Fostering creativity. Empowering artists.
The Adobe Creative Residency supports the creative community and honors individuals whose work elevates the role of visual content in our culture. The program gives talented creative individuals the opportunity to explore their passion and process by focusing on a personal creative project for one full year. Adobe is proud to introduce the 2016 residents — creative leaders who are eager to share their artistry with others.
Filmmaker and online personality Sara Dietschy, of New York, creates inspiring video content for her self-titled YouTube channel, which now has over 100,000 subscribers. Sara’s passion for the creative community inspired her to create travel vlogs, tutorials, and ongoing video series including “Creative Spaces TV” and “That Creative Life” both of which aim to explain the “where” and “how” behind creative life. Sara is currently working on taking her video series to the next level by amplifying her work across social media, refining her online persona, and pursuing new mediums for sharing her work.
San Francisco, California
Graphic designer and hand letterer Christine Herrin, of San Francisco, California, is obsessed with stories, paper, and print. Travel and her passion for documenting her experiences have always been a central theme in her work as a designer, especially in the line of products she’s been creating for the past few years. Christine is currently working on a design-rich travel journal meant to inspire people to document their lives in creative, meaningful ways, while her Instagram challenges entice others to use images, words, and illustration to chronicle life’s most interesting moments.
Appropriately dubbed an “illustr-animator,” Syd Weiler of Sarasota, Florida finds inspiration in everyday life and the seemingly mundane. She works completely digitally, preferring her Microsoft Surface Pro over a blank sheet of paper. While Syd learned most of what she knows in college and through her experience as a designer for forthcoming indie video game Jenny LeClue, she’s steadily grown a passionate online community that’s enthused about her continued work on “Before & After,” a series of digital illustrations depicting places in two different states of being side by side in order to explore the concept of time.
With a background in multimedia and 3D design, Craig Winslow of Portland, Oregon spent the past few years building his own studio and creating interactive work for clients. His Kickstarter project, Projecting West, inspired his latest idea of recreating ghost signs across the U.S. using “Light Capsules” and historical references. The goal of the project is to draw attention to the lettering artists of the past and create various ways for people to interact with these pieces of history, in person and online. Craig’s work has been featured in The Creators Project, Core77, Gizmodo, and more.
Their dedication and enthusiasm to try new things paved the way for future residents.
Kelli is an artist and designer who believes that design can subvert our expectations about how the world works. During her Residency, Kelli created a series of paper pop-up projects, including a book that doubles as a camera, which can be found in stores today.
How the Residency works.
Adobe Creative Residents receive access to the best creative tools, resources for use throughout the year, support from mentors in a variety of creative fields and a compensation package. In return, each resident shares a window into their world and useful insights along the way. For more info, view the program’s FAQ.
Interested in being a Creative Resident?
The next application window for the Creative Residency will open in early 2017. We’ll be looking for artists and designers working in the mediums of photography, graphic design, typography, illustration or video. Visit the Creative Cloud blog next year for more details.
Follow the 2016 residents and explore their work throughout the year by visiting
Adobe Create and our Conversations blog.
Adobe Create and our Conversations blog.