i-Educate Conference Queensland


i-Educate was a conference run by Education Queensland at the Brisbane Convention Center last week.


I had the pleasure of running two workshops with QLD Adobe Campus Leaders Nalin Naidoo & MJ Raatz.

The first workshop was focused on improving teacher’s skills with Adobe Photoshop. For most of the teachers, it was their first experience with this software so it was a delight to be able to provide them with a range of Photoshop image manipulation & compress techniques that are commonly used in classrooms around the world.

During the lunch break, I enjoyed catching up with a range of educators from Queensland including Leigh Howser (Adobe Education Leader from Cairns) and Liam Garvey from Queensland Catholic Education Commission.


It was also lovely to catch up with Cheryl White, formally from XCERIO.


Following the lunch break, my next workshop was filled to capacity with enthusiastic educators keen to learn about the Adobe Spark products. I was actually quite surprised how many of them had never heard of Adobe Spark before. It was a great pleasure to introduce them to this amazing digital creativity platform.

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Creative Design at QUT


Last week, I was invited to visit a wonderful display of creative work from students at Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Creative Industries – School of Design.



This exhibition featured the creation of book covers and posters involving about 250 students and 60 projects. Each inspired by real books and made with a combination of Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator and in some cases Adobe InDesign.

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I was very pleased to be able to offer a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud license as a prize to a student for exceptional work. The luck student hasn’t been announced yet, but I have been told it will be a student involved in the following project featuring the creative use of Adobe Illustrator and a laser cutter …


Special thank you to Manuela Taboada and her team at the QUT School of Design, Faculty of Creative Industries for the great work they are doing to inspire and educate our future designers.