Up to $100K Awarded in Adobe Design Circle Scholarship

Design Circle LogoHow does an extra $25,000 per undergrad year sound? Adobe is looking to award annual college scholarships to 10 students who want to enter product design or experience design-related fields, such as digital, web, UX/UI, or industrial design. Recipients will also receive mentoring opportunities and real-world experience with design leaders in the program.

The Design Circle Scholarship Initiative

In an effort to ensure young people have the opportunity to learn and express themselves creatively using technology, no matter what obstacles their economic or cultural backgrounds may have played, the Design Circle Scholarships is intended to help reach untapped youth communities and foster more diversity in the design industry. Through the Design Circle, 10 annual college scholarships of up to $25,000 per year, for up to four years or $100,000, will be awarded by Adobe to enhance the recipient’s undergraduate education and help achieve their educational and professional goals.

Of course, candidates from all backgrounds including, but not limited to, racial or ethnic minorities, females, those who identify as LGBTQ+, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Students may apply before March 12, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. PST by going to myapp.iie.org/adobedesign.

Scholarship Webinar on January 16

On January 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. CST, members of the Design Circle will be hosting a live webinar on the Design Circle Scholarship. Find out more about the scholarship and suggestions for navigating the application process. Industry design leaders will also share their personal experiences, plus answer questions live. To register, visit event.on24.com/wcc/r/2151653/A191A847A79BF3780A97A421100DA3B1.

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The Design Circle

The Design Circle is a collaboration of design leaders partnering to create positive change in business, society, innovation, culture, and design careers. Included in the circle are Tim Allen, VP of Design at Airbnb, Khoi Vinh, Senior Director of Design at Adobe, Cathy Pearl, Head of Conversation Design at Google, Fura Johannesdottir, Chief Design Officer at Publicis Sapient, Yoojin Hong, VP of Mobile UX at Samsung, and many more. Working together, they provide leadership insights, valuable content, and advocacy on industry issues relevant to designers. The Design Circle also works to improve visibility of design as a career path and to provide opportunities for youth entering the field.

Digital Literacy in Higher Education: Highlights from EduMAX

Ian Aberle with Elmo and Grover at AdobeMAX
Ian Aberle with two titans in education at AdobeMAX.

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend EduMAX, a pre-conference gathering of the Adobe Creative Campus Collaboration at Adobe MAX in Los Angeles. This year was the fifth anniversary of EduMAX. To celebrate, Adobe brought educational leaders and partners from across the globe to participate and discuss with other peer institutions how to enhance the student experience with Adobe tools. Eight schools were represented by over 20 different speakers covering social justice, becoming a Creative Campus, improving digital literacy, and even spotlighting the achievements of students. Continue reading Digital Literacy in Higher Education: Highlights from EduMAX

How to Download and Install Older Versions of Adobe Applications

Adobe Creative Cloud iconAs Adobe rolls out updates to Adobe Applications at an accelerated pace with Creative Cloud, as compared to the old Creative Suite days, there might be times when you need to use the older version of an application, compatibility with plug-ins is one example. Here is how to download the previous version of the applications in the suite. Continue reading How to Download and Install Older Versions of Adobe Applications

Adobe Creative Cloud Security Breach Affects 7 Million

Adobe Creative CloudWe’d like to make you aware of a recent report of a security breach that occurred on one of Adobe’s Creative Cloud servers.

Security researchers recently found a publicly available server that was not password protected that contained some customer information. Adobe has responded to this report by securing the server in question and providing more information as to what was exposed. The information revealed was as follows: Continue reading Adobe Creative Cloud Security Breach Affects 7 Million

Adobe Unveils Special Webinar for Graduating Students

AdobeWhen your graduation date draws near, the thought of heading out into the “real world” can be overwhelming. Have you prepared enough for the world of work? Can you back up all of the skills you listed in your resume? There’s always so much to think about! Continue reading Adobe Unveils Special Webinar for Graduating Students