Category: News

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

iPhone 7 event invite

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

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

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

My Thoughts on Apple’s “Hey Siri” Event

Apple just wrapped its latest product announcements, so I thought I’d hop on my blog and write up a few of my first impressions. There’s a lot to talk about, as you might’ve guessed, so this blog post might be a little heavy in the word count department. Overall I’m pretty excited about what was announced

My Thoughts on Apple’s “Spring Forward” Event

Today was a big day in the technology world. Apple held a live event in San Francisco and unveiled two new products and announced a huge partnership with HBO. Since I’ve been getting calls, texts, emails, and tweets all day long about this, I thought I’d share my thoughts on the event here on my

Instagram Adds Caption Editing, Improves Discovery

Good news, Instagrammers! You can now edit the captions on your photos after they’ve been published. Instagram rolled out a new update earlier this week that allows users to edit their captions and also added improved recommendations via the app’s Explore menu. Mobile photographers have long been frustrated by the lack of editing capabilities within

I’m Speaking at Adobe MAX 2014 in Los Angeles

Adobe MAX, the big annual conference for designers, is coming back to Los Angeles, CA in October, and I’ll be there teaching some Adobe Illustrator classes. If you’ve never been to MAX, it’s an amazing event where you can network with fellow creatives from all over the globe and learn from some of the most

Adobe Creative Cloud Goes Down… World Doesn’t End

In case you weren’t already aware, the Adobe Creative Cloud platform went down this week, but the chagrin of many (I’m sure) the world, in fact, did not end. While I’ll admit it was unfortunate that certain services were unavailable (Typekit desktop sync, file syncing, etc.) I was still able to open all of my

Instagram Direct. What it is, and Why it Could be Huge for Brands

Last week Instagram announced a new feature to its mobile application called Direct. The feature itself is more or less a way to send direct private messages to individuals or groups along with photos and videos that you take/edit with the app. While initially it may seem like this would have minimal impact for brands using