Advocates

Michael Gough

VP Experience Design at Adobe

Originality is overrated. Difference isn't a goal. Better is.

Michael is a Design leader, maker and advocate for the next creative generation. He’s VP of experience Design at Adobe and leads Adobe’s internal Design practice (Adobe XD), a group of 100+ architects, academics, sculptors, DJs, writers, designers and engineers with expertise ranging from interaction and visual Design to research, information architecture and programming. With the Adobe XD team Michael is pushing new technologies to help transform creative processes for a new generation, and is also responsible for the quality of experience in Adobe’s powerful suite of creative tools. Prior to joining Adobe, Michael was chief creative officer at Macromedia and served as VP of brand Design at Nike.