Meet the alumni.

Learn about the projects they worked on during their time as residents and see what they’re creating now.

Juan José Egúsquiza

Juan José Egúsquiza

2019 Resident
New York, New York

Juan José’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.


ADOBE CREATE MAGAZINE

Reality-Defying Photo Composites Master the Impossible

Juan José Egúsquiza is based in Brooklyn, New York, but he spends much of his time as a man of the world. From Paris to San Francisco to Barcelona to Lucerne and beyond, the Lima, Peru-born multimedia artist and Adobe Creative Resident makes his way across the globe with his camera in hand. While exploring, he captures ordinary moments with a click and these images become the basis for what he calls “Impossible Stories”: brain-bending composites that challenge the way we relate to and interpret our surroundings.

Reality-Defying Photo Composites Master the Impossible
Takuma Nakata

Takuma Nakata

2019 Resident
Kyoto, Japan

Takuma is spending his residency developing self-made hardware and software systems to achieve new visual experiences. By collaborating with artists from different fields, he hopes to achieve his creative goal of applying digital aspects to physical spaces and to light up the world with visuals that people have never before experienced.


THE NEW INDIA EXPRESS

On-the-go: Bengaluru’s crowd is the subject for this Japanese designer

Inspired by the crowd in the subway, Takuma Nakata rightfully named his installation as Walk, at DesignUp, a festival that explores the integration of technology and design, which ended on Saturday. In the city for the festival, Nakata came up with this installation in collaboration with Patricia Reiners, a user interface designer whom he met during the Adobe Creative Resident programme.

On-the-go: Bengaluru’s crowd is the subject for this Japanese designer
Aiko Fukuda

Aiko Fukuda

2019 Resident
Tokyo, Japan

During her residency year, Aiko is creating a pop-up book that brings together analogue 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.


WIRED JAPAN

IT Giant Adobe Releases New App and the Whole Truth of Adobe Fresco

Aiko Fukuda, an artist who is expanding her career worldwide, will be a representative for the creators of Photoshop and Illustrator. She says new Adobe Fresco is full of new possibilities, even for creative pros. “It’s appealing that you can make combinations that are impossible, like oil paintings and watercolour paintings. Because the app’s Live brush lets you combine multiple layers, it’s possible to express things in a mixed way.”

IT Giant Adobe Releases New App and the Whole Truth of Adobe Fresco
Nadine Kolodziey

Nadine Kolodziey

2018 Resident
Berlin, Germany

Nadine is a visual artist and illustrator based in Frankfurt and Berlin. She works at the intersection of digital and analogue with the goal of creating visual experiences rather than images. During her residency, she combined materials such as plastic and pixels to create work that was hand-cut, melted or transformed into walkable augmented reality environments and she invited the community to participate and engage with her artwork. She’s interested in new challenges, deep-diving in AR and doing big-scale installations as well as projects in Japan in the future.


SCHRIN MAGAZINE

Studio Visit: Magical Illustrations in 3D and AR

Her place is just as colourful as the world of images that she creates here. There is a shelf, the legs of which are modelled on coloured pencils. Pink Crocs stand under the desk.

Nadine article
Craig Winslow

Craig Winslow

2016 Resident
Portland, Oregon

Craig spent his residency creating a large series of light installations around the world called Light Capsules. He worked on improving his technique and optimising his process for projection-mapping while simultaneously going deeper into the details of sign painting and typography. He says the residency challenged him to get out of his comfort zone, tackle bigger projects and explore new concepts — and he gained confidence in himself and his work.


CRAIG WINSLOW STUDIO

Trail Blazers Playoffs

The trickiest design limitation was time. This needed to set up within seconds, play for 90 seconds and then clear within seconds, properly clearing the court for tip-off. One concept quickly became a frontrunning idea: quickly deploy a cylinder to become a massive centrepiece canvas, augment it with 360º projection, then drop it.

Craig article
Kelli Anderson

Kelli Anderson

2015 Resident
Brooklyn, New York

Kelli spent her residency exploring the question, “What can paper do?” She tinkered with the material’s capacity to amplify sound, tell time and work as a camera. She even took a few everyday tech objects and stripped them down to the bare minimum, rebuilding them in paper pop-up book form. ze text of the book explains how simple structures can tap into the physical world’s invisible forces to make surprisingly sophisticated things happen.


