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About Adobe

At a Xerox Palo Alto research center around 1970, soon-to-be Adobe founders John Warnock and Chuck Geschke met and shared their work researching graphic systems and printing. It was a match made in heaven. The two decided to join forces and created Adobe in 1982 to innovate new and improved ways to print text and images. The company’s first product was PostScript, a software that allows a computer file to be printed in the exact form it appears on screen. PostScript remains the industry standard, but it isn’t the only Adobe innovation that’s lasted the test of time.

Today, Adobe provides a myriad of services that make it one of the most depended-upon software and technology companies in the world. Products like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, both created in the early days of the company, are used daily in numerous industries for marketing, product design, illustration, and even for personal use. Adobe Acrobat is a digital workspace that allows for the seamless creating and editing of PDFs between team members no matter where they’re working. Acrobat was originally created in 1993 and today serves as the basis for all of Adobe’s business solution offerings. The Adobe Document Cloud is one of the company’s newest offerings. It uses Acrobat as well as new software to make a digital workspace that allows for collaboration and communication across departments from anywhere. Microsoft, NetApp, The Golden State Warriors, and The Global Fund all use the Adobe Document Cloud. 

Adobe wants its cutting-edge technology to be utilized for good. Not only do they offer services and products to numerous clients, they create platforms and opportunities for folks to use the technology to create new and exciting things. The Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund was established in 2020. Adobe provides funding and sponsors projects for creatives of all kinds through the fund. Adobe Colour was a project created through the fund by Ashwin Chacho. It focused on hue and tone to create a color palette that can be perceived and enjoyed by those with color blindness. 

Adobe is constantly growing and improving, looking to make smart investments that bolster and improve its product portfolio. The company has made acquisitions like Workfront in 2020, Markets in 2018, and many more. Adobe has been leading the way in creativity and innovation since its founding, and will continue for years to come.


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Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
CEO: Shantanu Narayen
Employees (All Locations): 22,516

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Lehi, UT
College Park, MD
Arden Hills, MN
New York, NY
Portland, OR
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Austin, TX
Washington D.C

Major Departments & Practices

Data Science
Employee Experience
Sales and Consulting
Finance & Operations
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