What is your title, and can you explain what your daily responsibilities are?
Artist/designer/consultant/adobe software expert. I design logo and branding and concept for web sites. I teach Adobe in several Adobe certified centers as well as at UCLA, USC and Disney. I do freelance work for Adobe especially as a public speaker for their events, and I am the organizer for the Adobe Illustrator User’s Group in Los Angeles.
What inspired you most to become a Photoshop artist and trainer? Why did you pursue this as a career?
I started my artistic career as a Fine Artist and a stage design artist. I realized after a while that it is going to be difficult to survive just on art and took a class on digital art…way before the Macintosh…and the rest is history…
What do you think is the biggest obstacle to pursuing a career in the creative fields?
One on the main obstacles is to keep learning. It is endless. There is never enough time to get to know everything.
With all the new versions of Photoshop what changes do you personally feel are the most exciting or brilliant?
I love the new perspective-options in Photoshop and the ability to figure it out to the detail. I also love the linked Smart Objects! I think this is brilliant!
What Photoshop artists/creatives do you follow, and why do they stand out from others in your opinion?
I love Bert Monroy. I think he is amazing. The details, the artistic capabilities, the amazing drawings in Photoshop. He creates amazing images using brushes, filters and his own techniques http://www.bertmonroy.com/
What social networks do you like most? Which present good examples of Photoshop and Photography the best?
I love Twitter and Behance. Love Behance since it gives me the possibilities to explore and show off my art as well.
What is your prediction of the evolution of social networks? How do you think these networks will showcase artists and Photographers better in the future?
I think we are going to grow and see lots of social media portals for artistic and creative design.
What predictions do you have for the future of Photoshop and Photography?
I think Photoshop will move on and explore even more toward the designer in the future.. I think it is going to be more interesting and exciting, and I love it. I feel lucky to be part of the community of creative people. It is never boring!