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About the Author

Micah Laaker is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator in New York. In addition to writing, he is focused on finding effective communications solutions across multiple media.

Micah was instrumental in the founding and operations of the research & development department at Iguana Studios, a leading New York–based creative development firm. With Iguana's resources and Adobe Systems, Inc.'s support, he coordinated the development of the first commercial SVG project: the redesign of BattleBots.com.

Supplementing this development, Micah has authored and published a series of documents detailing practical applications of Scalable Vector Graphics, guest-lectured university classes and community groups concerning online vector graphic technologies, and created SVGnow.com, which he now operates.

Micah has won numerous awards for both creative and Web development, including the 2001 Industrial Design Society of America's Industrial Design Excellence Gold Award and a 2000 London International Advertising Award. He has lectured on new media topics and has served repeatedly as a judge for the annual New York Festivals Award committee. His corporate and entertainment clients have included Disney Channel, Sprint PCS, Lockheed Martin, and Adobe Systems.

Micah can be reached online at www.laaker.com and micah@laaker.com.

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