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Michael Ninness

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InDesign Senior Product Manager a...

Microsoft Expression Blend
Phone: (425) ***-****  HQ Phone
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond , Washington 98052
United States

Company Description: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's software products include...   more

Employment History


  • BFA , graphic design
    University of Washington
  • Graphic Design BFA
    University of Washington
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Web References
InDesignSecretsLive! Conference, 18 Mar 2015 [cached]
Michael Ninness
Michael Ninness is currently the VP of content at Until recently he 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 received 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. 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, and the HOW Design Conference.
Macworld Conference & Expo | San Francisco 2008, 11 May 2008 [cached]
Conference Program / Speakers / Michael Ninness
Michael Ninness
Executive Director ,
Michael Ninness paid his way through the Graphic Design BFA program at the University of Washington by teaching digital imaging tools and techniques to professional designers and photographers.Since then, he has worked professionally in the graphics software industry as a product manager and user interface designer of products for creative professionals at Extensis, Microsoft and Adobe.In early 2005, Michael returned to his teaching roots and joined the team at, an award-winning education provider of self-paced online video training, CDs, books and events for designers, developers, instructors, students and hobbyists.Michael is the author of the Photoshop CS2 Essential Training, Photoshop CS2 & Flash 8 Integration and Photoshop Power Shortcuts video training titles published by is a frequent presenter at industry events such as Photoshop World, PhotoPlus Expo, PMA, Macworld, Web Design World and Flashforward.
Flashforward Blog » Blog Archive » Flashforward Interview: Michael Ninness [cached]
Flashforward Interview: Michael Ninness
In the coming weeks we will be publishing interviews with some of our speakers.Today we have Michael Ninness from will be presenting Photoshop CS2 & Flash® 8: Optimizing Pixels and Workflow at Flashforward2006 Seattle.
Flashforward: Can you introduce yourself briefly?
Michael Ninness: I joined in March of 2005 to manage our video training business after working for seven years at Extensis, Adobe and Microsoft as a product manager and user interface designer of products for creative professionals.
Adobe ADIM15: Shakespeare Upon The Sea. Past, Present, and the Future of Storytelling, 28 April 2015 [cached]
Michael Ninness Adobe Systems
Michael Ninness paid his way through design school at the University of Washington by teaching designers and photographers how to use digital tools and techniques. He has 20+ years experience leading content strategy, product management, and user experience teams. Past positions include multiple stints at Adobe and He is currently the Sr Director of Product Management for the Design products at Adobe, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Muse. He lives in beautiful Santa Barbara and dreams in keyboard shortcuts.
Erain, 12 Aug 1999 [cached]
"As today's Web sites are becoming increasingly interactive and dynamic, the demand for advanced multimedia Web authoring tools is booming," said Michael Ninness, group product manager for Adobe's Internet Products Group.
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