Image of person talking on video conferencing software at home with a cat in the foreground and a city out the window
Image of person talking on video conferencing software at home with a cat in the foreground and a city out the window
Illustration by Tridib Das

March was the first time I’ve ever backed out of a speaking engagement. It was in the early days of Covid-19, and Adobe shut down international travel before most people were taking the pandemic seriously. I reached out to the organizers of the noBS conference and let them know my first trip to Australia would have to happen another time. When the organizer suggested I do the talk remotely, it was a pretty big mental shift for me. While I’ve been on panels, and a part of several keynotes over the years, I had never given a virtual talk. Since…


At our yearly Adobe MAX conference, we shipped our biggest product release in years. In addition to four new desktop applications we updated every creative app in our portfolio. In fact, there are so many updates it can be a bit hard to parse.

As an artist and a designer whose team worked on all of the updates shown, here is my list of the changes I’m personally most excited about. My top 10 announcements from Adobe Max 2017:

1. Introducing Adobe XD

Adobe XD coming out of beta at Max was a big moment for Adobe, and one of the biggest announcements at…


I’ve spent the past two hours pacing back and forth inside a small hotel room, talking to myself, preparing to go on stage. As a designer, I never anticipated giving a talk to of thousands of people but find myself presenting to large groups with increasing frequency. I was even asked to speak at Apple’s iPad Pro launch last September.

Apple Keynote, Sept 2015

This is not my natural state. I’m an introverted person. I’m quiet when I meet someone new. …

Eric Snowden

VP of Design for Creative Cloud & Document Cloud at Adobe. Past: Behance, 99U, Atlantic Records, Warner Music, The New School & Anderson Ranch.

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