Val, design evangelist at Adobe, is a web animation expert and author with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation. Val speaks at conferences and workshops around the world to connect Adobe directly to the UX design community.

Prior to joining Adobe, Val spent years as an independent UI animation consultant helping companies embrace UI animation as part of their design system and processes. She is the author of Designing Interface Animation, published by Rosenfeld Media, teaches CSS animation on and curates the weekly UI Animation Newsletter. As long-time supporter of the web community, Val also co-founded the Web Design Day conference and is a leader of Pittsburgh’s Girl Develop It Chapter.