Happy February, UXers!
And happy 2014! We made our first (and hopefully only!) difficult choice of the year, and skipped January's meetup in order to focus our attention on bringing you something awesome for February and the months to come. We're already pretty excited for what's in store.
This month, join us at Ansir Innovation Center to hear from Gabriel Campbell, designer at Adobe, whose app, Kuler, is currently up for an IxDA award. (If you've used the app and agree that it's the bomb, you can vote for it (http://awards.ixda.org/entry/2014/adobe-kuler-iphone-app/vote/) at IxDA's site.)
If you're not familiar, Kuler (https://kuler.adobe.com/) is the giant Swiss knife of color wheel tools, with an intuitive palette creation interface, a vast crowdsourced library of swatches, and the ability to pull color palettes out of images.
Gabriel will be talking about design culture at Adobe, the development process of Kuler, and his own journey as a designer.
Afterwards, we'll head out for dinner & drinks at a local watering hole (TBD) for socializing and networking.
See you there!
About the Speaker
Gabriel is an artist and experience designer at Adobe, having recently been selected by IxDA for for a design award for his work on Adobe Kuler for iPhone.
Gabriel has worked within the Adobe XD group since 2009. During that time he has provided design and thought leadership for numerous products and initiatives on mobile and touch devices including: Photoshop Express, Photoshop.com, Adobe Ideas, Kuler and Adobe's upcoming foray into Creative Hardware, Mighty & Napoleon.
Gabriel draws upon his eclectic and risible background in the fine arts, scenic design, engineering and illustration to create user-centered experiences in the creative arts.
In his own words: "I attended SVA and Santa Clara University respectively, but my degree is not in design. I was hired at Adobe after graduation, but not as a designer. But I have always loved solving problems and trying out new ideas. I think those two qualities helped me gravitate to UX, and always focusing on the user has helped me be successful at it."