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Brad Kozak

The founder of Captain Digital, a strategic marketing and rich media design agency in Dallas, Texas, Brad began his career as a professional musician and freelance graphic artist. He discovered computer graphic design in the early ‘80s, teaching himself the PostScript language, and subsequently used what at the time was one of the first PC-compatible PostScript printers, the Apple LaserWriter, to create what was possibly the first desktop-published magazine created on a PC. Spending six years at Micrografx as the creative director and user interface evangelist, he subsequently moved to work for Altsys (now a division of Macromedia) as the senior product manager for Virtuoso, the Windows NT/Sun Solaris/NeXTStep version of FreeHand. Leaving Altsys in 1992, Brad launched his own design agency, specializing in both traditional print and online interactive graphics. An acknowledged expert in rich media and user interface design, as well as music composition, arranging and orchestration, his cutting-edge work as a creative director and graphic designer has been recognized by such companies as Macromedia and Allegiance Telecom. His client list ranges from, The Sharper Image, Nortel, Samsung, and Hewlett-Packard to a number of Internet startups. He currently serves on the Macromedia advisory boards for Fireworks and FreeHand, and was a lecturer at FlashForward2001/San Francisco, speaking on Using Flash in Business. He created the online tutorials for Flash MX/FreeHand 10 Studio, and is currently at work on a new venture, an online interactive magazine/catalog created for Prodigy Internet, entirely in the Flash environment.