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Elyjah is currently a Video and Multimedia Technician for the City of Roseville where he produces video content, manages photography needs, and provides broadcast services for the Roseville City Council and various other boards and commissions. He has been with the City since 2015 and prior to that worked for Youtube channels SMOSH and BuzzFeed.
Elyjah studied Digital Film and Video Production at the Art Institute of California – Sacramento where he achieved his B.S. His creative and technical prowess as well as his understanding of viral content has been recognized by the California Association of Public Information Officers for his work on the City of Roseville’s monthly web series and his contributions to other campaigns and initiatives by the City of Roseville.
Elyjah has been using the Adobe Creative Cloud throughout his career for video, photography, design and beyond. When he is not making videos, he’s either trying new restaurants, playing with his 3 dogs, or exploring Downtown Sacramento.
Marianique is currently the noncommissioned officer in charge of product development at Air Force News Services, Defense Media Activity, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. In this capacity, she leads world-wide traveling teams that capture, edit and publish products supporting Air Force senior leaders’ communication goals as well as maintain, update and conduct final quality control on all af.mil senior leader biographies, stories, and website pages. She has served in the Air Force for almost nine years as a public affairs specialist, journalist, and multimedia producer, garnering awards in writing, photography and video production at the major command, Air Force and Department of Defense levels, including Air Force Photographer of the Year in 2015 and 2017.
Marianique is well versed in the tactical and strategic levels of communication. She worked as a tactician at the base-level overseas and documentation as a combat cameraman. At the strategic messaging level, she’s worked on videos directly for the Secretary of the Air Force and graphics projects for the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.
Marianique holds an associate’s degree in Public Affairs and is finishing her bachelor’s in communications in 2020. She attended the world-renowned photography workshop, the Eddie Adams Workshop, wherein only 100 participants are selected all over the world every year based on their portfolio submissions. She is also a graduate of the highly-selective Military Photojournalism Program at Syracuse University, New York, where she won 1st place for the Associated Collegiate Press’ Pacemaker Award for Feature Photography. Her photos have been published in multiple books and publications. She was also the Photography winner of the 2019 Adobe Creative Awards for her coverage of the last presidential inauguration.
Marianique has produced and edited print, graphics, and multimedia products with Adobe software throughout her career, both on Mac and Windows. She has mentored in multiple civilian and military photography workshops. In her free time, Marianique continues to pursue her academic endeavors, improve her craft, as well as practice traditional art and cooking as a form of relaxation.
Peter is currently an Associate Creative Director at the New York City Department of Probation. His first role in government was working for New York City’s TV station under the Bloomberg Administration, where he did a combination of editing, motion graphics and TV producing. His next government role was Senior Art Director at NYC's Department of Design and Construction.
Peter is well versed in the private sector as well. He has worked at advertising agencies of all shapes and sizes. Peter started his career atYoung & Rubicam and has worked on a variety of household brands including Bed Bath & Beyond.
Peter holds a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from Syracuse University. He also studied at NYU’s Intensive film/video program and learned Commercial Photography at The School of Visual Arts.
Peter has used Adobe software throughout his career on both Mac and Windows platforms and enjoys sharing his knowledge. He has taught at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and was a two-time judge for the New Jersey Advertising Awards.
When not working you'll are likely to find Peter on the dance floor, downhill skiing or public speaking.
Shangning is a New York-based award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, and all-around creative. He focuses on commercial art, illustration, branding, data visualization and infographics.
He also sits on the jury for a number of design contests, such as Poster hero 6th, Vega Digital Awards 2016-2019, Muse Creative Awards 2016-2019, COW International Design Festival 2016, International Reggae Poster Contest 2016-2018, The Rookies International Design Awards, and etc.
In the past few years, he received more than twenty global awards for his work. His works were exhibited in many cities around the world.
His design works also have been published in many design magazines and featured on more than thirty graphic design blogs. His work has currently been featured by the Adobe InDesign 2020 as the Splash Screen.
He always believes good design can save the world with passion, dream, and love!
John Jacobin has over 30 years’ experience within the federal government design space, overseeing the design integrity of published products and social media content, and championingdesign standards. John has presented to the President’s Management Council (PMC) at the White House on design and public policy, to help build institutional-level support for design work in the federal government. John is also the creator and organizer of the Design in Governmentgroup, known as DIG. After completing his bachelor’s degree in design, he continued his training abroad at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in France. He also completed the Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders AIGA Program at the Yale School of Management.
Kathleen E. Wilson is a passionate communications professional with expertise in creative direction, new media, and strategic outreach. Her strong appreciation for customer-centric engagement and user experience empowers her digital communications strategy and decisions based on customer affects.
Kathleen's forward-thinking approach has advanced strategic communications efforts for federal government agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and National Institutes of Health.
Kathleen is a native Washingtonian who enjoys new experiences and explores art and design museums for strengthened creative inspiration and cultural appreciation. She possesses a Master of Science in communications management and bachelor's degree in communications—both earned at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.
Wendy Dinova-Wimmer is a Senior Digital Media Architect in Adobe's Office of Public Sector CTO. She focuses on using Adobe's digital media tools to create innovative solutions for our public sector customers. Prior to joining Adobe, she spent over two decades as an employee and in support of the federal government, where she used her expertise in multimedia forensics, 3d animations, video production and visualization.
Paul is a Digital Media Solution Consultant at Adobe. His long and varied design career has included work as a photographer, curriculum designer, user experience designer, and front-end web developer. In addition to his work at Adobe, he currently leads the Adobe Creative Cloud Meetup group in McLean, VA, which has over 300 members.
A Senior Digital Media Public Sector Solutions Consultant at Adobe, Clint helps Adobe public sector customers realize the benefits of digital transformation. He’s held a variety of positions in his 20-year career at Adobe and comes from a print, graphic arts, and photography background. He’s published in a number of magazines, newspapers, brochures, and marketing pieces, and he’s co-authored two books on the printing industry.
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