Ben Sanders – Ever the odd-bird combination of “techie” and artist, when Ben Sanders was introduced to Photoshop version 5.0, he says, “it just clicked.” Ben’s insatiability for his newfound artistic medium was followed by learning Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML, Flash, among other graphics & web related tools. Ben has been teaching professionally since 1999, and has led literally thousands of people into a deeper knowledge of design software & principles. He loves to teach, and it shows in his personable energy at the head of a classroom. Ben holds multiple certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Master Certified Internet Webmaster Designer & Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop.
J. Schuh – J. heads up business development for Media Cats. An Adobe Community Professional, J. is an award winning animator, cartoonist, designer, illustrator and producer. A driving force in the arts community, he is one of the founders of A Bunch of Short Guys & GUILD (Graphical User Interactive Learning & Development). J. brings his take-no-prisoners vision into every class he teaches. Students often comment on his positive attitude, and humorous sensibility. When not leading After Effects, Photoshop or Flash animation classes, he can be found teaching as an adjunct professor for Texas A&M Commerce & Collin County Community College. Checkout more of J.’s work at Toons-N-Design.
A.J. Wood – Founder & President of Media Cats, Inc., he has been ranked the #1 Adobe Instructor WORLDWIDE more than once. An Adobe Community Professional, A.J. is best known for his straightforward teaching style, and ability to communicate ideas in the simplest of terms. His passion for training is only matched by his community participation. A.J. has been the Dallas Chapter Leader for the Acrobat & InDesign user groups, Presenter for DFWAUG (Dallas/Ft. Worth Adobe Users Group), and has been a guest speaker on campus at the Art Institute of Dallas, Westwood College, Collin County Community College. If that’s not enough, A.J. also supports various art & technology meetups throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. You can follow A.J. on Twitter, and catch the latest insights on his blog.