new media.
Through his experiences as a trainer, industry consultant and publishing professional, Randy has acquired expert knowledge and experience in many print production programs, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat; QuarkXPress and specialized prepress applications. He also has expert knowledge and experience in Adobe Acrobat with regards to digital prepress, presentation and coordination/review issues. Through his training experience, Randy also has advanced knowledge in using Acrobat as a multimedia platform and as a forms creation tool. Randy is also an experienced online presenter using Acrobat Connect and other telepresence presentation and demonstration platform. Randy’s developed a marketable practice in not only presenting online himself, but helping others do those presentations themselves effectively, engagingly and efficiently.
Randy’s training experience has also given him a working knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash for online design and production, as well as functional skills with Adobe's video production tools.
An Adobe Certified Expert since 1999, Randy also is an original member of Adobe Systems' Consultant/AdobeProfessionals group, and does presentations for Adobe throughout the country. A single father of a 17-year-old daughter, Randy's production studio and consulting practice is based in Delray Beach, Florida.
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