Michael Ninness studied for a BFA in graphic design from the University of Washington, where he paid his way by teaching designers and photographers how to use digital tools and techniques. Michael has had a multi-dimensional career, with more than 15 years of experience as a product manager, user experience designer, trainer, and evangelist for software used by creative professionals. Michael was a group product manager for the Design Segment at Adobe, where he drove product strategy, design, and development for several products and services in the Creative Suite. Some of his other past roles are InDesign senior product manager and lead product manager for Microsoft Expression Blend. He is a frequent and top-rated presenter at numerous industry events, including PhotoPlus Expo, PMA, Photoshop World, Macworld, Flash on the Beach, Web Design World, Adobe MAX, the InDesign Conference, and the HOW Design Conference.