About Me

I worked for Adobe Systems Inc. as a Business Development Manager from 1992 to 2001 supporting clients in the Southwestern US and participating in trade show demonstrations, product announcements, user group presentations and customer education. 

Since my Adobe career, I have maintained my Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certifications and am an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) providing consulting and training on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat – with over 28 years of experience.  

My Star Trail at Chapman’s Baobab image won an award in Africa Geographic’s Photographer
of the Year competition in 2017

I also do freelance image retouching as well as graphic design and production work. 

When I’m not teaching Adobe software, I travel and enjoy wildlife & landscape photography and have had my images published in magazines and shown in curated exhibits and galleries. I also love making fun artwork featuring my cats.

You can check out my travel photography on Flickr, at the Annenberg Space for Photography, and on Instagram.

Also, see my design projects on my Behance page.

I also co-authored a fun mixology book: Puss ‘n Booze!

It is a feline inspired cocktail book featuring over 200 recipes for everyone’s taste! If you love cats and drinks, this book is for you!

All proceeds are donated to FixNation – a nonprofit organization that offers free spaying and neutering for feral cats, low cost services for tame cats and they assist with adoptions of rescued cats and kittens. 

Order your copy today!


Beverly Houwing. Adobe Certified Instructor – Squid Gallery