Speaking Engagements


Judging Photo Hack Day 2014 at Aviary

This weekend was Photo Hack Day at the Aviary offices in NYC. It’s an event the team puts on a few times a year, bringing together designers and developers to build new apps on top of the Aviary APIs. On Saturday night I was part of a panel moderated by Aviary’s Mike Mignano on the […]


Adobe Max 2014

This week I was lucky enough to participate in the Day 1 Keynote for Adobe’s yearly Max conference. Our team launched updates to 4 mobile apps (Color, Sketch, Line and Mix) as well as 4 new apps (Shape, Draw, Brush and Clip).


Speaking at the CC 2014 Launch Keynote

This week I was invited to be a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 launch at Lincoln Center in New York. Being on stage at Alice Tully Hall was a dream come true, and to do it in support of a product I designed was amazing. In addition to launching all new versions of […]


Speaking at Pepcon in Austin on April 29th

Next Monday I’ll be speaking at Pepcon in Austin, Texas (one of my all time favorite US cities). Pepcon is a print and e-publishing conference and I’ll be talking about my transition from print to web design, why I think now is an amazing time for others to make the leap, and how I think […]


Panelist at the Next Generation Customer Experience Summit in Austin Texas

Last week I was invited to attend the Next Generation Customer Experience Summit in Austin Texas. The summit was a two day event with C-level executives in the customer experience field from companies like Coke, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Best Buy, and Macys. I also participated in final keynote panel of the summit which was a […]


Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni Award Ceremony

Today I was awarded the Robert M Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Illinois Wesleyan University. I was presented the award at the annual alumni lunch at the Shirk Center on the IWU campus. The other award winners and I were also announced at halftime at the Titan homecoming football game with the rest of […]


Presenting at the Web 2.0 Summit

This morning Tim Waddell from Adobe moderated a presentation by Carmen Sutter and I at the Web 2.0 Summit called “Data-Driven Bottom Line Results: Making Social Media Actionable A Real World Case Study”. Carmen (Senior Director of Online Analytics at WEA) and I presented a case study from the current Bruno Mars record outlining Warner […]


Interview with ClickZ: The Art, Science, and Common Sense of Marketing

Today an interview with Carmen Sutter, from WEA, and me is featured on the ClickZ homepage. The interview was a continuation of our keynote speech from the Adobe Online Marketing Symposium last month. In the interview we talk about how marketers at Warner Music Group use social networks, analytics and technology to convert music listeners […]

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Presenting a Keynote at the Adobe Online Marketing Symposium

Today I helped present a keynote at the 2011 Adobe Online Marketing Symposium. My speaking partner Carmen Sutter (WEA) and I spoke to a packed house of about 600 Omniture experts about the success of a recent social campaign for Bruno Mars. We outlined Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group’s strategy for using social networks […]


IWU Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Today it was announced that Illinois Wesleyan University (my alma mater) is awarding me with the 2011 Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Needless to say, it’s a huge honor and I feel incredibly humble to be chosen this year. I’ll be heading back to Bloomington for Homecoming to receive the award and to give a talk […]

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