About the Authors
Christopher Smith is the president of American Graphics Institute (AGI). He provides business strategy and technology-related consulting services to creative, marketing, and publishing organizations. Educated as a journalist, he works extensively with marketing and corporate communications departments, advertising agencies, along with magazine and newspaper clients who are migrating to InDesign and InCopy. Christopher regularly speaks at events and conferences around the world, and has delivered InDesign seminars, lectures, and classes in Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. He helped develop the Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor exams for InDesign and was hired by Adobe to help promote InDesign prior to the launch of the first version of the product, and has been working with the software ever since. He is also the co-author of the Adobe Creative Suite for Dummies, also published by Wiley.
Outside of AGI, he has served as an elected member of the school board in his hometown in suburban Boston, Massachusetts and has served as a board member for a private K–8 Montessori school. Prior to founding AGI, Christopher worked for Quark, Inc.
Chad Chelius is an instructor with AGI Training. His formal education is in publishing technology, but it is his trial-by-fire production experience working with the Mac OS and many creative software programs that makes him such a valuable contributor to every project on which he works. He has served ...