KELLIANDERSON.COM

A Month at the Exploratorium

Adrienne Rich’s poetry is best known for its impassioned critique of oppressive systems (typically: capitalism or the patriarchy.) Her poem, Hubble Photographs: After Sappho, showcases conflicted feelings regarding scientific enlightenment vs. technology’s destructive potential. It begins as a celebration of the sheer ecstasy experienced when gazing upon a photo of another galaxy. However, there is something almost… deliberately off in her suggestion that this impossibly-distant view is superior to that of her lover’s gaze.

Kelli article
Aiko Fukuda

Aiko Fukuda

2019 Resident
Tokyo, Japan

During her residency year, Aiko is creating a pop-up book that brings together analogue 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.


WIRED JAPAN

IT Giant Adobe Releases New App and the Whole Truth of Adobe Fresco

Aiko Fukuda, an artist who is expanding her career worldwide, will be a representative for the creators of Photoshop and Illustrator. She says new Adobe Fresco is full of new possibilities, even for creative pros. “It’s appealing that you can make combinations that are impossible, like oil paintings and watercolour paintings. Because the app’s Live brush lets you combine multiple layers, it’s possible to express things in a mixed way.”

IT Giant Adobe Releases New App and the Whole Truth of Adobe Fresco
Octavia Bromell

Octavia Bromell

2019 Resident
Sherborne, UK

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 process videos, blog posts and social media updates. In the future, she’d like to turn her obsession with stationery into an illustrated journal. She also hopes to do more international editorial work and build a beautiful, honest brand that connects with people.


CREATIVE REBELS

Can Creativity Cure Depression?

In this podcast episode, Octavia Bromell shares her creative journey and discusses how she started making art and illustrations when struggling with anxiety and depression. Discover how she used creativity to stay positive and focused.

Can Creativity Cure Depression?
Anna Daviscourt

Anna Daviscourt

2018 Resident
Portland, Oregon

An illustrator from Portland, Oregon, Anna speaks to younger generations through her positive stories. As a Creative Resident, she wrote and illustrated her debut picture book, gained representation at Shannon Associates and built an award-winning portfolio full of fun and diverse subjects. She also presented at events such as Adobe MAX, Lightbox Expo and Adobe Live. She continues to explore the world of children’s publishing and share her knowledge through online education.


ADOBE MAX

Creating Your Best Work: Training Your Eyes to Edit

Anna Daviscourt shares her insights, trade secrets and processes as part of the Drawing & Digital Painting speaker sessions at Adobe MAX 2019.

Anna article
Nadine Kolodziey

Nadine Kolodziey

2018 Resident
Berlin, Germany

Nadine is a visual artist and illustrator based in Frankfurt and Berlin. She works at the intersection of digital and analogue with the goal of creating visual experiences rather than images. During her residency, she combined materials such as plastic and pixels to create work that was hand-cut, melted or transformed into walkable augmented reality environments and she invited the community to participate and engage with her artwork. She’s interested in new challenges, deep-diving in AR and doing big-scale installations as well as projects in Japan in the future.


SCHRIN MAGAZINE

Studio Visit: Magical Illustrations in 3D and AR

Her place is just as colourful as the world of images that she creates here. There is a shelf, the legs of which are modelled on coloured pencils. Pink Crocs stand under the desk.

Nadine article
Chelsea Burton

Chelsea Burton

2017 Resident
Lakewood, Ohio

A graphic designer from Erie, Pennsylvania, with passions for street art, skateboard-smithing and design, Chelsea spent her residency developing a line of longboards showcasing her artwork. She explored subjects including the public perception of female strength, individuality, sustainability, product quality and the functional and accessible application of art and she shared the stages of her process all the way through the production of her wood decks.


ADOBE CREATE MAGAZINE

On Deck: The Art of Making Skateboards

Skateboarding didn’t come naturally to Chelsea Burton. “I always wanted to do it but totally sucked,” the graphic designer says of early days trying to find her balance. Learning to snowboard in high school helped and when she discovered longboards not long after, she fell in love with the way they mimicked the movement of gliding down frozen mountains.

Chelsea article
Rosa Kammermeier

Rosa Kammermeier

2017 Resident
Munich, Germany

A graphic designer and lettering artist from Munich, Germany, Rosa used her residency to create a project called Walk of Happiness. She lettered messages of positivity on retail windows to create a city-wide treasure hunt. Her messages caught consumers’ attention and made them stop, smile and think while discovering new aspects and areas of their city. She challenged herself to improve her own skills while thinking and driving impact on a bigger scale.


