The Company Profile of Adobe and It’s Humble Beginnings

November 28, 2019 803 views

A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of Adobe

In 1982 John Warnock and Charles Geschke founded one of the most influential graphics companies in history, Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobe is a company that develops software used by many professional graphic designers.

The company didn’t start off developing desktop graphic software but a computer language called PostScript that would be used for accurate computer-generated pages without being specific to any computer or printer. In other words, it was a language that would standardize computer documents and printing.

Apple purchased 15% of Adobe stock in the early days of the company and became the first to license the Postscript language. After a number of years, Apple announced it would sell its stocks and look into developing its own technology which is now True Type fonts which are widely used in the industry.

Speaking of standardization another product widely used around the world is the PDF File. The year was 1991 when co-founder Dr. John Warnock launched an undertaking called, The Camelot Project which would later produce the PDF which is used to display graphics, fonts, diagrams, tables, etc., that would look and print the same on any device that could open a PDF document. With over 1 billion devices that Adobe Acrobat Reader is used on is proof of the success of this product.

In 1987, Adobe Illustrator was born and this was a PostScript-based drawing program that would soon become the standard for professional desktop publishing. It was well-received by professional artists and designers.

Photoshop which would become the companies most popular program and soon 90% of the world’s creative professionals would use it. Photoshop is what made me a long time customer of Adobe and it has come a long way from the first version.

There is a lot of history and current information about Adobe. Have a look at the sections included in this post that offer the resources that give you the complete story.



Adobe Inc. – Wikipedia

Adobe Inc. | History, Products, & Facts | Britannica

Adobe Corporation History — Silicon Valley Historical Association

History of Adobe Systems Inc. – FundingUniverse

Adobe Creative Suite: The history | Computerworld


John Warnock – Wikipedia

Charles Geschke – Wikipedia

John Warnock | Computer History Museum

Charles Geschke | Computer History Museum


Adobe Executive Profiles

ADBE | Adobe Inc. Company Profile & Executives – WSJ

Mission Statement

Adobe Mission, Vision & Values | Comparably

Adobe Mission Statement 2019 | Adobe Mission & Vision Analysis

Divisions and Subsidiaries

List of acquisitions by Adobe – Wikipedia

Ownership and Investors

ADBE – Adobe Inc Shareholders – CNNMoney.com

Adobe Inc. Common Stock (ADBE) Institutional Holdings | Nasdaq


30 Interesting Adobe Facts and Statistics (2019) | By the Numbers

The Average Adobe Expert will know 5/10 of these facts. Are you up to par? – VTRAC Consulting Corporation

Adobe Reports and Financial Statements

ADBE – Adobe Inc Financial Results – CNNMoney.com

Business Strategies

How Adobe Is Winning On Wall Street

Adobe pushes digital marketing strategy in China – Business – Chinadaily.com.cn

Reborn in the cloud | McKinsey


Adobe Competitors, Revenue and Employees – Owler Company Profile

Adobe Creative Suite Competitors Review & Comparison | CMS Connected

Adobe competitors

Adobe competitors pounce after subscription backlash – CNET

Does Adobe have Competition? Not Really – Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE) | Seeking Alpha

Marketing Strategies

Adobe: How To Dominate The Subscription Economy

Enhancing Marketing Strategies Through Automation | Adobe Blog

Marketing Mix of Adobe – Adobe Marketing mix

Adobe Marketing Mix (4Ps) Strategy | MBA Skool-Study.Learn.Share.

Adobe Marketing Cloud Strategy, Development, and Management | Perficient Digital Agency

Products & Services

Adobe products: desktop, web, and mobile applications | Adobe

List of Adobe software – Wikipedia

Adobe Creative Cloud – Wikipedia

Employee Relations

Why choose Adobe? | Adobe Careers

Adobe – Great Place To Work United States

Working at Adobe: 94 Reviews about Pay & Benefits | Indeed.com

Companies with amazing employee benefits – Business Insider

How Adobe Puts the Employee At The Center Of Their Global Well-Being Program

Company Culture

Insights into Adobe’s Award Winning Company Culture

Adobe and The Art of A Great Corporate Culture

How Adobe Instils a Creative Company Culture

How Adobe’s Company Culture Drives Continuous Success


Adobe Reviews | Read Customer Service Reviews of www.adobe.com

Adobe Reputation | Comparably

Adobe Reviews – 108 Reviews of Adobe.com | Sitejabber

Company Complaints

Adobe Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

Suit Claims Adobe Does Not Refund/Cancel Minors’ Creative Cloud Purchases

Adobe Plans to Settle Breach Lawsuit – BankInfoSecurity

Top 1,111 Reviews about Adobe

Adobe warning of legal problems if subscribers keep using old versions of Creative Cloud apps

Dolby sues Adobe for dodging license fees • The Register


Adobe apologises for global Creative Cloud failure – BBC News

Inside The Success of Adobe

Adobe: How To Dominate The Subscription Economy

Blog | Product Habits

Adobe: How To Dominate The Subscription Economy

Out of the box, into the cloud: Adobe’s transformation success story – dPrism

Adobe’s Record Revenue Proves Successful Business Transformation Is Possible – TechCrunch

Articles and Stories of Interest

Adobe Systems Inc. – The New York Times


Adobe Newsroom

How much a $1,000 investment in Adobe 10 years ago would be worth


Books From Amazon Related To Adobe

Google Book Search Related To Adobe

The Latest About Adobe

Google Searches

Latest Search Results Related To Adobe

Latest Scholar Search Results Related To Adobe

Latest Image Search Results Related to Adobe


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