Adobe, Clemson map future of partnership on campus

Ryan Real, Public Information Coordinator
July 27, 2016

The partnership between Adobe and Clemson University took another step forward last week when representatives from Adobe met with faculty, CCIT and athletics staff on campus to collaborate on future of creative technology on campus.

“The adoption and use of Adobe tools at Clemson along with the Adobe Digital Studio creativity space has been remarkable,” said Keith Spencer,

Senior Customer Success Manager for Adobe Education. “The interest in becoming digital fluent by both faculty and students is paying huge dividends as together we prepare students for the digital economy and their futures.”

Adobe Solutions Consultant Ryan Dietz speaks with Clemson faculty and staff about how best to put Adobe products in the hands of the Clemson community.

Adobe Solutions Consultant Ryan Dietz speaks with Clemson faculty and staff about how best to put Adobe products in the hands of the Clemson community.

“The partnership between Clemson University and Adobe continues to drive innovation and transformation in higher education,” said Account Manager Suzanne Jennings. “Clemson continues to lead the charge in digital fluency and is preparing their students for exciting and rewarding careers.”

The visit kicked off on Wednesday as CCIT and Adobe met to discuss the best way to put Adobe products in the hands of faculty, staff, and students. 2016-17 will mark the third year of Clemson providing full access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications. After that, athletics staff joined the group to explore the future of Adobe Anywhere on campus, a platform that allows collaborators to work on video projects together from around the world. Clemson athletics has been using the platform since the spring to produce a bevy of video content.

More than a dozen Adobe and Clemson representatives attended meetings over the course of two days.

More than a dozen Adobe and Clemson representatives attended meetings over the course of two days.

“Adobe Anywhere has been a valuable addition to our workflow,” said Associate Director of Creative Media Jeff Kallin. “In the word of digital video, high-pressure situations where every second counts, Anywhere has enabled us to reduce the number of steps from shot to publishing, resulting in valuable returns. Additionally, it has allowed us to collaborate on projects that would otherwise require us additional costs to require on-site presence. We’re excited about what Anywhere can do, and eager to continue to use the tool to supercharge our content workflow.”

Planning for the Adobe Digital Studio followed before lunch. The Studio on the fifth floor of Cooper Library opened in October 2015, inspiring students to unleash their creativity complete with a green screen video production studio, audio recording booth, collaborative work spaces and computers loaded with Adobe software. The digital studio also staffs employees to provide assistance with using the software.

The afternoon saw a discussion about training and certifications on campus, a topic that stretched into Thursday’s meetings between Adobe and CCIT’s Center of Excellence. The CCIT training staff, who offers free Adobe training classes to the Clemson community as part of a wide range of software training, offered input as to how to increase adoption and ease of use across campus.

Adobe will be back on campus on Monday, August 15 for the annual Welcome Back Festival.

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