Adobe MAX Unveils Speakers, Lineup
SAN JOSE, CA -- Adobe has announced featured luminary and breakout sessions at Adobe MAX, The Creative Conference, taking place May 4-8, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Nokia Theatre. The four-day event includes a packed lineup of keynotes, luminary sessions, training workshops and sneaks presented by the best in the industry, including graphic designer and illustrator Paula Scher, multimedia artist Phil Hansen, designer and writer Rob Legato, photographer Erik Johansson and EA chief creative officer Richard Hilleman.
MAX will convene more than 5,000 industry leaders to exchange ideas, get inspired and explore how creativity is changing the world. The conference will feature highly anticipated MAX keynotes hosted by Adobe’s senior vice president and general manager of Digital Media, David Wadhwani that will explore the dramatically changing creative process and major advancements in technology. Adobe is expected to unveil a milestone update to Adobe Creative Cloud at the event. Each full conference pass includes a one year Adobe Creative Cloud membership.
“We reimagined Adobe MAX this year to celebrate the inspiration that come from the community’s most creative thinkers,” commented David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media, Adobe. “In addition to showcasing the latest technological innovations, the conference will feature insights from the best creative minds who are pushing the boundaries and shaping the future of creativity.”
Luminary sessions will expose attendees to new ways of thinking about creative projects and some of most innovative, boundary-pushing, experimental work out there. Highlighted luminary sessions include:
Jessica Walsh (design): The Importance of Play in Innovation
Greg Gorman (photography): Celebrity Portraiture: Behind the Scenes with Greg Gorman
Jeffrey Zeldman (Web): Ten Commandments of Modern Web Design
karlssonwilker (design): Creativity, Technology, and karlssonwilker
Jacob Rosenberg (video): Dust to Lightening: The Unique Storytelling of Bandito Brothers
Scott Belsky (Web): Behance: Connecting the Creative World
Redesigning the MAX Identity
In reimagining every aspect of Adobe MAX, the company challenged designers to rethink the MAX brand and design a new logo that embodied the new creative spirit of MAX. Top design firms and studios, including Sagmeister and Walsh, karlssonwilker, and Vasava applied their unique vision to the challenge. Design enthusiasts were invited to watch the creative process in action as Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister and Walsh hosted a live 24-hour redesign session featuring a single design material.