Adobe Max 2016 My experience in the adobe world

This past October I was offered a complimentary pass to the Adobe Max Convention in San Diego...

I had always wanted to participate in the Adobe Max Convention and I heard wonderful things about it. It all started when I took part in the Phoenix Creative Jam with Adobe. I met a wonderful Adobe employee who offered me a complimentary ticket which I was more than happy to accept. Honestly, it was like a dream come true. The ticket accidentally fell into my hands and I knew it was meant to be. Two weeks later I found out that my friends from ASU were planning on going as well, so I joined their group and we drove 5 hours to San Diego.

On the way to Adobe!

Day 1

Waking up in the early morning was quite difficult however we were more than hyped to go to the events. We did not know what to expect because this was out first time. Our professors talked about it all the time and we just wanted to see if a Donuts Wall was real or if we would get a lot of free goodies.

Day One Flash Back

After a full day of running around from session to session, we were more than just tired. We were exhausted but excited for more to come. Our first day was successful, I learned a lot about Photoshop and getting out of a creative rut. It was really refreshing to be inspired again by other artists and designers. I have not felt like this since two years ago when I went to the Phoenix Design Week, Method + Madness conference. I was incredibly happy to be surrounded by talented and motivated people.

Amazing Designer Skateboards

Day 2

I got some rest and woke up feeling ready and excited for the next day. We were excited to see all of the cool people who were going to be there. We actually got there later than expected so I grabbed a breakfast bowl and ran over to my photo manipulations class. It was a great morning class because it was fast paced and I learned a lot of Photoshop shortcuts that really made me go "WHOA!"

Morning Session with Famous Artists

As the world is evolving into tech, you can’t fight it. You have to embrace it use it. It has to be symbiotic.

Zac Posen was the first speaker during this day, he is known for his beautiful fashion designs. I absolutely love his work and I follow him on Instagram. When I saw him come on stage he looked like he was genuinely happy with himself and what he has accomplished. It was a dream come true to see a fashion genius in person.

Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit

Quentin Tarantino was talking about his work and where his passion came from. It was interesting to see him in person, he was very sure of himself and was willing to support new styles and edgy movies. He also did mention that after two movies he would retire. In all he will have ten movies.

During the day and in between events.


Adobe was kind enough to share their brand new technology that they are currently working on. From my understanding it was just coded and was still not implemented into the software. I had quite a few favorites however the #VoCo was my favorite. I couldn't believe they could replicate the voice soo flawlessly. We were just oohing the whole time because most of the new additions were mind blowing! I can't wait to try them out. :)


Adobe Bash

The Adobe Bash was a huge party. The Mowglis were playing and as always they were amazing live. There was a dessert conveyor belt which had amazing treats and we also had some really great Greek food. I was able to meet many new individuals who had some great stories.

Adobe Bash Events

Day 3

We started out the day later than usual. We took a Lyft and went to the Werewolf restaurant for some kick ass breakfast. I had the crazy skull Bloody Mary and the Pork Belly Benedict. It was extremely delicious and a very good way to start out the last day of Adobe Sessions. I would absolutely go there again to try the Homer Pancakes. After that we walked over to the San Diego convention center for our classes.

These classes were extremely helpful and fun, I went to an Experiential Design class and it was based off of Etsy. The workflow process was mind blowing and extremely clever. I will be very excited to dive into more information about it. We ended Adobe Max on a good note and went to the beach for some Dole Whip and tasty Pizza.

Day 4

The Donut Bar Downtown San Diego!

We were lucky enough to check out of our hotel in the morning and then run around San Diego Downtown for a few hours. It was a lot of fun and we got to try out the famous Donut Bar where we stuffed our faces with donuts and tried some really weird ones like a Butterbeer Donut (Pictures below!) We walked around the Gas Lamp District and found some cute little stores.

Beach Time

After visiting Downtown we drove over to the Pacific Beach where we screamed out ratings for awesome surfers (they usually got 10/10 because we knew we couldn't do any better!) We also had the chance to dip our fins in the water and grab some amazing food at the Firehouse. Honestly though, those little corn dogs were amazing.

After the beach we gathered all of our stuff and drove back to Arizona!

Thank you for following our adventure! See us again at Adobe Max next year in Vegas!

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