Fostering creativity. Empowering artists.
The Adobe Creative Residency empowers talented individuals to spend a year of intense focus on launching their artistic careers. Adobe provides the necessary resources and support to give these artists the space, platform, and time to create. These up-and-coming creative leaders are eager to share their work with others as they model what it takes to turn a creative passion into a profession.
A UX/VX designer from St. Louis, Missouri, Andrea uses vector graphics and photography to create impactful interfaces. During her residency, she’s focusing on automation and how Internet-connected objects can improve the human experience. Her project involves conducting research and creating a series of designs related to the Internet of Things, while addressing issues like security and data privacy. As she shares her process and design practices, she aims to excite others about experience design and its larger role in our society and culture. In the future, she’d like to collaborate with brands that impact peoples' lives in meaningful ways.
New York City-based photographer Aaron Bernstein is spending his residency exploring the intersection of food, art, and style through the digital guise of Hungry Boy. He’s working to establish a strong online presence to mirror the traditional role food plays in bringing people together in a modern way. Aaron is also hosting a dining series that will explore the overlap between creative communities through audio and video-based content. Post-residency, he intends to freelance as a photographer and art director for like-minded brands, continuing to use food as an effective tool to navigate art and design.
An illustrator from Portland, Oregon, Anna is using her residency to blend her love of whimsical design and storytelling to create her own children's book — Scaredy Cat. The story explores the relationship between two dynamic siblings as they learn that fear of the unknown should never hold them back. Challenging herself to grow as both an author and an artist, she’s sharing each step of her journey as she writes, illustrates, and pursues publication of her book. She aspires to launch her freelance illustration career and is excited to have a positive impact on the world by speaking to future generations.
Laura is portrait-photographer from southern Germany who’s always searching for interesting faces, magical places, and special light situations. Her photographs are characterized by a clear visual language and the power of showing raw, honest emotions. For her residency year, she’s using photographs and textual storytelling and she’s working with video for the first time to focus on old age and its unique beauty. She wants to show that age is something we all face but still mostly oversee, and that we’re missing opportunities to learn from knowledge gained over decades. Her goals for the year are to show more diversity in her work, create a long-term series, and find an agency to represent her as a freelance photo-artist.
Co-founder of the creative studio ATYPICAL, Isabel works at the intersection of typography, design, and art direction to visualize language, culture, and identity. For her residency project, she’s exploring how typography-led design can respond to a place, its language, and its cultural identity. She’s developing experimental typefaces and designs that visualize specific ideas, words, and characteristics that sometimes feel untranslatable or unexplainable. Underpinned by social research, her work aims to celebrate language and identity in an unconventional way. During her residency year, she’s building on her typography skills and continuing to work with brands interested in cultural design.
Based in Frankfurt and Berlin, Nadine is a visual artist and illustrator who combines materials such as plastic and pixels to create work that’s hand-cut, melted, or sometimes transformed into walkable environments. Her work is dedicated to the field of visual research, and her residency project, The undrawn drawing, is an expedition of illustrative research. It involves touring through Germany and inviting the community to explore the digital and analog possibilities of illustration and to push the boundaries of what we know as drawing.
A graphic designer and photographer based in Dallas, Texas, Temi is exploring the endless possibilities of merging design and photography to create pleasing and thought-provoking visuals for industries including fashion, music, and sports. He’s using his residency to explore different techniques in his artwork, document his process, and make an online hub where creatives can learn how to create amazing artwork and grow in their craft. He’s developing his design skills and challenging himself to learn how to make visual art using mobile devices. His ultimate career goal is to work as a creative director for multiple brands.
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, residents proactively pursue their own personal creative projects and share their processes, tips, tricks, and learnings with the community along the way.
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