GOOGLE

2019 International Women’s Day Google Doodle

Rosa Kammermeier’s graphic is one of 13 that can be seen around the world. According to Google, they revolve around the topic “Women who empower women.”

Rosa article
Syd Weiler

Syd Weiler

2016 Resident
Columbus, Ohio

Syd used her residency to build a creative community around her work where others could learn, share and work with her. She explored the digital sticker store trend and created the now-Facebook-infamous Trash Doves. She also took the time to figure out what kind of work she wanted to be making and says she came away equipped to achieve her goals, maintain a productive career doing what she loves and contribute positivity and knowledge to the online creative community.


MEDIUM

Love, Trash Doves.

In early 2017, the flailing purple bird named ‘Trash Dived’ briefly and violently overtook the Internet in a case of extreme social media meme virality. Trash Doves are my creation and this nearly ruined my life.

Syd article
Becky Simpson

Becky Simpson

2015 Resident
Nashville, Tennessee

Becky used her residency to build and launch her online store, Chipper Things, a lifestyle and paper brand that celebrates play and delights in the ordinary. She began the year with her #100DaysOfGettingStarted project, in which she illustrated something new every day for three months. Much of that art can be found in Chipper Things and in dozens of shops across the US and Canada. She also finished her second book, The Flatmate Book, an illustrated guide to flatmate life that was published by Andrews McMeel.


THE GREAT DISCONTENT

Becky Simpson Interview

When it came time to choose a career path for college, I was torn between fashion design and graphic design. Then my mum asked me, “Do you like designing the clothes or drawing the clothes?” Game over. From that point on, I pursued graphic design and never looked back.

Syd article
Amelie Satzger

Amelie Satzger

2019 Resident
Munich, Germany

For her project, Seeing Music, Amelie is working with musicians to visualise 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 theatres, musicians and actors to visualise their ideas in photos.


ADOBE CREATE MAGAZINE

Seeing Music with Amelie Satzger

For German photographer Amelie Satzger, music has always intertwined with the creative impulse. As a youth, she performed in a band with a good friend. When that partnership split, her imagination found refuge behind the lens of a camera.

Seeing Music with Amelie Satzger
Juan José Egúsquiza

Juan José Egúsquiza

2019 Resident
New York, New York

Juan José’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.


ADOBE CREATE MAGAZINE

Reality-Defying Photo Composites Master the Impossible

Juan José Egúsquiza is based in Brooklyn, New York, but he spends much of his time as a man of the world. From Paris to San Francisco to Barcelona to Lucerne and beyond, the Lima, Peru-born multimedia artist and Adobe Creative Resident makes his way across the globe with his camera in hand. While exploring, he captures ordinary moments with a click and these images become the basis for what he calls “Impossible Stories”: brain-bending composites that challenge the way we relate to and interpret our surroundings.

Reality-Defying Photo Composites Master the Impossible
Tyler Babin

Tyler Babin

2019 Resident
Manhattan, New York

Passionate about storytelling, Tyler is creating a video series that shares his experiences as an emerging artist with 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.


SPOTIFY

Tuesday Morning Coffee podcast

Tyler Babin presents conversations with creatives, influencers and entrepreneurs about the intersection of life and creativity.

Tuesday Morning Coffee podcast
Cyn Lagos

Cyn Lagos

2019 Resident
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.


FRESH OR PHRESH

Que Bola podcast episode 33: Cyn Lagos

Being a creative in Miami is tough. We sat down with one of the dopest creatives in the city, Cyn Lagos. Her studies led her to become a professional photographer and graphic designer. She was recently selected by Adobe to be a creative resident for visual language. We discussed what it takes to make it in a place with a small creative community that constantly undercuts each other.

Que Bola podcast episode 33: Cyn Lagos
Aaron Bernstein

Aaron Bernstein

2018 Resident
New York City, New York

Passionate about reflecting facets of contemporary culture through photography-driven projects, New York City -based photographer Aaron Bernstein spent his residency exploring the intersection of food, art and style under the digital guise of Hungry Boy. He’s now maintaining Hungry Boy as a creative plug socket while collaborating with like-minded brands and continuing to focus on food as an effective tool to navigate art and design.


6SQST

The Urban Lens: ‘Manhattan Meltdown’ photo series aims to preserve and celebrate food of NYC

Photographer Aaron Bernstein was overwhelmed when he first moved to New York City for his career in fashion. One way to adjust to his new home was through different food experiences.

