Joel Brandt is a human-computer interaction researcher at Adobe. Through a mix of empirical work and systems building, he studies how to build tools that support creative work. Recently, much of his research has focused on how to provide better tool support to software developers. The tools resulting from his research are used by millions of Adobe’s customers. Examples include the Blueprint code search engine, the live development, autocomplete, and extensibility features of Brackets, and the Generator extensibility layer for Photoshop. Joel completed his Ph.D. in the HCI Group at Stanford University in 2010, advised by Scott Klemmer. He completed his B.S. and M.S. at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005.