One of the most exciting times early in my professional career was leading the transition of a very large agency art department (140 professionals) into the computer age. Every single user had to be introduced to the computer, most having never worked with one before. I acted as IT manager (installing all software, fonts and utilities), software trainer (in Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop) and prepress manager (integrating digital photography and printing technologies). As one might imagine, converting that many people, some kicking and screaming, was challenging to say the least!
I was one of the early “Mac agency gurus,” and it was one of the most rewarding times in my professional career.