Vanessa Knudson

Senior Administrative Assistant

Creative Intelligence Lab, Seattle

Vanessa is the Senior Administrative Assistant supporting the Seattle CIL team. A lover of all things design and extremely tech savvy, Vanessa prides herself on the ability to learn almost anything and will take on any task outside her wheelhouse to contribute to her team. Her super-powers are in problem solving, operations, onboarding and strategizing new internal processes. Known as a culture guru, she can often be found spreading her bubbly personality around anywhere she can. One of her goals is to help find ways to promote CIL within the Adobe community and share the ground-breaking work we’re doing. A real combination of left brain and right brain, Vanessa pursued an early college career in photography and graphic design at Cornish College of the Arts, and eventually tackled an accounting degree at Seattle Central College to fulfill her random desire to understand profit and loss statements. That combination led her to spend the last 15 years helping build forward-thinking design firms from the ground up. Her favorite color is blue, she visits Tulum, MX as much as possible and she will talk about music and design for hours if you don’t stop her.