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Jay Fenton at MacroMind 1985

Fenton at MacroMind in 1985.

Jamie Faye Fenton (born Jay Fenton) is one of the co-founders of MacroMind,[1] the predecessor of Macromedia, which was acquired by Adobe Systems in December 2005.[2] Fenton was part of the original team behind MacroMind VideoWorks, which evolved into Macromedia Director.[3]


Before the Bubble Burst Jamie Fenton, Game Designer, 1982

Fenton gained early acclaim in 1981 as the creator of Gorf.[4][5] The MacroMind company was named after one of the characters in Gorf.[6] She was drawn to computer technology while in school because its highly predictable nature appealed to her and provided a haven from being bullied by other students. Jamie transitioned from male to female around 1998 and has been active in the transgender community.[4]


  1. Marc Canter's Work and Careers by Chris Jacques, Intro. to Multimedia. Archived 2006-04-23.
  2. Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.
  3. An Unofficial Brief History of Director by Luke Wigley, Lingo Workshop. 2017-01-27.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Secrets of Ms. Gorf by Annalee Newitz, Metro Silicon Valley. 2001.
  5. Gorf Classic, Classic Videogame Hardware Genius Guide. 2011.
  6. The Birth of MacroMind by Marc Canter, p.63. Festival Ars Electronica. 2003-08.

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