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My focus is with publishing to print, web, and electronic devices.
I am a specialist in using scripting languages to automate applications in the Adobe Creative Suite.
As an Adobe Community Professional I keep abreast of the latest in technology and enjoy helping others push their skills to the next level. I believe in an immersive, hands-on experience for the learner, and have an open-door policy when it comes to answering student's questions via email.
I have been invited to speak at seminars, participate as a leader in user work groups, and conduct side-sessions for user conferences. I have written articles for magazines, published books on the subject of using scripts to automate applications, and often contribute to user groups on the web. Although primarily a Macintosh user, I also support Windows.
My interests are art (especially computer generated), photography, health, and nutrition. I also enjoy hiking, tennis, and swimming.
I have been working with Illustrator since its first release. As an Adobe Community Professional I am privileged to receive white papers and technical instruction to keep me up to date on the latest improvements and changes to their software. As the technical partner for two service bureaus, I provided instruction in Illustrator and Photoshop for some of Salt Lake's leading advertising agencies, schools, and printing companies (7 years). I have been recognized to be a leader in the graphic arts community and received a Special Teaching Certificate for Graphic Arts from Arizona Community Colleges.
I have worked with Photoshop since its first release. As a partner with two service bureaus in the early days of the desktop publishing era, I consulted with major advertising agencies and publishing companies on best practices. As an automation engineer for Digital Publishing International (10 years) I was the "go-to" person for questions concerning Photoshop. I am currently regarded as a Community Professional for Adobe and use Photoshop as my principal graphics front end for creating web pages and web apps.
I have received a Special Teaching Certificate for Graphic Arts for Arizona Community College based on industry recommendation. Pioneered Desktop Publishing since "day one." Instructed employees and clients in various positions as Production Manager, Technical Lead, and Automation Engineer. For ten years developed curriculum and taught automation techniques to the newspaper industry. Recognized by Adobe as Community Professional. Enjoy helping students discover their potential in a hands-on environment.
I grew up in the printing industry gaining a love for typography at an early age. I studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco (1961-1962) and Salt Lake Community College. I had my own design and typesetting service (Graphics Cold Type) for six years. As a production manager for newspaper and commercial printing I have hired and trained employees on production techniques. As technical lead for start-up computer graphics services (7 years) I consulted and trained employees at sign companies, major publishing houses, and advertising agencies in programs including Ventura, Corel Draw, QuarkXPress, Freehand, Illustrator, and Photoshop. As a production automation engineer (10 years) I became expert with Adobe InDesign and InCopy for newspaper production. With the growth of the electronic publishing industry, I switched my focus in 2008 to using InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop for publishing to web and electronic devices and continue to support the industry in that capacity.
I have more than ten years working experience creating web pages starting with HTML, and for the past year with HTML 5 and CSS3. While working as an automation engineer/corporate trainer for Digital Technology International (1997 to 2007), I developed curriculum and resource materials using HTML.
I have experience with Dreamweaver CS6, WordPress, KF8 (Amazon's HTML5 language for Kindle Fire), and Adobe InDesign's HTML export. I use Business Catalyst for sites that require server-side functionality. As a Community Partner and Influencer for Adobe Systems, I keep on top of the latest advances in technology focusing primarily on publishing for web and hand-held devices.
I recently authored a children's book for Amazon Kindle using KF8 format and provide online support for authors interested in creating ePub and children's books for Kindle.
My website includes a blog about InDesign; and I also just started a WordPress blog.
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