Highlights from each speaker: Part 2 – Mark Ronson
While we weren’t able to be one of the over 12,000 attendees at Adobe MAX this year, we fortunately live in the digital age and were able to watch it streaming live, and revisit the talks and announcements as they became available online and to everyone.
Thursday’s keynote was particularly inspiring. While Wednesday focused a lot on software and program updates (also important), the speakers highlighted at the Thursday General Session demonstrated diverse creative backgrounds and mindsets about the work they do showing that success is achieved and lived in different ways.
Those speakers included “a potter, a photographer, a musician, and a filmmaker,” as Ann Lewnes, Adobe Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, remarked, before we found out these those more general relatable terms represented more well-known people including Jonathan Adler, Annie Griffiths, Mark Ronson, and Jon Favreau.
Mark Ronson moved to New York with his family from England at eight years old. While attending New York University (NYU), he began DJ-ing in New York nightclubs wherever he could. Since then, he’s released four albums, and worked with an eclectic amount of artists including Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, and many more as a musician, DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Although he has his own projects, he doesn’t have a particular “stamp” he puts on other works. “It’s whatever’s really appropriate for that artist and that song.”
When talking about what success means to him, and how it has changed, he reflects back to the beginning when he played a sold out show at a small venue thinking that was the best it could be. Now, he’s careful not to “keep chasing this thing,” and to just keep creating and feeling and looking for inspiration.
We loved hearing what these creatives shared. See all these talks and more at https://max.adobe.com/sessions/max-online/#20425