Edgardo García. MSEng, Electronic Engineer (Buenos Aires University), heavily interested in:
- programming in any flavor;
- digital image processing;
- graphic technology, specially digital color encoding and process.
I was passionate about electronics when young (I designed and built my first digital alarm clock completely on my own using TTL technolgy when I was 15, and a digital frequencimeter when I was 17), but being hard to innovate in a barely industrialized country, and my growing interest in the first home computers (Timex Sinclair 1000, Commodore 64, guess my age) rose in me another passion: programming.
This way, about the middle of my college studies, electronics stopped being my hobby to became my profession; void was filled by learning the art of programming computers, to the point to make a software project my degree thesis: a Prolog interpreter (what is that?) written in C for DOS. Anyway, for quite some time I didn’t consider myself an orthodox programmer; I used it as any engineer would, as a tool useful to solve certain problems.
Nevertheless, entering editorial business about 1994 allowed me to meet a completely ignored world: graphics, and a kind a computer I never saw before: Macintosh. I was astonished by Photoshop processing power ever since, and invested a lot of time in my third passion: digital processes applied to graphics.
As a consequence, my professional profile ended up shaped by these various sources of interest.
Currently I’m working as an IT Director at Editorial Atlántida, attending several magazines graphics requirements (many of our products operate in a self publishing manner, i.e. they produce pages at industry-standard specifications, along with color proofs, completely in-house), as well as supporting finance & accounting systems, company web sites and digital projects. Particularly, I am designer and project leader of Nimbus, the main digital asset and production managing system used inside the company.
I am a regularly invited lecturer at Color Management Forum, a two-day event held by this very Fundation every other year, where several specialists expose their fundamentals, experiences and news about digital color management.
Last (but not least), I am a private consultant and trainer about color, color management, graphic applications, Apple technology and digital workflows, and my clients are usually photo studios, editorial companies and print shops.
Take a look at my profile in LinkedIn