The Creative U event showcasing the Adobe Suite Products took place Nov. 7. Students had the opportunity to be hands-on with the Adobe software.
Creative U was put on by staff members from the Brown Library, the new Innovation Foundry, the Maker Lab and the Creative Studio. Adobe representatives were also present to help out.
Students had the opportunity to learn how to create a logo using Adobe Illustrator in ACU’s Learning Studio. They also had the opportunity to print a logo that was already created in Illustrator on a T-shirt using the printer in the Maker Lab.
Dr. Marisa Beard, director of education technology, said the event came to fruition because they wanted to change up Adobe Day.
“Well, three years ago ACU became an all in Adobe School,” Beard said. “All our faculty, staff and students have access to the Adobe Suite. So, for the last two years we did something called Adobe Day and this year we wanted to focus more on the creativity side. So, we are still sharing the knowledge of Adobe but also focusing on being creative.”
Jason Katsoff, a customer success manager representative for Adobe, said he works with colleges in the southwest region of the United States.
“So, I only not help ACU, but a handful of other high-rated institutions throughout the central Southwest region of the United States to be aware of they have the tools to equip people with resources to get them successful in the tools,” Katsoff said. “And then to celebrate and showcase the success that they have.”
There was a Creative U T-shirt logo design contest in which the winner got an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil for winning.
The winner was Daniel Tapia, a senior graphic design major from Los Angeles, California. He said he plans to use his new iPad Pro for graphic design work.
“I’m a graphic design major so with the iPad Pro with the pencil allows for easier access to hand drawn things.” Tapia said. “In parts of industry right now, hand drawn, hand crafted, handmade things are kind of growing in popularity because people want to feel like they are buying is genuine, and so I feel like I can add that through the iPad Pro and that accessibility will make it easier.”