Welcome to our Joint General Meeting/Adobe Creative Suite User Group!
Adobe Software Raffle! An Adobe Software Bundle of the winner's choice with a value of up to $2,100 will be raffled off at this meeting. To be eligible, you must have attended more than one meeting between July and November 2010.
Our monthly general interest meetings include educational presentations and networking, focused on current developments in multimedia, web technology, and the digital arts. Now, OCMMA's new Adobe Creative Suite User Group - Orange County (CS-OC) will meet jointly with the General Meeting of OCMMA every third Tuesday of the month.
The goal of this group is to continue to provide local designers and developers with a forum for learning from speakers and from each other about how best to leverage the power of Adobe applications in their business workflows. Meetings will continue to feature presentations by Adobe specialists, business entrepreneurs, camera and hardware pro's, and others. Topics are selected to have broad appeal across the various multimedia disciplines. Cynthia Gordon is the Manager of CS-OC.
In addition, every month we'll dive into some aspect of the Adobe Creative Suite, with a special focus on ways to streamline your workflow and jump back and forth among apps to get your work done. We'll have a special segment at each meeting called: "Creative Suite Treats", where a 5 to 10 minute demo will highlight a particular tool or technique in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, etc.
Come at 6 PM for networking and food and soft drinks. The fee for OCMMA non-members is $15, or $7 for students with ID.
Program: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: Tips and Tricks with Steve Farwell
Adobe Dreamweaver is an essential part of any web professional's tool kit. You may use it every day but not be familiar with some of the great features it has to offer. Steve Farwell will uncover and explain some of the more "hidden" features that will help speed up your production.
Some of the topics he'll cover include:
- Site Setup and Management
- Preferences and Keyboard Shortcuts
- Live Code, Code Formatting, and Live View
Come with your questions and be prepared to open your eyes to new ways to get the job done.
Steve Farwell, Manager of OC ColdFusion (OCCFUG), is a Senior Engineer at roundpeg, a consulting, technology, and Adobe training company, and primarily spends his day juggling ColdFusion, Flash, and Flex. He is responsible for managing roundpeg's internal systems and complex website projects such as Aspen Snowmass.
Before joining roundpeg Steve worked as lead engineer for Traveland USA for almost 8 years. At Traveland USA he built an MIS (Management Information System) using Vehicle Registration data collected from the DMV for the state of California, which enabled sales to be analyzed and reported by Vehicle Type, Brand, Zip code County etc. The information was then used to help pinpoint advertising media and increase market share. Steve is also an Adobe Certified Instructor.
Member Showcase: Caprice de Lorm
Caprice de Lorm, owner of de Lorm Designs, will talk about her background and business and present some examples of her work including:
- End-to-end client projects consisting of website design and implementation and various forms of marketing collateral creation (e.g. logos, business cards, stationery, and even a CD package)
- Joomla-based websites using a template customized for each client
- Examples of Adobe-based projects and other business opportunities (incuding applications such as Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, and Acrobat)
Caprice is a business professional with extensive experience in marketing and sales. In addition to her graphic and website design skills, her background includes developing and delivering marketing collateral and initiatives, sales strategies, and solutions for businesses. She has experience with business planning, campaign development, channel management, program development and implementation, and project and content management. Her marketing acumen offers a unique value add by enabling her to apply a strategic approach to creating consistent and compelling collateral and content. In addition to providing marketing services through de Lorm Designs, Caprice also authors articles for a number of organizations and is a volunteer at Centennial Farm in Orange County.