Russell Brown, now the Senior Creative Director at Adobe, speaks a bit about the history of the company, the creation of Photoshop (he was one of four people listed in that first splash screen), CS5 and more.
He then answers the question presented to him from last week’s show. You know, “What is up with Flash?”
We’ll be back next week with Debbie Millman, see you then.
Shel was speaking at the Creative Freelancer Conference, as he consults with creatives on all of the aspects of running a creative studio – but the talent itself. We speak of his involvement on the AIGA National Board, where he helped start up the AIGA Center for Practice Management.
We also spend time talking about his recently updated book, Talent Is Not Enough: Business Secrets For Designers. We always talk about the parts of running a design shop that don’t include the designing itself – and Shel is the one who knows best. It was a fun, and informative chat. Enjoy.
We bring Steve Gordon back (for the first time in Season 3) to discuss the HOW Conference in June (use Steve’s promo code SG10 to save $50 on registration) and the little fight Apple is having with Adobe in regards to Flash. Is Flash really crashing Macs at a rate that only Stitch was built for? Is Flash bad for iPhones and iPads, but good for Google? It’s so far around the Internets I’m not even sure which tube to link to.
But as important as all of this is, when walking though the local No Frills Wednesday evening, I ran across this year’s new flavors of Mountain Dew – so figured we’d start the show with another taste test. I guess you can vote for your favorite flavor online, but since the site is in Flash, it crashed my Safari browser and won’t show up on my iPhone. Strange. But are trying new flavors of Dew safe? We didn’t know either, so we brought Chris Kelly back to have him test with us.
Let us know your thoughts below, and enjoy.
Stefan Bucher is the captain of creative passion. You want to feel inspired about the potential of your own work? You want to feel guilty about being burnt out? Hang out with Stefan for a day. On this, our second episode, we did just that. Stefan was, surprisingly, in Nebraska for several days painting a monster mural for Concordia University, and they were gracious enough to spare a few minutes of his time for us; during which we recorded this show and shot video for the short film Stefan Bucher: Monster Maker, where he created the monster we are putting up for auction. Hope you enjoy the show and we’ll see you next week!