Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky


Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Vice President of Design & Emerging Products

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, early-stage seed investor, and now serves as Adobe’s Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Design & Emerging Products after five years as Chief Product Officer for Creative Cloud. Scott's passion is to make the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies. He founded Behance, the leading online platform for over 50 million professionals in the creative industry to showcase and discover creative work, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. 

Scott actively advises and invests in businesses that cross the intersection of technology and design, and help empower people. He is an early advisor and investor in Pinterest, Uber, sweetgreen, Good Inside, Ramp, KoBold, as well as several others in the early stages. 

Through his work as a founder and investor, Scott has become an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people. He is the author of Implications, a widely-read industry newsletter sent monthly to tens of thousands of product leaders, investors, designers, and other leaders across the industry. He also authored the international bestselling books Making Ideas Happen (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, Apr, 2010), and The Messy Middle (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, Oct, 2018). Scott serves on the boards of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the entrepreneurship program at Cornell University.