As CTO, Kevin Lynch shapes Adobe's long-term technology vision and drives innovation across the company. He oversees the company's advanced technology labs and experience design team, leveraging their talent and expertise to identify and pursue new research and technology initiatives.
Lynch joined Adobe through the company's 2005 acquisition of Macromedia, Inc., where he served as chief software architect and president of product development. While at Macromedia, led the creation of Macromedia® Dreamweaver®, a leading web development product.
Before joining Macromedia in 1996, Lynch worked for General Magic, where he pioneered a navigational user interface for handheld communicators. Previously, he designed the user interface and developed the first Macintosh release of FrameMaker® software for Frame Technology, later acquired by Adobe. While at the University of Illinois, Lynch developed early Macintosh applications, including a desktop publishing program that introduced user interface elements in common use today. Lynch studied interactive computer graphics at the University of Illinois, working with artists and engineers in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory.