A repos­i­tory of thoughts about Dig­i­tal Asset Man­age­ment, Work­flow and related nuggets of infor­ma­tion by Andrew Man­none. (Yeah, that’s me).

Head Shot of Andrew MannoneCur­rently a free agent on the job mar­ket, Andrew pre­vi­ously was the Man­ager of Work­flow and Dig­i­tal Asset Man­age­ment at America’s Test Kitchen. He has spent the last eight years as lead work­flow designer for the in-house pro­duc­tion depart­ment, over­haul­ing every aspect of the imag­ing process. The result was a dynamic set of work­flows that inte­grate Pho­to­shop script­ing and a Cumu­lus Enter­prise DAM back­end. The sys­tems Andrew devel­oped sup­port America’s Test Kitchen’s com­plex imag­ing require­ments for the more than 40 mag­a­zine and book titles pub­lished yearly, includ­ing the company’s five web prop­er­ties.
A guid­ing phi­los­o­phy in his work is that “Work­flow” and “DAM” are inter­con­nected. When you can have assets move into a DAM work­flow as close to the cre­ation point as pos­si­ble, you enhance the cre­ative process by let­ting the users involved focus on what mat­ters most—the cre­ative process—not “where” and “how” are resources stored, located or retrieved.
When not tin­ker­ing with a script or new work­flow, Andrew can be found on the Cumu­lus User Forum where he’s one of the top con­trib­u­tors, help­ing users all over the web.


  • Over 10 years expe­ri­ence in Pro­duc­tion (Premedia/Prepress)
  • Metadata-centric Pub­lish­ing Work­flow Devel­op­ment through Dig­i­tal Asset Man­age­ment (DAM)
  • Instal­la­tion and Admin­is­tra­tion of Canto Cumu­lus Enter­prise DAM
  • Desk­top appli­ca­tion automa­tion with Apple­Script, Xcode and Apple­Script Stu­dio, Adobe’s ExtendScript
  • Act as liai­son between busi­ness units such as Design/Creative, Edi­to­r­ial, IT, Development
  • Color cor­rec­tion in Adobe Photoshop
  • Ton­ing RAW/DNG images in Adobe Cam­era Raw

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