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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 amazing instructors on the planet. This all goes down October 4-8 in downtown Los Angeles in the L.A. Live area. Registration is pricey ($1,295 this year) but once you see the lineup of speakers/events, I think you’ll agree it’s well worth the money.

Event Highlights

Some of my favorite parts of Adobe MAX are the community events and the community pavilion that you’ll have access to as an attendee. This is your chance to meet a ton of new people and talk to fellow creatives about their work and how they’re using Adobe tools. In addition to this, I love the keynotes and “sneaks” that Adobe puts on. The keynotes are always a huge production and very cool to watch, and Sneaks is a great opportunity see some top-secret stuff Adobe is working on, and there’s almost always some celebrity special guests (Erik Estrada).

What I’m Teaching

I’ll be doing two classes at MAX this year. The first is a 90 minute lab for beginner Illustrator users. I love teaching labs because it’s a great opportunity for me to teach in a true classroom environment. I also spend countless hours putting together a fully illustrated workbook that you can take home with you when the class is over. You can check out the full session description and register for my lab(s) here.

I’m also teaching a 60 minute session on “Designing for Any Screen with Vector Graphics.” This session is more lecture-style and will be a condensed version of my Illustrator for Web Design course that I have on lynda.com. I’ve switched to Illustrator almost exclusively for my mockup/wireframing needs these days, and in this session I’ll share my personal workflow with you. Click here for more info on this session.


I’m really excited about MAX this year, and I hope to see some of you there. If you’re going, please find me and be sure to say hello and that you read about it on my blog. I’d also be super excited if you decided to attend one of my sessions, but with the amount of amazing speakers, I totally understand if you don’t. Thanks for reading!

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