John Nelson

Senior Research Software Developer


John comes to Adobe Research after spending 22+ years on the After Effects team in Seattle. Over the years, he’s played critical leadership roles and managed numerous tech transfers. His greatest strength is around everything that’s needed to get technology into production code, including interfacing with stakeholders on the product team, developing intuitive and seamless user interfaces, and iterating with end users to polish features and make them shine.

For fun, John loves everything outdoors, including climbing mountains, rafting rivers, sea kayaking, mountain biking… you get the idea. He’s the founder of a non-profit that focuses on getting youth to develop grit through challenging outdoor experiences: