PrintUI, Inc. Founded in 2011
PrintUI was founded in 2011 and incorporated in 2012 when Mark, Harbs, and Peter were working on a joint development project to create an Adobe InDesign-based Web-to-Print solution. It turned out awesome and so they decided to make it a business. The result was an uncommon perfect combination of talents: Mark's product and business expertise; Harbs' user experience expertise with Adobe products; and Peter's architectural expertise with high performance, highly scalable, and highly secure cloud based technology. Over two hundred world-wide Cloud based deployments later PrintUI has processed over a million Web-to-Print production jobs. In late 2014, witnessing the changes over the previous few years in marketing technology and the need for a global marketing platform, PrintUI started a collaboration with the Chameleon Group of Australia to create BrandingUI.
Mark Hilton worked at Adobe for 10 years. In his most recent role, he was the Vice President of Product Management for the Creative Suite products from the initial concept of Creative Suite 1 through Creative Suite 3 (CS3) and the integration of the newly acquired Macromedia products. He created the Creative Suite product concept and lead the teams defining the product that would alter the course of Adobe's future. He and his team were responsible for the Creative Suites in total and individually such great Adobe products as InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and even Framemaker.
Gavriel Harbater (AKA Harbs)
Harbs entered the publishing industry, close to 20 years ago, from the print side. Harbs was an early adopter of InDesign; he’s owned a print shop; run his own successful software business, and is a recognized expert in the field. Harbs is very active in community support and open source software. He is a member of Adobe's "Adobe Community Professional" program a moderator on Adobe's forums and a PMC member of Apache Flex. Harbs has many years of experience in creating custom workflow solutions for large companies around the globe saving countless hours in unique ways.
Peter Mierau has 30 years of industry experience that includes 15 years at Adobe. He was Director of Engineering at Adobe and while at Adobe he designed and managed highly scalable Cloud-based solutions and data centers that handle many gigabits of bandwidth, and thousands of servers for such services as Adobe Photoshop.com, Adobe Studio, and Adobe Stockphoto.
Born and raised in central Japan, Joel has been getting products into Japan since KanjiTalk enabled localization of Macintosh software in the mid 1980s. With a passion for solving the unique challenges faced by Japanese publishers in typography, color management and workflow, he eventually took on product management roles at several Silicon Valley companies, including Adobe where he worked on the Japanese edition of Acrobat. Based in Tokyo for the past ten years, Joel manages PrintUI’s business interests and products in China, Japan and Korea.