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Photoshop Fix is a mobile photo editing app with a focus on retouching and enhancing images. The app features incredibly fast and effective spot-healing as well as a full range of light, color, and detail adjustments including the (in)famous Face Aware warp mesh tooling.

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Vibe is an iOS app designed to help users create tightly-produced short movies from the images and videos on their mobile devices. Vibe is built around intelligent algorithms which automate the intricately complex and time-consuming task of synchronizing edits to the rhythm and intensity of a soundtrack. The UX is aimed at making quick work of creating and sharing the piece, focussing on providing simple controls for just the essential attributes.

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Research, design, and experience explorations investigating the future of Adobe's photography products. This comprised end-to-end customer experience strategy defining a technology ecosystem and experience design across applications and services. The work is ongoing and has heavily influenced a redesign of Lightroom and Photoshop on mobile platforms as well as an extended ecosystem of photography tools.

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Internal think-tank operation comprised of a small cross-functional team from design, research, product, and engineering. We were tasked with teasing out business and product possibilities from market opportunities as well as testing emerging Adobe technologies.

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Customer research and UX project for a new screen design and prototyping platform. The platform represents a ground-up rethinking of creative tooling at Adobe and moving it forward into mobilized workflows.

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Proposed community and gallery vision work for Adobe Creative Cloud. While working files live and breathe behind a private cloud-synced workflow, the public gallery experience is focussed on connecting people, products, and techniques through a showcase of finished work.

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Adobe.com Transform

The Adobe.com Transformation project was massive multi-year undertaking to redefine and redesign Adobe's web presence. Ostensibly a marketing task, the goal simply was to drastically improve Adobe's relationship with its customers. However, this meant culling or revamping every product marketing page, every support page, every learning page, every purchase point and more across the site as well as every internal process from policy and strategy to execution.

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The Adobe / Macromedia merger created a massive product brand and identity strategy challenge: two distinctly different companies became one, with the combined product offering somewhere in the neighborhood of over a hundred unique identities, which all must evolve into a cohesive and functional interoperable system (which in turn must also represent Adobe as a proud parent brand.) As a result, Adobe has the single biggest visually integrated brand system in history.

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CS4 updated and refined the desktop system introduced for the Macromedia-integrated Adobe CS3 era. Visual improvements to the ever-growing system were many - sharper, crisper, brighter - but this release also marked the official yet quietly in-progress introduction of what would become Adobe's new corporate typeface, Clean.

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dentity, logo mark, and icon development for Adobe's AIR (Integrated Runtime). Air is a development and distribution platform melding the unique authoring and functional capabilities of Flash, Flex, and web-based technologies for online and offline applications.

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CS3 was an epic renovation of every Adobe and Macromedia product identity found throughout the desktop. The primary challenges were to develop a system which would successfully merge the Macromedia and Adobe product lines in a way which would tie the product icons together to work side-by-side harmoniously.

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(post in progress) Series of posters and screen-display signage promoting lunch-time XD group presentations. After several years of quietly working under-the-radar, the central design organization is reaching out to the rest of the company. The identity and character of the speakers is represented in the artwork as their favorite lunch-time objects.

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Short film capturing the work of the Adobe Experience Design Team (XD). A demo reel of sorts revealing the revolutionary interaction patterns and application design methodologies created by the team.

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Construction and treatment definitions for a new Flex component skin system. Aeon's clean, crisp minimalist design features CSS-controlled parameters for color and transparency to allow dynamic visual hierarchy as well as a very clever highlight layer for gloss or matte surface treatments. Application speed and rendering performance improvements were realized through drastically simplified drawing code (by half, relative to Halo).

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