Michael Gough
Vice President, Experience Design

Michael Gough is Adobe’s Vice President, Experience Design. He is also the leader Adobe’s Experience Design Team (XD), an internal design practice focusing on the next generation of digitally enabled experiences. A longtime advocate for quality in all digital experiences, Michael has been pushing the digital envelope for years. Previously, he was the Chief Creative Officer at Macromedia, Vice President of Brand Design at Nike, the Chief Creative Officer of Quokka Sports and the Creative Director of Construct. He lives on a ranch in Northern California surrounded by family, horses assorted farm animals and hills that seem to go on forever.


We create smart, sophisticated applications for a wide variety of devices, from desktop computers to laptops to mobile phones and beyond.

We’re a hundred-plus architects, academics, sculptors, DJs, writers, designers, and engineers. We come from all over the world; our expertise ranges from interaction and visual design to research, information architecture, and programming.

What brings us together? Our shared passion for helping users connect with their content. Our shared commitment to giving both novices and experts powerful tools for creating and engaging with images, videos, multimedia, and everything in between.

Aapo Bovellan

Director of Brand and Marketing, Nokia

Arunachalam Muruganantham

CEO, Jayaashree Industries

Bill Lunderman

Vice President, Global Design, Colgate Palmolive

Hanif Kureshi

Senior Creative, Wieden+Kennedy, Delhi

Joachim Sauter

Chairman and Head of Design, ART+COM

Josy Paul

Chairman and National Creative Director, BBDO India

Karl Heiselman

CEO, Wolff Olins

Kentaro Kimura

Co-CEO, Executive Creative Director & Account Planner, Hakuhodo Kettle

Lies Willers

Director, Opera Amsterdam

Mansukhbhai R. Prajapati

Founder, Mitticool Clay Creation

Marian Bantjes

Graphic Artist, bantjes.com

Masashi Kawamura

Creative Director & Founder, PARTY Tokyo & New York

Michael Gough

Vice President, Experience Design, Adobe

Nic Roope

Founder & ECD, Poke UK

Paul Barnes

Director/ Designer, Commercial Type, UK

Rodney Edwards

Principle Design Manager, Microsoft

Sander Ejlenberg

Creative Director, Icemobile & Muse


Debbie Millman

President, Sterling Brands