The Interview Series: Intervju med Foster D. Coburn III, in Arizona. Unleashed Productions and CorelDRAW Expert.

Min intervjuserie fortsätter med Foster D. Coburn III, grundare och ägare av Unleashed Productions, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona, USA. Jag intervjuar människor jag lärt känna genom Corels forum på nätet. och som likt mig själv är betatestare av CorelDRAW och PHOTO-PAINT bla. Och några av oss har träffats i verkliga livet.

Många vet inte om det men ett av de första namn jag kom att lära mig känna igen runt 1997-1999 då jag började lära mig de grafiska programmen CorelDRAW och Photo-Paint parallellt med Photoshop, var namnet var Foster D. Coburn. Han är en av dem som jag först lärde mig programmen av. Det var ett några namn som stack ut och Fosters var ett av dem. Alltid vänlig och villg att hjälpa till på Corels officielle Nyhetsgrupper (NNTP). Du kan fortfarande hitta Foster på forumen, varav ett är det officiella Corelforumet Foster är författare av flertalet böcker i ämnet. Foster är en mycket eftertraktad instruktör, utbildare, föredragshållare och lärare inom CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Idag publicerar och säljer han sin utmärkta och mycket populära serie E-böcker på DVD-skivor, utbilnings- och träningsprogram inom CorelDRAW och Photo-Paint genom sitt Unleashed företag Productions.

2010 gjorde jag på beställning av Fosters Unleashed Productions, nya illustrationer, karaktärer som symboler för Foster D. Coburn III’s Graphics Unleashed Productions berömda “Boot Camps:”CorelDRAW Unleashed Training Boot Camp“. Se bilderna här >

Your Name:

Foster D. Coburn III

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Style & type of work you produce?

My main focus is products to aid other graphic artists. That includes training materials, additional artwork content or add-ons.

You like myself is a user of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. What was it that
made you discover, and drew you to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite?

I was first introduced to Corel Corporation by the package of add-ons they created for Ventura Publisher that included Corel Newfont and Corel Headline

What year was it?


Which Programs do you use, Corel and non-Corel programs?

The full list is too long to put them all here. I’ll focus on those I use most often.

– CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5

– Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5

– Microsoft Office 2010

– Camtasia 7

– WeBuilder 2011

– Bibble 5

(Bibble Pro: 2011 köpte Corel Bibble Labs, och programmet kommer från och med 2012 gå under namnet Corel Aftershot Pro. Adobe Lightroom och Apple Aperture är jämförbara program)

Do you use any analogue tools in conjunction with your work?

I take a lot of notes with a pen.

Which year was it you started your business, your work?


What, more importantly, made you begin working with the work you do today? After all you could have made a career as a hairdresser or something in that line instead, like any other human being.

I think it is a career that chose me rather than me choosing a career.

What is that you like with your work?

I like that I do different things all the time. The most satisfying moments come when I know that I’ve given a user the knowledge they need to further their career.

In an interview in the Digital Artist Magazine, who interviewed me 2 years back, I was asked what I would like to see in future versions of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Is there anything you would like to see?

My list is long and varied and I make sure that the folks at Corel are well aware of those features. What I don’t want to see is CorelDRAW trying to do everything. For example, it is not a layout program. For that Corel should revive Ventura. It is not a program for designing Web sites.

Do you drink coffee or tea in the morning?


What do you think is important to think about running your own business or in your line of work, to think about. Is it discipline or and something else?

When you are self-employed, your income is dependent on the work you put into the business.

For someone just starting out, what do you think they should think about?

Training! I see too many users buy an expensive piece of hardware for output and CorelDRAW to create artwork for output. They don’t budget any time or money on actually learning how to use CorelDRAW. This leads to wasted materials and wasted time.

Is there any big change in how and what you worked with when you first started out. Have the business changed in any way?

The Internet would be the biggest change as it gives us a better platform for reaching users all over the world.

Thank you Foster, it was a pleasure to interview you.

Stefan Lindblad, January 2012
Copyright Foster D. Coburn III & Stefan Lindblad

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