News: Adobe Acquires San Francisco Design Agency Ideacodes
(San Jose, California--May 28, 2013) Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that it has acquired privately held Ideacodes, a leading creative consultancy, based in San Francisco, which specializes in the design and user experience of smart applications, digital products and networked communities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"For the last nine years we've worked to re-envision the design of digital products and create the ultimate user experience for their customers," said Emily Chang and Max Kiesler, co-founders of Ideacodes. "We're thrilled to join Adobe at a time when Creative Cloud is beginning to take form, the potential to harness the power of connected networks is being realized, and the influence of good design on experience is being appreciated and expected from people worldwide."
The co-founders of Ideacodes are joining Adobe as Creative Directors of Creative Cloud, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in design and creative strategy.
“Our job at Adobe is to deliver an incredible experience every time a customer accesses Creative Cloud,” said Jeff Veen, vice president, product management, Adobe Creative Cloud. “The Ideacodes team will help us realize our goal of making Creative Cloud indispensable for creatives worldwide.”
About Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that provides users with access to download and install Adobe creative desktop applications; game developer tools and integration with the Adobe Touch tools. A major update to Adobe Creative Cloud will be available June 17. Packed with new features, this update to Creative Cloud reimagines the creative process through a stunning set of “CC” desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. Creative files can be stored, synced and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android; and Behance, the world’s leading online creative community, is now integrated with Creative Cloud, so customers can showcase work, get feedback on projects and gain global exposure. With Creative Cloud publishing finished work has never been easier, with enhanced services that build and power websites, mobile apps, tablet publications, online portfolios, and content for virtually any medium and device.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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