Would you like to spiff up your professional brand?! Now more than ever, it is crucial to stand out and what better way to do it - than creating your very own portfolio. Below you will find a curated series of challenges using Adobe Creative Cloud. This will serve as a guiding light to ensure you unlock a whole new world of marketing yourself and launching your career.
The 5 Step Challenge includes:
STEP 1 : CREATE A PROFESSIONAL PROFILE PICTURE
STEP 2: TAKE YOUR RESUME FROM CLASSIC TO CREATIVE
STEP 3: CREATE PERSONALIZED BUSINESS CARDS
STEP 4: MAKE YOUR FIRST VLOG!
STEP 5 : TIE IT ALL TOGETHER WITH A KILLER ADOBE PORTFOLIO
Stickers are one of the easiest ways to share your brand or personal brand to others. They are becoming more popular than business cards and they are easier to make your own!
There are so many different purposes for stickers that teaching for just one would be limiting your creativity, so we are teaching the basic tools and principles to get you going and allow you to create your own unique sticker using Adobe Illustrator.
Learn More from DREAAM Studio group @ University of Charleston, the creators of the Virtual Workshop, below!
Adobe Coloring Book
Color along with us as we serve up new illustrations that you can print or finish with your favorite Adobe apps. Each week this spring, the Adobe Coloring Book will feature coloring pages created by some of our favorite artists.
The act of coloring works as a bright and beautiful stress reliever, and as kids know, it’s a lot of fun. The Adobe Coloring Book will feature new illustrations from incredible artists each week this spring—with themes like animals, outer space, and more. Whether or not you stay within the lines is up to you.
It’s only right that we start with the basics. We asked this week’s artists to be inspired by the alphabet. Keep calm and color on.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS! This is a great way to break up the day and interact with your peers while practicing social distancing. You can use outlets like YouTube Stream, Instagram Live, Google Hangouts OR use Adobe Connect (below) free for 90 days! Invite people to tune in to your workshop and ask them to fill out the online Attendance Form below.
You can teach any of the Social Media topics mentioned above OR anything else you can think of, like: Resume Building, Editing Videos, Creating Logos, Branding, Intro to Graphic Design. See the Creative Cloud below for some more fun ideas!
Here are some Ambassador Resources if you need them!
Workshop Best Practices:
1. Explain what the purpose of the workshop is and why it matters
2. Create a space where students feel safe to create, connect, and contribute
3. Know your audience - use information relevant to the people you are teaching to keep them interested and engaged
4. People learn best in 20 minute increments - so teach for 20 minutes then let them get hands on and work through what you taught for 5 to 10 minutes
5. Creating a safe environment is key - make sure students feel comfortable enough to take risks and fail sometimes
Adobe Portfolio free through May 15
If you have ever wanted to start a website, blog, or want a place to display the work you have done in school for potential employers Adobe Portfolio is a great tool to utilize. Take this time to work on those projects that you may usually put off due to busy schedules.
See live portfolio examples by our very own Adobe Student Ambassador groups below:
Created with images by Daniël Maas - "happy dog" • Kon Karampelas - "iPhone displaying the tik Tok app" • Glenn Carstens-Peters - "I really love editing. Watching a picture come together as i edit along." • Glenn Carstens-Peters - "If you feel the desire to write a book, what would it be about?"