How did this happen?
Early in primary school, I discovered Photoshop 7.0 and began to learn the basics of photo editing and creativity—what would later become known as "digital literacy".
In high school, I took a course which introduced me to Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and the rest of Creative Cloud (Creative Suite).
As I continued to develop my skills and expand to other Adobe solutions, I was hooked.
Medical student's note: this does not condone the use of tobacco.
By the time I started college, I had learned to use a variety of Adobe solutions and applied my skills to every extracurricular activity I was involved with.
I used my prior knowledge in Adobe solutions to not only bring value to each organization, but also seize the opportunity to further develop my skills.
The University of Utah provides the full Adobe CC suite to all its students through an ETLA. Thanks to this, I was able to further develop my skills in a variety of ways.
A promo for Crimson Nights, a student event at the Student Union
Our restroom marketing calendar, "The Toilet Paper"
UPC Marketing Board at Crimson Nightmare, a Halloween-themed event.
Adobe sponsored a social media week with workshops, giveaways, and camels.
Yes, we brought camels to our campus for #HumpDay.
Every project I finished strengthened my extracurricular skills and opened new doors.
Adobe Education Spotlight, 2017
My experience also gave me the opportunity to serve as an Adobe Campus Representative at the University of Utah and present workshops through the Lassonde Institute.
What a perfect set of experiences to complement a degree in marketing and graphic design.
with Christa Johnson at Adobe HQ Lehi, Dec 2016
However, I did not graduate in either of these fields.