Creative Jam at Swinburne


On Tuesday 17th September 2019, Swinburne University in Melbourne hosted an Adobe Creative Jam on with a number of their Design students and others interestedĀ  in developing their skills with Adobe Experience Design (Adobe XD).

Design at the speed of thought

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Adobe Solution Consultant Brian Chau ran a bootcamp on Adobe XD to help those who had little experience and to also provide tips and tricks for those who were experienced usres.


Then we provided the students with the brief for the challenge which was …

To design a platform to connect students and staff at Swinburne to resources on campus and/or in the broader community.

The the students broke into small design groups to work on their solutions.

After about 2.5 hours of planning and designing with XD, each group was asked to present their amazing solutions to a panel of judges who were looking for the following criteria:

  • How did they meet the brief
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Level of detail
  • Design
  • Usability
  • Presentation solution

Some great prizes were awarded to the winning teams.

Congratulations to all the students involved in this Adobe Creative Jam. Special thanks to Ravi Bessabava and his team, from the Design Factory at Swinburne and Anna Nakao, Sasha McQuade and Brian Chau from AdobeĀ  for putting this event together.

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Injecting Creativity at Korowa


Korowa Anglican Girl’s School in Melbourne’s East hosted an Inject Creativity into the Curriculum event on Monday 16th September.


About 20 teachers from a range of curriculum areas took part including some mathematics teachers who were keen to see what Adobe had to help them deliver their content.


A special thank you goes to Adobe Education Leader Justin de Lacy from Woodleigh School who ran a workshop session on Premiere Pro for teachers who were looking to go further with their video production skills.

Other Adobe applications that were covered during this event included:

  • Character Animator
  • Photoshop
  • Spark Video
  • Spark Post
  • Spark Page &
  • Premiere Rush

Feedback comments included:

  • A highlight was Learning about Spark was very interesting. I can see how this could easily integrate into the classroom.
  • Great day of presentations. Well done Tim.
  • A highlight included learning about character animator – a resource my students would enjoy
  • A highlight was learning about how easy it is to create videos.
  • Thank you for a very engaging session.
  • A highlight was learning how to navigate Adobe Premier
  • Was a fantastic day – learnt heaps
Resources from this event can be found on the Adobe Education Exchange via –

Student sessions

During the day at Korowa, I had the pleasure of working with a number of students and teachers with a focus on Spark, Premiere Pro & Photoshop.