Ron Chan has been a prominent illustrator in the digital arts field since the invention of the term. He was one of the first artists to ever touch a drawing application from Adobe. Code-named Picasso, this program later became known as Illustrator. From then on, the computer was Ron’s artistic tool of choice and launched a distinguished career as a freelance illustrator, kicking off with greeting cards and extending into corporate and commercial graphics and magazine and book covers and features. While maintaining an impressive list of world-class corporate clients, he also finds time to share his knowledge with students at institutions worldwide.
Barbara Obermeier is the principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio specializing in print and Web design. Her clients include national companies from a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, insurance, construction, entertainment, and performing arts. She is also the author or co-author of over a dozen books, including Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Illuminated and Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies. Barb is also a Visual Communication faculty member at Brooks Institute in Ventura, CA, and has taught at many other universities and private training facilities.