Adobe was my first job out of University. During my time there, I worked on Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop Express.

Since this was my first job (2013 - 2015), the projects are somewhat vintage and there is probably less value in getting into the nitty gritty. Like all of my jobs, I was responsible for the end-to-end design: determining use cases, designing, prototyping, and shipping. Detailed case study primarily live in a deprecated version of my portfolio from 2015, and I am mainly including images and artifacts rather than a full-blown write-up.


Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express is a mobile photography app meant for quick and easy editing on-the-go. At the time, iOS7 was introduced, which is when Apple pivoted from ‘skeuomorphic’ to ‘flat design’.

This project was mainly a visual design refresh for iOS7, but also involved creating new features such as filters, which was around the same time Instagram and Snapchat were introduced.

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Figure 1: Photoshop Express on iOS

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Figure 2: Some old-school specs for the main screen

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Figure 3: Experimenting with animation and prototyping. While it’s not ‘true’ depth of field, I was just playing with ideas.

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Figure 4. After the launch, we saw our app climb the rankings from #38 in Photos & Videos to #4. It also was featured as "Best New App" on the app store.


Adobe Acrobat Mobile

I worked on the launch for Adobe Acrobat on mobile (iOS and Android).

The overarching vision for this project was to allow people to access, edit, and share their documents, everywhere and anywhere. The idea is that documents should not just be accessible on your desk, but when you're on the train, when you're traveling; your documents are with you everywhere, digitally.

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Figure 5. A preview of the app on tablet and a phone

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Figure 7. Slightly higher fidelity wireframes that were used for testing

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Figure 8. Higher-fidelity mockups, to show how a user can edit PDFs

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Figure 9. A final look at screens of the app