Design Director, Creative Cloud Experience, Adobe
Matthew Carlson works on the services and content that help Adobe’s users to explore new apps and achieve their creative goals. He has a special passion for illustration, typography and the intersection of AI and creativity.
Prior to Adobe, Carlson was the Design Director of Business Products at Twitter, Design Manager on Business Products at Facebook, and Principal of Experience Strategy and Design at Hot Studio, an Innovation Consultancy in San Francisco. He’s spent time shaping brand experiences at the industrial design consultancies Design Continuum in Boston and One & Co. in San Francisco. He’s created groundbreaking brand and interactive experiences for IBM, UPS, Sprint, Zinio, Marie Claire, Seventeen, ReadyMade, AOL, Intel, Microsoft and Robert Mondavi.
Carlson was an English Major/Art Minor at UC Berkeley, where he wrote rambling papers on religious symbolism in Russian short stories and drank way too much coffee. He’s survived the Dotcom boom, the Dotcom crash and the Rise of the Apps. He is happiest at the whiteboard or doodling in Moleskines.