Want to be part of a fun creative experience at a state-of-the-art innovation and technology hub? Looking for insights on the creative process, career advice, and learning the latest digital tools? The WSU Creative Jam is a unique opportunity for students to engage with industry professionals in virtual technology, interface design, digital storytelling, and media design during a three-hour educational and social event.
Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to the Adobe Creative Jam scheduled for 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 27 in The SPARK on the WSU Pullman campus. The event is free, but attendees are asked to register at http://bit.ly/wsu-2018.
Adobe Creative Jam is an international event series featuring an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity! To-date, Adobe has hosted 107 tournaments with more than 19,000 participants worldwide.
Students also have an opportunity have their work assessed in 15-minute 1-on-1 Portfolio Review and Professional Advising meet-ups with creative coaches. Students are encouraged to submit a portfolio before the event, but can also meet with coaches to discuss how to create a one or to get advice on preparing for a professional career. Those interested in having their work assessed should sign up for a time slot at http://bit.ly/cje-portfolio.
The main event features fun hands-on activities, professional coaching and portfolio reviews, technology demonstrations, talks by creative thought leaders, giveaways, and free food for all registered attendees. Students can enjoy a fun and inspiring event while enjoying free food and soft drinks and taking part in hands-on activities, including the Virtual Reality (VR) “Escape Room Experience” developed by graduate students from the University of Idaho Department of Virtual Technology and Design, a photo booth featuring original art from WSU Fine Arts student Gracie Brown, and large coloring sheets from Doodlers Anonymous.
Featured speakers include:
- Rayce Bird, a special effects artist and expert in virtual technology and design who is also a Virtual Technology and Design (VTD) instructor at University of Idaho.
- Jake Sirianni, Washington State University (WSU) senior and Murrow College student who is also an award-winning videographer, President and General Manager of Cable 8 Production, and former intern for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and post-production intern for Tiny Hero for Disney, Lionsgate, ABC, and Nickelodeon.
- Jessica Bellamy, Adobe Creative Resident, an expert in information graphics and motion graphics who also facilitates Graphic Ally Hackathons around the country.
Creative Jam Tournament
Meanwhile, pre-selected student teams compete in a creative tournament to collaboratively develop a unique design solution using Adobe applications. The event concludes with student team presenting their final designs followed by an awards ceremony, which includes an audience-choice award.
The event is free, so sign up today at http://bit.ly/wsu-2018.