Adobe Creative Residency

 

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. Meet Adobe's 2019 residents — up-and-coming creative leaders who are eager to share their work and ideas with others.
Julie Sanduski
 

Julie Sanduski

UX/UI designer
Seattle, Washington
Working at the intersection of food, sustainability, and UI/UX, Julie will explore how human-centered design solutions can inspire a circular food system. During her residency, she will conduct research and engage with thought leaders to create a design series focused on preventing, repurposing, and redirecting food waste. Along the way, she's excited to share her design process with the community to inspire others to redesign the world around us. Post-residency, she wants to work as an Experience Designer leveraging emerging technologies to build a better tomorrow.

Patricia Reiners
 

Patricia Reiners

UX/UI designer
Berlin, Germany
Patricia is exploring the city of the future and how new technologies like AI, voice control, and augmented reality will change our interfaces and design decisions. She’s focusing on the areas of new work, living, and mobility, and she’s sharing every step of her design process to get people excited about the possibilities of UX design. Post-residency, she’d like to work with companies that share her passions for problem-solving and using new technologies to benefit society.
 
Takuma Nakata
 

Takuma Nakata

Interaction & Experiential Designer
Kyoto, Japan
Takuma is spending his residency developing interactive and experiential installations. He’s showcasing the possibilities of using Adobe tools to develop new experiences, and he’s improving his work by collaborating with artists in different fields. Along the way, he’s sharing his ideas and design processes with the creative community. He’d like his work to enhance people’s imaginations so that, one day, he can take part in developing world-changing experiences.

Octavia Bromell
 

Octavia Bromell

Illustrator
Sherborne, U.K.
Octavia is spending her year creating illustrations related to the theme of The Joyful Everyday — the idea that happiness can be found in the minutiae of daily life. She’s sharing her progress via studio vlogs, blog posts, and social media updates. In the future, she’d like to turn her obsession with stationery into an original line of illustrated greeting cards. She also hopes to do more international editorial work and build a beautiful, honest brand that connects with people.
 
Aiko Fukuda
 

Aiko Fukuda

Illustrator
Tokyo, Japan
During her residency year, Aiko is creating a pop-up book that brings together analog and digital illustrations with augmented reality (AR). She’s also offering design workshops and online tutorials to engage with the creative community. Ultimately, she hopes to publish her magical book, and she’d also like to work with luxury brands and innovative companies that align with her aesthetic approach.

 

Tyler Babin
 

Tyler Babin

Videographer
New York, New York
Passionate about storytelling, Tyler is creating a video series that shares his experiences as an emerging artist alongside the experiences of established artists who are navigating their influence. He’s posting to Instagram and YouTube each day to bring the community into his creative process. In the future, he hopes to keep telling stories that help people feel less intimidated at the prospect of following their dreams.
  
Amelie Satzger
 

Amelie Satzger

Photographer
Munich, Germany
For her project, Seeing Music, Amelie is working with musicians to visualize their lyrics in the form of surreal artistic scenes. As she builds backgrounds and props, poses the musicians, and creates her artwork, she’s sharing her creative process from start to finish on social media. Her future plans include finding representation for her art and photography, creative-directing music videos and short films, and being hired by theaters, musicians, and actors to visualize their ideas in photos.
Cyn Lagos
 

Cyn Lagos

Graphic designer, photographer, & videographer
Miami, Florida
Cyn is working to help aspiring artists understand the mindset and practice of visual storytelling. She’s creating a visual methodology that will cultivate one-on-one learning experiences and empower artists in the realms of photography, graphic design, and videography. She hopes to create an educational movement within social media to enrich the content we absorb, and she’d like to create an academic resource as well. Longer-term, she’d like to focus on philanthropic efforts to create stories that illuminate the culture of the streets.
Juan Jose Egusquiza
 

Juan Jose Egusquiza

Photographer & designer
New York, New York
Juan Jose’s Impossible Stories project is a series of images from daily life that are manipulated to create a fictional reality. His residency is enabling him to share his creative process, get feedback from the community, and expand his storytelling tools and techniques. In a few years, he’d like to be a creative director whose focus is on making ideas visually tangible.

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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 while sharing their processes, insights, and inspirations with the community along the way.

For more info, view the program FAQ.