Breaking Up With Adobe

Breaking Up With Adobe

It’s not you, Adobe. It’s me. You see, I am a long time Adobe software user. I started using the institutional licenses in school at the University of Missouri, and Adobe Creative Suite 3 was one of the first pieces of “pro” software I ever purchased. After CS6, when Adobe moved to the Creative Cloud subscription plans, I was torn. On one hand, it was going to be expensive. On the other hand, I used this software an awful lot, and I always got excited about new features when they became available. … Read more

App Skills Every New Manager Should Have In Their Toolbox

App Skills Every New Manager Should Have In Their Toolbox

Since August of 2016, I have had the fantastic opportunity to be an American Council on Education Fellow, which has let me take a year off of teaching music composition at the State University of New York at Fredonia and learn as much as I can about leadership in higher education through a year-long residency at Baldwin Wallace University Much of my time this year has been spent working on projects at both my host and home institutions as well as with my 28 fellow Fellows who are based across the country. … Read more

Three Things Arts Managers Should Know About Programmers To Save Money And Add Value

Three Things Arts Managers Should Know About Programmers To Save Money And Add Value

Many of my clients have wasted money they spent on programming. I try to tell them how not to, even as the beneficiary of some of this waste. If they insist, though, at some point there’s nothing left to do but shrug and accept a bit more cash in my pocket. The thing is, like most creative professionals, I like to do new and exciting work that efficiently solves problems way more than coding up the first iteration of some idea that is going to require many revisions before any of value … Read more

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