Aaron article
Temi Coker

Temi Coker

2018 Resident
Dallas, Texas

Multi-disciplinary artist Temi Coker was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and now resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Afritina Coker. His mix of vibrant colours and textures come from his upbringing in Nigeria as well as his love for the African Diaspora. His style focuses on evoking emotion through colour, patterns and storytelling. Merging both photography and design has allowed him to find a new way of expression with endless possibilities.


SKILLSHARE

Digital Poster Design: Combining Images & Type for Powerful Visuals

The prompt is inspired by Temi’s own “Poster-a-Day” project, where he created nearly two dozen posters to celebrate beauty and individuals he admired, uniquely bringing together photography, imagery and words in striking designs.

Temi article
Laura Zalenga

Laura Zalenga

2018 Resident
Berlin, Germany

Laura is a conceptual portrait photographer from Germany who’s based in Rotterdam. She spent her residency year exploring a different genre of photography. For her documentary project “Beauty of Age,” she interviewed and took portraits of 35 elderly people. Her goal was to show that there is so much more to age than what society sees, including beauty, life wisdom and first-hand knowledge of our history. Laura’s residency motivated her to give more talks and workshops and she plans to create more documentary series as well as conceptual work that includes socially important issues and social taboo topics.


FUBIZ MEDIA

Outstanding Portraits and Self-Portraits with Laura Zalenga

Between delicate fiction, dramatic surrealism and visual poetry, German-based artist Laura Zalenga’s photographs dissect human emotions with boldness. It’s sometimes gentle, sometimes raw or mysterious.

Laura article
Aundre Larrow

Aundre Larrow

2017 Resident
Brooklyn, New York

A photographer based in Brooklyn, New York, Aundre spent his residency working on projects that explored the daily lives, challenges and perspectives of a diverse range of people throughout the US His main project, Stories from Here, was a snapshot of America through the eyes of its residents. He captured photographs, made video content for the first time and shared his process — all with the goal of making longer-form storytelling about unheard voices his primary work.


TEEN VOGUE

“Recognise That This Is a Cage”: Two Formerly Incarcerated Women Recall Life on the Inside

“I’m from New York City, born and raised. From sun up to sunset and back to sun up is always something to do. Always something to get into. There’s always some kind of scam or something going on.

Syd article
Julia Nimke

Julia Nimke

2017 Resident
Berlin, Germany

A German photographer based in Berlin, Julia is passionate about nature, travelling and unique types of cultural storytelling. She spent her residency exploring and documenting places and cultures in Europe that are tied to folk tales and she tried out different photography styles, combined photos and videos into compelling stories and shared what she learnt with the community. Her goal was to inspire people to stay curious and open-minded when they experience unknown places and cultures.


YOUTUBE

Mercedez-Benz MYVAN

The perfect spot for van enthusiasts, van life and van lifestyle. Explore stories and reportages that spotlight extraordinary people and professionals.

Julia article
Sara Dietschy

Sara Dietschy

2016 Resident
Brooklyn, New York

Sara came to the residency with the goal of amplifying her work across the spectrum of social media and pursuing a bigger medium for her YouTube-based series, Creative SpacesTV. She spoke at events like Adobe MAX and SXSW and took on collaborations and partnerships that led her to become a Sony Alpha Collective member, the Director of Photography for the documentary Internet Kids and a nominee for Vlogger of the Year at the 2017 Shorty Awards.


YOUTUBE

Shell: The Great Travel Hack

Two teams battle it out to cross the USA using the lowest CO2 emissions possible in the ultimate efficiency challenge. Hosted by Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and monitored by Mission Control a team of Shell engineers and student scientists watching behind the scenes — this isn’t a race about travelling faster, it’s about travelling cleaner.

Sara article
Isabel Lea

Isabel Lea

2018 Resident
London, UK

Co-founder of the creative studio ATYPICAL, Isabel works at the intersection of typography, design and art direction. For her residency project, she explored using typography and design to visualise language in more playful and experimental ways. She brought language to life through type-led product collections, interactive installations, typefaces and photography essays that celebrated aspects of culture that felt untranslatable. She continues to work with clients, create commissions and do talks and essays on these themes.


ADOBE CREATE MAGAZINE

Bringing Language to Life

If you haven’t spent much time on that particular corner, you may not be familiar with the variable font format. It can reduce web font file sizes and give you loads of typographic variations.

