Bryan O'Neal Hughes is Head of Outreach and Collaboration: Creative Cloud Ecosystem at
Adobe Systems, Inc.

 
  Bryan O'Neal Hughes

Bryan O'Neal Hughes

Bryan started using Photoshop at version 3.0, but it was when he saw a demo of Photoshop 4.0 that he knew he had to become a part of the Adobe team. He moved to the Bay Area with the single-minded intent to work at Adobe. In 1999, luck and constant nagging prevailed when Bryan became a member of the Photoshop team.

Bryan”s first years on the team were as a Quality Engineer, User Advocate and liaison to developers. As a tester Bryan essentially spent hisdays doing everything in his power to break Photoshop with in-depth “real world testing. He was responsible for “Liquify,” and worked very closely on the user experience.

In 2010, during the 20-year anniversary of Photoshop, Bryan introduced the “Just Do It” (or J.D.I) initiative in which he asked NAPP members and Photoshop users around the globe to tell him their smaller feature requests or address their nagging issues with the Photoshopinterface.

He then sat down with his team and together; they rolled out an unprecedented 30 changes that have helped make Photoshop CS5 one of the most significant and celebrated versions of Photoshop to date.

When he’s not exploring his other passions in life like slow marathon running and BMW performance driving instruction, Bryan continues to serve the Photoshop user community with a level of patience, dignity and respect that has earned him the accolades of the entire industry.

 
  Bryan on stage to accept his award at the Photoshop World opening keynote.

Bryan on stage to accept his award at the Photoshop World opening keynote.

 Bryan, shown here with NAPP Executive Director Larry Becker, during his acceptance speech.

Bryan, shown here with NAPP Executive Director Larry Becker, during his acceptance speech.