2014 Fun Reviewing Awards Submissions
Today I got to spend a few hours reviewing student submissions for our 2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. In addition to hanging out with some really talented judges, the real treat was seeing some of the absolutely amazing creative submissions. We'll announce winners at MAX in October, but until then I consider myself truly fortunate to have had the chance to review student work that could rival anything created by professionals and studios. Wow!
2014 Illustrating Instruction: Tad Carpenter Creative
We've published hundreds of articles and tutorials to help users get the most out of their Creative Cloud subscriptions, and we've also invested in imagery as compelling as the instruction itself. Over on the Creative Cloud Blog we've posted an interview with Tad Carpenter, a Kansas City, MO, based illustrator and designer who created stunning illustrations for our content.
2014 Apply For A ConnectED Donation
Adobe has committed over $300 million in software and professional development services to the White House's ConnectED initiative. As part of this $2 billion+ effort from the private sector, Adobe will deliver creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States - all with the goal of helping youth express their creativity and build their skills for future success.
2014 Upcoming Adobe Education Events
Educators, visit the Education Exchange for a list of upcoming Live Events focused on teaching creativity in the classroom. This month you'll find sessions on Edge Animate, Flash Pro, Premiere Pro, and After Effects, Muse, and Voice.
2014 Learn Typography With Typekit Practice
The Typekit team has announced Typekit Practice, "a place where novices and experts alike can hone their typographic skills". The site is hosting the first two tutorials now (along with links and references), and more are on the way.
2014 Students, Animake This
Adobe and Campus MovieFest have joined forces to find the best Animation, Special Effects, Character Illustration, and Musical Composition students out there. Last week Adobe announced Animake This, a contest for college students across the globe, giving them a chance to win over $20,000 in cash and prizes, including a $5,000 cash grant, a trip to Hollywood for an ultimate week-long animation experience with FOX Animation Domination High-Def, and exposure through Adobe, FOX, and Campus MovieFest channels.
2013 Recommendation: RadioShack LED Cube
I'm always on the lookout for fun and engaging electronics projects for kids. A few days ago I dropped by RadioShack (I needed an IR sensor for an Arduino project) and noticed a red box labeled RadioShack 3D LED Cube Hobby Kit. As it was priced at under $15 I had to give it a try.
If you are not familiar with LED cubes, do a quick YouTube search.
2013 LevelUp Gets Leveled Up