Jim is head of our technical team. He is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) with over 30 years of experience working with graphic design and office productivity software. He has written 10 books for Adobe Press and hundreds of articles on graphic design and electronic publishing. His video training series can be found on Lynda.com and TotalTraining.com. He is a nationally known speaker and presenter who has represented Adobe Systems at industry events and seminars nationwide. At 6′ 5″, Big Jim is also a life-long cook starting with scrambled eggs at 5 years old. He has experience in all types of cooking techniques and cuisine and has smoked ribs and pulled pork for various events in northern Illinois. If there is a grill or cooktop nearby, you will probably find Big Jim behind it.