Russell Viers is a Transition Expert in the publishing world. Since 1997 he has helped newspapers and magazines adapt to changes in the industry. From film to pixels, paste-up to pagination, print to electronic media, Russell is always on the leading edge of the technology, empowering his customers to reap the benefits of transition, instead of incurring the expense of falling behind.
As a publishing industry analyst, Russell understands and interprets current trends, and relays this knowledge worldwide as a speaker, through his blog and in magazines.
Russell is an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. He is a highly sought-after technical speaker/trainer worldwide, due to his extensive knowledge and entertaining style. His methods for modern PDF creation, editing and output have streamlined production for many in the industry. He helps publishers automate workflows, save time and cut overhead. In 2010, Russell created Atomic News Tools; software that allows small publishers to take content from InDesign to the web in seconds.