Adobe to host Technology Showcase, Creative Jam on February 28-March 1

Ryan Real, Director, CCIT Communications
January 29, 2019

Adobe will visit Clemson University to give a series of free tech demonstrations and workshops on Thursday, February 28 before hosting a student Adobe Creative Jam on Friday, March 1.

The events, part of Clemson CollabFest, will be held in the Watt Family Innovation Center and Cooper Library.

Paul Trani and Terry White will present

Paul Trani and Terry White will present how to create like a pro with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Rush and XD.

On Thursday, February 28, Adobe experts Terry White and Paul Trani will offer tech demonstrations and workshops showing how to use the latest in Adobe technology. Learn how to enhance your photos with Lightroom and Photoshop, edit your videos using the user-friendly Adobe Premiere Rush and mock up a website or app with Adobe XD! Miss a talk in the morning? Catch it that afternoon! To cap the day, founder of the SwissMiss design blog and studio Tina Roth Eisenberg will give a keynote presentation at 5 p.m.

On Friday, March 1, a one-hour design showcase will highlight the work of three creative leaders. At the same time, teams of student designers will be competing in the Creative Jam tournament, a three-hour design showdown. The event will feature a keynote by world-renowned Adobe video evangelist Paul Trani at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 28 | Adobe Technology Showcase

Expert Talks | Watt Center Auditorium

Time Title
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9-9:45 a.m. Terry White Lightroom/Photoshop presentation (mobile and desktop)
10-10:45 a.m. Adobe Premiere Rush presentation(mobile and desktop)
11-11:45 a.m. Paul Trani XD presentation (desktop)
1-1:45 p.m. Adobe Premiere Rush presentation (mobile and desktop)
2-2:45 p.m. Paul Trani XD presentation (desktop)
3-3:45 p.m. Terry White Lightroom/Photoshop presentation (mobile and desktop)
5-6:30 p.m. Tina Roth Eisenberg keynote presentation

Hands-on Workshops | Cooper Library | Feb. 28

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Bring your own device as Terry White shows you how to enhance your pictures to like a pro with the Adobe Lightroom mobile app.With easy-to-use photo editing tools like sliders and filters, Lightroom CC makes it simple to create photos that look just the way you want. Learn how to make your photos look their best, along with Adobe’s face detection and keyword technology to organize and share your work.


Friday, March 1 | Adobe Creative Jam

Adobe Creative Jam logo

Clemson students and employees will get a chance to show off their creativity and learn from top industry talent when the Adobe Creative Jam comes to the Watt Family Innovation Center on Friday, March 1.

The event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with portfolio reviews and creative stations like laser cutting, virtual reality, giant coloring books and more in the Watt Atrium. Meanwhile, teams of hand-picked student designers in the Adobe Digital Studio in Cooper Library will square off in Graphic Design, Motion Design or UX/UI Design showdowns from themes announced just hours earlier.

Adobe evangelist Paul Trani will give a keynote address at 3 p.m. in the Watt Auditorium in a presentation you won’t want to miss!

Competitors will share their work at 4 p.m. with judging and awards to follow.

No experience is required to compete, though participants are encouraged to attend Adobe Technology Showcase events the day before. To apply for the showdown (the deadline is 5 p.m on Friday, February 15) and for more info, visit the Clemson Creative Jam site.

Schedule of Events | Watt Center Atrium (except for competitor design)

Time Title
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Creative Jam competitors in Cooper Library’s Adobe Digital Studio work to design their projects
12:30-3 p.m. Creative Jam festival events including free laser cutting activity in the Watt Makerspace, experience virtual reality painting and gaming
1-1:30 p.m. Presentation and Q&A with local industrial designer Thomas Parel of TechTronics Designs
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Presentation and Q&A with Pamela Wood Browne, Director of Women Who Code – Greenville, SC
1:30-2:30 p.m. Portfolio Reviews – stop by to have your creative work reviewed by an expert
3:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation – Paul Trani, Adobe principal design evangelist
4:15-5 p.m. Creative Jam competitors present their work and judges vote for the winner

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