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About Us

Enriching minds, empowering futures. Empower Your Creative Journey with BrainBuffet! Dive into a world where digital creativity and expert guidance meet, enhancing your skills and opening doors to recognized certifications in Adobe and Microsoft.

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About us

Over 90% of all students who take our courses pass their ACA exams! We believe that learning should be FUN and our courses are designed with educators AND students in mind. Students learn the software by completing real-world design projects while building their own portfolios.


Our story

BrainBuffet started as the classroom website for Rob Schwartz, a high school teacher, back in 1998. Originally it was simply a collection of webpages built on Netscape Composer and set as an active desktop on classroom PCs for students to access the resources for projects. Things finally got online and worthy of visiting around 2001 when Rob tweaked the site to win the Broward County CyberTeacher of the Year award.

Soon after, Rob began working on Macromedia products and became a Macromedia Education Leader (MEL). When Adobe purchased Macromedia, the MELs became AELs (Adobe Education Leaders) and Rob began to focus specifically on design and creative software.

When the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification was started, Rob was the Top Certifying Academic Center in 2009 and 2010, and was the Top Certifying Center in 2010 & 2011. Adobe recognized this and presented Rob with the Impact Award that same year. Rob started creating content for Dade and Broward counties to help their programs achieve similar successes, which eventually became ACATestprep.com.

In 2016 Rob reluctantly left his lab to support other classrooms full-time with Brainbuffet. We soon became the best selling and most successful certification curriculum for the ACA, and partnering with Adobe to support Statewide Rollouts of Creative Cloud like the Create Idaho project.

Meet the instructors
Our instructors are hand-picked by curriculum experts who work alongside the BrainBuffet team.
Jessica Campbell
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Jenn Stubblefield
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Greg King
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Rob Schwartz
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Joseph Labrecque
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Mark Shufflebottom
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Kevin McMahon
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Sam Pan
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Tommy Demos
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Ron Trucks
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Terri Blackwell
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Danielle Roccisano
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Joe Dockery
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Jonathan Gordan
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William Price
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Sunil Bhatla
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Noah LeFevre
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Charles Gilbert
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Trusted by the forefront of creative education
Our partnerships with renowned organizations demonstrate our commitment to delivering high-quality and innovative educational experiences.

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Behind-the-Scenes Team
Meet the dedicated professionals who power our mission. Each team member brings unique skills and passion, ensuring that we deliver the best possible learning experience!
David Freund
Director of Operations
Rob Schwartz
Curriculum Consultant
Taty Rafagnin
Product Manager
Sam Pan
Director of Curriculum
Steven Lykins
Senior Web Developer
Luis Blanco
Sales & Business Development
Malu Aragao
Lead Editor & Project Manager
Natalia Conti
Professional Development
Katie Smith
Executive Assistant
Monica Perez
Customer Success Manager
Adri Masson
Content and QA Coordinator
Wayne Tsai
Animator
Pedro Ribeiro
Content and QA Specialist
Sabrina Marchiori
Graphic Designer
Mickey Mercado
Video Editor
Daniel Serrano
Animator
Eric Luchini
Video Editor
Jordana Leijoto
UX Designer