As the VP of Design, Digital Media at Adobe, Eric Snowden manages a multidisciplinary team of designers responsible for Creative Cloud and Document Cloud applications and services. In the more than eight years Eric has been with Adobe, he has gone from leading design for Creative Cloud Mobile to today being responsible for leading design across all Digital Media products, including household names like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Fresco, Acrobat and Adobe Sign.
An accomplished strategic design leader, Eric has a strong vision for product design strategy and is also an expert at connecting dots across cross-functional teams, while keeping his team’s growth and success top of mind.
Prior to Adobe, Eric was the Head of Mobile for Behance, VP of Product for Atlantic Records, photography and web design faculty at Parsons School of Design, creative director for Warner Music Group, and design and photo editor for photographer Lynn Goldsmith.
Based in Oakland, California, Eric enjoys spending time with his dog Alfie and renovating his mid-century home.
Design teams are rife with burnout, low morale and inefficiencies. These unhealthy and unsustainable practices lead to negative cultures and high turnover. From hiring and setting up your team to how you handle conflict, running a design team is a marathon, not a sprint. In this talk, Eric will discuss how designers and leaders can build thriving and successful design teams.