Innovation Foundry hosted Adobe workshops upstairs in ACU’s Brown Library to aid students and faculty with Adobe programs and teach them the basic mechanisms that will help them in the future.
Innovation Foundry hosted a workshop on Oct. 8 with an Adobe Portfolio tutorial where students and faculty could come and learn not only what Adobe Portfolio is, but also how to use it to their benefit. Adobe Portfolio is used to showcase people’s work such as graphic or photography projects.
Amos Gutierrez, Adobe ambassador of the Innovation Foundry and learning technology specialist, said that this was a perfect opportunity for students to learn what Portfolio is but the advertising of these workshops is a struggle. He said he did encourage students and faculty to come and get help from the workshop.
“I wanted people to see that Adobe Portfolio is available to students for free to showcase their work, because I don’t think people really know that,” Gutierrez said. “Portfolio is one of those Adobe programs that is not as well-known as Photoshop or Premiere, yet it is a powerful tool to help others be organized.”
Gutierrez is coming up on one year working at the university. He is continuing to work on his Master’s degree in christian ministry at the university as well.
Gutierrez said there will be more workshops like this one to help students and lunch will be provided at the workshops. The next workshop will be Oct. 29 and they will be teaching how to use InDesign. The last workshop to end the series will teach Adobe Photoshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m on Nov. 12.
Gutierrez said he wants to encourage students to take this opportunity because creative-type jobs always want to see projects and work that has been done. Adobe Portfolio is the perfect tool at the hands of students to show companies they can be organized and know how to use these programs.
These workshops have been recorded and can be accessed on Innovation Foundry’s blog page. To attend one of the upcoming workshops, submit an RSVP on the blog.