Adobe Max Insider 2014

Hi friends––

I'm excited to announce that next month I'll be heading to the AdobeMAX creativity conference as an "Adobe Max Insider!" Adobe contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I'd like to participate, and of course I said YES! Adobe is sponsoring my attendance at the conference, and I'll be reporting my experiences to you. In a few weeks I'll be on my way to Los Angeles to meet up with seven other creatives from different fields also selected to be Insiders.

Image design by Maria Gronlund.

Image design by Maria Gronlund.

I've never been to AdobeMAX before, so this experience will be completely new. There are over 5000 attendees, with hundreds of sessions and workshops being offered. As a designer, I use Adobe products every day. Illustrator is my go-to program when I am on my desktop; Adobe Line and Adobe Ideas are my favorites for iPad.

I'm working to fill out my session schedule now. I'll primarily be following the Graphic Design and Illustration track, attending classes like "Adobe Illustrator CC: Working Happy, Not Hard" and "What's New in Adobe Ideas." I'm also excited to attend "Scratching Many Surfaces," a presentation on surface design led by Julia Rothman and Santtu Mustonen. (I'm crazy about both of these artists!) While I'm immersed in surface design just about every day, I know there is still a lot to learn.

iPad sketch using Adobe Line and Ink & Slide.

iPad sketch using Adobe Line and Ink & Slide.

Have any of you ever been to this conference? Let me know if you plan on attending this year, or if you have past AdobeMax experiences to share. If you are thinking about attending, the Early Bird registration has been extended through September 12th! I hope to see you there!