Mar '09

Do Designers and Creative types care?

On the heels of my previous post regarding the call for sessions for Adobe MAX 2009, I’ve just learned that there is currently a huge disparity in the submissions. It seems that an overwhelming number of developer types are really, really interested in learning about Flex and Actionscript – which of course is good. But on the other hand, MAX is supposed to be a gathering of Adobe enthusiasts from all disciplines.

In other words, do designers and creative types care? Do you want to learn new techniques to improve your productivity or creativity? If so, it’s time to step up and be heard! Regardless of which product you work with – Photoshop, Fireworks, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, there’s surely something that you’d like to know more about. Let’s face it, these are tough economic times and we’re all in competition to be better, faster, more creative, more productive than “the other guy/gal”. And knowledge is the single most effective tool in the tool chest.

The dev side of the house is letting their voice be heard – now it’s our turn. Come on, creatives, get the word out and get involved! Submit your ideas! Let’s make sure that MAX is also about the creative side of the house. I want to see sessions covering CSS, prototyping with Photoshop/Fireworks, Ajax from a designer’s point-of-view, and… what are your ideas…?

Head over to the MAX session and submission site now!


Mar '09


Adobe will be hosting 3 different networking events, called Clix, at the Day Stage. Stop by and say “hi”, have a drink and hang-out.

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Mar '09

Calling all speakers! MAX 2009 is waiting!

I can’t believe that just a few short weeks ago I was at MAX Japan, and late yesterday afternoon I received a notice that it’s time to start planning for MAX 2009 in Los Angeles this fall. But it’s true. This year’s annual gathering of the Adobe faithful will occur from October 4th – 7th, 2009. If you are interested in speaking – or simply have a great idea for a session or lab, I’d encourage you to submit your suggestions. You’ll need to hurry though, as all submissions must be posted by April 15th.

Here’s the relevant links:
Post a Session or Session idea
Post a Lab or Lab idea

Be sure to visit the official Adobe MAX 2009 site to stay up to date with all the news. See you at MAX 2009! Cheers!