Dr. John Warnock, co-founder of the renowned software company Adobe, passed away at the age of 82 on Saturday. His death was confirmed by an official announcement from Adobe. While the exact cause of his passing remains undisclosed, his legacy has significantly influenced the technology landscape. Survived by his wife, Marva Warnock, a prominent graphic designer, and their three children.
In collaboration with the late Dr. Charles Geschke, Dr. Warnock established Adobe in 1982, with Marva contributing to the original logo design. Two years later, Adobe introduced its first software, Adobe PostScript, a pivotal achievement in desktop publishing.
Serving as CEO for much of his tenure until 2000, Dr. Warnock, alongside Geschke, co-chaired the board until 2017, steering the company’s strategic direction. He continued as a respected member of the board of directors.
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen informed employees of Warnock’s passing, acknowledging his profound impact on communication through words, images, and videos.
Adobe is renowned for products like Photoshop, Premier Pro, Acrobat, and After Effects, spanning various sectors from business to design, photography, and video editing. Under Warnock’s leadership, Adobe pioneered industry-standard software that shaped multiple creative domains.