Lynda Weinman is cofounder and executive chair of lynda.com, one of the pioneering companies in online education. lynda.com teaches anyone software, creative, and business skills through a comprehensive library of instructional videos produced in-house and taught by recognized industry experts.
Lynda is a self-taught computer expert, author, educator, and entrepreneur. A web graphics and design veteran and author of dozens of best-selling books, Lynda wrote the very first industry book on web design, <designing web graphics>, in 1995.
Before launching lynda.com, she was a faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and worked as an animator and motion graphics director in the special effects film industry. Lynda has also been a consultant and conducted workshops for Adobe, Microsoft, Hallmark, and Disney.
Lynda, along with her husband and cofounder, Bruce Heavin, evolved lynda.com from its original concept as a free web resource for her students, to the site for her books on web design, to a registration hub for physical classrooms and conferences, to an award-winning online learning company with over one million members.
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