Scott Belsky is the current chief product officer and executive vice president, Creative Cloud at Adobe.
He has worked with a number of major brands, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and has worn many hats throughout his diverse career.
Scott’s work at Adobe involves product management, overseeing strategy, engineering, and design for a range of products and services. The list of successes includes Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Spark, XD, and other household-name Adobe releases.
Scott also founded Behance in 2006 — the leading social platform for creatives to showcase their portfolio, with more than 25 million members globally. Behance was acquired by Adobe in 2012, after which Scott helped Adobe to reboot its mobile products and services for Creative Cloud. He continued to lead Behance until 2016.
You can also add investor to Scott’s long list of titles. Belsky is recognized as an early investor and advisor for such well-known brands as Uber, Pinterest, Airtable, and Periscope. He has a passion for technology and initiatives that help to empower creative individuals.
Last, but not least, Scott is a published author — with two bestselling books to his name. Making Ideas Happen was released in 2010, and The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture followed in 2018.
In addition to his two books, Scott Belsky has written a number of eye-opening pieces online, in which he shares his views on creativity, tech, and product management. His advice for "making things happen" encourages individuals and teams to embrace their creativity with passion and conviction.
In his post "Why Testing Is a Cop Out, Neural Filters, & Gems from Coaches", Scott suggests that "resorting to ‘testing' in the early phases of design and product development is a cop out for not having conviction. Testing is not a strategy. Testing is just a way to validate or invalidate a strategy."