Adobe Coloring Book
Vanessa Gutierrez is an engineer on the Adobe Fresco team and loves seeing the work users create with the app. About her illustration for the Adobe Coloring Book, she says, “I wanted to provide something on the easier side for younger kids to draw. I also wanted highlight happy families where only one parent is in the picture (pun not intended), and I thought this would be a subtle but cute way to do so.”
Avalon Hu is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator, originally from Taiwan and currently based in New York City. Her work is graphical, and she tells her stories through bold lines and shapes. She draws her inspiration from geometric art, minimalism, and Art Deco illustrations. Most of her work is created on an iPad ,and she likes to experiment with colored pencils and Posca pens. About her drawing, she says, “In Taiwan, where I grew up, food is the love language in most families. After moving to the United States, knowing that diners represent such a unique American experience for families and communities, I decided to create a drawing based on that. There are hidden pictures of one cake, two soups, three burgers, four menus, five spoons, and six salt and pepper shakers in this illustration. Can you find them?”
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Paul Trani is a Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe. He is passionate about empowering designers to create compelling content using their creativity and new technology—whether it’s traditional illustration, graphic design and branding, or compelling 3D and augmented reality experiences. With more than 25 years of experience, Trani has become an award-winning designer, passionate public speaker, and prolific trainer. He has earned top author status on Lynda.com and has created a steady stream of content for Adobe and paultrani.com. With over 40 countries and countless presentations under his belt, Trani has become a sought-after public speaker in the creative world. About his creation for the Adobe Coloring Book, he says, “Sometimes we forget that family really is unconditional love. It’s the only people that we get angry at and yet love us anyway.”
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Kyle T. Webster
Kyle T. Webster is an award-winning illustrator, living in North Carolina, who has drawn for the New Yorker, Time, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Scholastic, Adobe, Nike, IDEO, and many other distinguished editorial, advertising, publishing, and institutional clients. His illustration work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Communications Arts, and American Illustration. In 2009 and 2010, Kyle created two top-50 iPhone games. He is known throughout the world as the founder of KyleBrush.com, the brand behind the world’s best-selling Photoshop brushes for professional illustrators, animators, and designers. His brushes were the first to be officially licensed by Adobe for inclusion in the Adobe library of tools for Photoshop and Photoshop Sketch. Webster also currently teaches life drawing, portraiture, and digital painting at the UNC School of the Arts.
Dave Werner is a senior experience designer for the Emmy Award–winning Character Animator team at Adobe. His past projects include the portfolio website Okaydave, indie video game Atmosphir, and Extraneous Lyrics video series. He posts regular cartoons, music videos, and tutorials to his Okay Samurai YouTube channel, garnering over 9 million views. Dave's work has been featured by Wired, The Verge, Entertainment Weekly, TechCrunch, Kotaku, College Humor, and Sesame Street. He is a frequent presenter and instructor at creative-industry conferences such as Adobe MAX, SXSW, NAB and IBC. About his illustration for the Adobe Coloring Book, he says, “I have always loved treehouses—they combine the beauty of nature with the creativity of humans. I didn’t have a set plan when I started drawing this—I just started with the trunk and kept adding stuff until I felt it was full enough!”
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Kelly Wong is a math teacher at Galileo Academy in San Francisco. For fun, she likes to try new cuisines, experiment with recipes, humor her dog Bubba, and paint. Wong is part of Adobe’s extended family through her sister Jessica, a computer scientist on the Acrobat team. About her drawing for the Adobe Coloring Book, she says, "Hot pot is one of my favorite meals to eat with family, huddling close and sharing a pot of delicious food.”
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