2016 Adobe Creative Jam Detroit

The Adobe Creative Jam is a unique creative experience where design duos compete in a 3 hour “design-off” with no rules, utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud programs to create either a visual or motion design piece based on a pre-chosen theme. For the Detroit edition of the Creative Jam, the theme was adulting.

My teammate and I chose to visually represent adulting by referencing the many-armed Hindu deities. Her many arms symbolize agility and balance, qualities needed to successfully adult. We depicted her holding 8 items that signify when you’re successfully adulting: a smartphone for keeping track of your social life; a pen that represents making permanent decisions; a wine glass to unwind with as your palate becomes more refined; a kettle ball as a reminder to keep up your physical health; a frying pan to learn how to cook with (or fail at it); a toothbrush that represents being able to set your own appointments; keys for your new house or car; and a late bill, the funnest part about adulting.

After the 3 hours were up, the teams presented their work to an audience of peers and a panel of judges who chose 2 winning teams: one for Judges’ Choice and one for People’s Choice. Aleona Pollauf and I won Judges’ Choice with our design.