Fostering creativity. Empowering artists.
The Adobe Creative Residency empowers talented individuals to spend a year focusing on a personal creative project, while sharing their experience and process with the creative community. Adobe is proud to introduce the 2016 residents — creative leaders who are eager to share their creativity 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 and resources, along with guidance from advisors and a compensation package. In return, each resident proactively pursues a personal creative project, while sharing their process, insights and inspiration with the community along the way. For more info, view the program’s FAQ.
Considering being a Creative Resident in 2017?
We will start accepting applications in January and the residency year will take off in May. You can begin preparing your application today by mapping out your project proposal. In your proposal, we want to hear about your goals for the year, the tools you'll use, your creative process, and how you’ll share your work during the residency. We want to see your work too. Start gathering and creating sample imagery demonstrating what your project will look like.
If you’d like to be among the first to get notified when the 2017 applications open, signup here.
Follow the 2016 residents and learn about their creative process by reading their articles on Adobe Create and the Adobe Conversations blog.