Isabel article
Jessica Bellamy

Jessica Bellamy

2017 Resident
Louisville, Kentucky

A designer from Louisville, Kentucky, Jessica uses data and personal narratives to create compelling visual stories that break down complex information for policy change. With a goal of driving social change, she partners with nonprofits and community groups to co-create infographics around social initiatives. She spent her residency working on new approaches to her creative process and design execution and she taught the creative community how to equitably work with affected communities and nonprofits.


COMMARTS

Data Storytelling

I’ve been an avid reader of research studies, news publications and social literature for most of my adult life, so I’m no stranger to dry, long reports and articles.

Jessica article
Rosa Kammermeier

Rosa Kammermeier

2017 Resident
Munich, Germany

A graphic designer and lettering artist from Munich, Germany, Rosa used her residency to create a project called Walk of Happiness. She lettered messages of positivity on retail windows to create a city-wide treasure hunt. Her messages caught consumers’ attention and made them stop, smile and think while discovering new aspects and areas of their city. She challenged herself to improve her own skills while thinking and driving impact on a bigger scale.


GOOGLE

2019 International Women’s Day Google Doodle

Rosa Kammermeier’s graphic is one of 13 that can be seen around the world. According to Google, they revolve around the topic “Women who empower women.”

Rosa article
Christine Herrin

Christine Herrin

2016 Resident
Berkeley, California

Christine spent her residency thinking of ways to use graphic design to encourage people to document their lives in creative and meaningful ways. She launched her first product, the Everyday Explorers Travel Journal kit and used it to test ideas and share her vision. She learnt how to balance new ideas with the financial and practical limitations of building and growing a creative business. From that first journal, Christine built Everyday Explorers into a successful brand of paper products that inspire documentation and creativity.


EVERYDAY EXPLORERS

Everyday Explorers

We believe in endless exploration, constant curiosity and taking the time to pause and document the details of our daily life.

Christine article
Julie Sanduski

Julie Sanduski

2019 Resident
Seattle, Washington

Working at the intersection of food, sustainability and UI/UX, Julie is exploring how human-centred design solutions can inspire a circular food system. She’s conducting research and engaging with thought leaders to create a design series focused on preventing, re-purposing and redirecting food waste. Along the way, she’s sharing her design process with the community and inspiring others to re-design the world around us. Post-residency, she wants to work as an experience designer and leverage emerging technologies to build a better tomorrow.


MEDIUM

So you want to change the world?

When I first got started in user experience design, I was a sophomore in college navigating the treacherous water of being an undeclared liberal arts student. In the midst of classes, homework and staying as far away from the library as possible, I spent a lot of time lamenting over a few (very minor) problems: Why is it so difficult to find off-campus housing? Why does it take forever to find a good meeting spot between a group of friends?

So you want to change the world?
Patricia Reiners

Patricia Reiners

2019 Resident
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.


MEDIUM

The future of cooking — why it is beyond the screen

Throughout my Creative Residency at Adobe I focus on taking a peek at the future of cooking and what it could be by thinking beyond the screen. I have identified 7 key UX learnings that I believe will play a huge role in shaping an inclusive and innovative future of cooking.

The future of cooking — why it is beyond the screen
Andrea Hock

Andrea Hock

2018 Resident
Saint Louis, Missouri

An U/AN UI/UX designer from St. Louis, Missouri, Andrea spent her residency designing apps that focused on automation and showed how Internet-connected objects can improve the human experience. She also shared her design process and best practices on her YouTube channel, in workshops and in digital resources to excite others about experience design and its role in our society and culture. She now works as an independent UI/UX Designer with a mix of small startups and large corporate clients.


ADOBE CREATE MAGAZINE

Andrea Hock Shares Her App-Design Process

UX/UI designer and Adobe Creative Resident Andrea Hock talks us through the steps she took to create a tongue-scanning meal-automation app — from the initial idea and the refining of that idea, through research and making visual choices and then on to wireframes and creating the final prototype.

Andrea article
Natalie Lew

Natalie Lew

2017 Resident
Brooklyn, New York

An interaction designer based in Brooklyn, New York, Natalie is passionate about the intersections of design and philosophy. As a resident, she created digital solutions in the spaces of professional networking, charitable giving (with DonorsChoose.org), public resource access and educational news (with Newsela.com). She also created a notebook detailing her creative process to help make UX design more accessible to the creative community. She plans to work in interaction design for civic and urban planning in the future.


ADOBE BLOG

Passion, Timelines and Curiosity: Design Insights

“Rather than tackle a single topic over the course of this year, I’m planning to approach a series of projects, testing out different research methodologies throughout,” she says.

Natalie article