All posts by Justin Seeley

Adobe Announces MAX Masters for 2017

Last month Adobe held its annual MAX conference in San Diego. Each year at MAX attendees are asked to evaluate their speakers after attending their session(s) or lab(s). Once the votes are tallied, Adobe names its MAX Masters for that year. The criteria changes yearly, but the general idea is that these are the best

Opinion: Apple Hasn’t Lost Its Way, But It Has Changed Its Direction

I’m seeing a lot of the usual “doom and gloom” articles that follow an Apple product release. We saw it after the original Apple Watch announcement. We saw it after the recent iPhone 7/7 Plus announcement(s). And now, maybe more than ever, we’re seeing it after the latest MacBook Pro announcement. What people don’t seem

How to Prepare for iOS 10

In just a few hours Apple will be releasing iOS 10, the latest version of its mobile operating system that powers devices like iPads and iPhones. While Apple has made it super easy to update your devices via OTA updates, there are still some things you should do prior to hitting that download button. In this

There Are No Magic Bullets

In each one of the online courses I produce I encourage those who watch it to reach out to me via email or social media. I love hearing from the people who consume my content. It gives me an idea of how I’m doing, and what I could be doing better. Over the past year

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My Thoughts On the iPhone 7 Event

Yesterday Apple held an event where they unveiled new iPhone and Apple Watch hardware. As I’m sure you’re already aware, Apple made some interesting choices with the iPhone 7, and as usual the internet is nothing short of opinionated on the matter. Here are all of the important announcements from that event and my thoughts

Choosing Images for Your Content is One of the Most Important Decisions You Can Make

I recently read an article that discussed how Netflix experimented with different types of image thumbnails for its content in order to drive consumption. Their findings were so fascinating to me that it got me wondering why more companies don’t do that with their content? Many companies today are content to simply used canned templates or

I’m Speaking at Adobe MAX 2016!

Hey gang! Just a quick update here. I’ve officially signed my contract for Adobe MAX in San Diego, CA, and I’ll be speaking there in November! The details on when I’ll be speaking are still up in the air, but I’ll be presenting my Introduction to Illustrator lab again this year, which is a 90

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10 Things I Want Added to Adobe Illustrator CC

People often ask me what my favorite features of Adobe Illustrator are, and while I’m always happy to discuss things that I love about the program, I also think it’s important to have an open conversation about what the product is lacking. In this article I will outline 10 things that I want Adobe to

The Future of Brainiak.FM

As many of you know, I began podcasting A LOT in 2015. In fact, I even started up my own little podcast network called Brainiak FM. Originally the plan for Brainiak FM was to create a space for me and my friends to talk about the work and play topics that we’re passionate about. I

iPad Pro Review

For the past two years there has been a lot of speculation about whether or not Apple would release a large-scale version of its iPad devices. I can remember very distincly the feeling I had when I first heard about this product, and it was one of pure joy. I have wanted a light-weight device