John Nack is the Adobe Photoshop
Senior Product Manager
John started his career as a Flash/Graphic Designer at Agency.com in New York. He probably could have happily remained there thanks to his successes with high-end clients like Gucci, Nikon, British Airways and CocaCola, but luckily for us, John's ambition drove him higher.
John's experience as a Flash developer convinced him that the design tools of the day could, should, and had to be better. In 2000 he joined the Adobe team to work on the Web animation tool "Live Motion" and started down the path that has led him here today.
In 2002, John joined Adobe's Photoshop team, but it wasn't until August 15th, 2005 that the rest of the digital imaging world began to understand what John had to offer to the industry. That was the day when John launched his Adobe blog, and changed the way we viewed his work, and the company he works for, forever. By embracing the nation of the company blog, John put Adobe Systems years ahead of the curve in terms of transparency. If this were a marketing award, we'd be carving his name in stone.
John's keen observations, affable personality, and willingness to engage in conversation helped open the doors and bridge the gap between Photoshop users and the company behind it. John's on-going dialog coupled with his intent to continuously improve design tools, is readily apparent on the features he has worked on, which include Adobe Camera Raw, Smart Objects, Vanishing Point, The File Browser, and Adobe Bridge. However, the work he has done in the past pales in comparison to what he does in the present, and what he has planned for the future of Photoshop.
To put it in his own words, "What if, instead of giving you yet another way to do the same thing. What if we gave you the right way?"
It is for his drive, vision, openness and pioneering spirit that John was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.
For more info on John, visit nackblog.com