San Jose, California
"I have been a teacher, and I have been an Olympian — being a teacher is both more honorable and more difficult."
Kevin McMahon is a working designer and editor who teaches graphic design, 3D modeling, and video production to high school students. His greatest satisfaction comes from empowering them with the means to create professional-level work. So McMahon provides his students with professional multimedia authoring challenges — everything from logos and T-shirts to 3D animations, documentary films, and original shorts.
McMahon has been hooked on the creative possibilities of digital media since the earliest days of the personal computer and has extended his artistic passion into a teaching career that began in 1996. McMahon has developed digital media courses at Bellarmine College Prep as well as at Stanford University's Digital Media Academy and at various workshops for Adobe.
McMahon's clients include BCP Visual and Performing Arts, Educating for Justice, Georgetown University, HealthyShoulders.com, Parallax Devices, USA Track and Field, and Trader Joe's. He holds a bachelor's degree in studio art and a master's degree in humanities from Georgetown University.
In addition to his digital media and teaching pursuits, McMahon competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games as a hammer thrower. Proud accomplishments. But he is equally proud to be an Adobe Education Leader.