Creative Week, hosted by Adobe, kicks off today

The @AdobeUK Team

July 09, 2012

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Creative Week UK is finally here! The event, which is a celebration of the creativity in the UK, will be packed full of lively debates, creative challenges, exclusive demonstrations and inspirational case studies – all broadcast live online and presented by David McClelland.

Here’s the lowdown of all our speakers and contributors throughout the week:

Monday 9th July – Creative Industry Overview

–          Brendan Dawes a UK-based, MoMA exhibited is an artist and designer (live debate)

–          Joel Gethin Lewis, co- Director of experiential design agency Hellicar & Lewis (live debate)

–          Dr Chris Gerry from The Skills Lab (live debate)

–          Rufus Deuchler, Sr. Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems (Creative Cloud Evangelist demo and how-to sessions on Adobe Touch Apps)

–          Iconic British designer Wayne Hemingway (show and tell)

–          Chris Thompson, Head of Business Development at Ravensbourne College (show and tell)

–          Marc Lewis, pioneer of London’s new school dedicated to the art of advertising School of Communication Arts (show and tell)

 

Tuesday 10th July – Design & Publishing

–          Jeremy Leslie, Creative Director at magCulture and publishing industry commentator (live debate)

–          Publishing analyst and cultural commentator Danuta Kean  (live debate)

–          Future Publishing’s digital Editor-in-Chief Mike Goldsmith  (live debate)

–          Artist & Illustrator Pete Fowler (show and tell)

–          Three directors from creative agency Studio Output, Dan Moore, Rob Coke and Ian Hambleton (show and tell)

–          Adobe Certified Expert Tony Harmer (how-to session on creating stunning pattern designs)

–          Rupert Knowles, Adobe UK’s Design Product Manager (product demos, live debate and how-to session on InDesign CS6’s Content Collector Tool and Digital Publishing tools)

–          And Rufus Deuchler, Sr. Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems will again be joining us (Creative Suite Design and Adobe Muse Evangelist demo)

 

Wednesday 11th July – Film & Video

–          Dan Jones, Head of Multiplatform, Maverick Television (live debate)

–          Multi–platform and interactive specialist, Marc Goodchild (live debate)

–          Director at Made Visual Studios, Justin Weyers (live debate and show and tell session)

–          Oli da Costa, founder of Fraktiv (show and tell)

–          Adobe evangelist, Jason Levine (CS6 Video Tour)

–          Dado Valentic, Director and chief Colourist at Mytherapy (how-to session on All-new SpeedGrade CS6)

–          London-based artist, Birgitta Hosea (how-to session on ray-traced 3D in After Effects)

–          Niels Stevens, Adobe UK’s Video Product Manager (how-to session on Adobe Audition CS6 for audio sweetening)

–          Matthew Gyves, Adobe’s Business Development Manager (how-to session on new features in Adobe Premiere CS6)

 

Thursday 12th July – Web & Mobile

–          Chris Jenkins, Head of User Experience, Tribal DDB London (live debate)

–          Alex Morris, Interaction Designer, Mark Boulton Design (live debate)

–          Rob Borley, Emerging Technologies Consultant, Headscape (live debate)

–          Joe Benton, Student Web Designer (show and tell)

–          MD of The Virtual Forge, Matt Wicks (how-to session on how to create for multiple devices and show and tell session)

–          Adobe’s Web Evangelist, Paul Trani (live debate, CS6 Web Tour and how-to session on the new features in Flash Professional CS6)

–          Adobe UK’s Web Product Manager John Cole (how-to session on Adobe Proto and Dreamweaver CS6)

–          Adobe’s Nordic Web Product Manager Johan Lopes (how-to session on Dreamweaver CS6 for responsive design)

–          Steve Burnard, Adobe UK Product Manager (how-to session on Fireworks CS6 for mock-ups and interactive content)

 

Friday 13th July – Photography & Imaging

–          Photographer Timothy Allen (live debate)

–          Photographer Erin Moroney (live debate)

–          Photographer and Photoshop World instructor Glyn Dewis (live debate and show and tell session on Compositing and Retouching Techniques using Photoshop CS6)

–          Julieanne Kost, Adobe Evangelist (demo on new Features of Photoshop CS6)

–          Fine art and commercial photographer Allan Jenkins (show and tell session on producing Victorian-era Cyanotype prints)

–          Fine art photographer John G Moore (show and tell session on his photographic style)

–          Adobe UK’s Digital Imaging Product Manager Richard Curtis (live debate and how-to session on Photoshop Lightroom 4’s book module)

–          Commercial photographer Debbie Jones (how-to session on creating client previews in Lightroom 4)

–          Digital artist Steve Caplin (how-to session on 3D with Photoshop CS6 Extended)

 

For more details on the event and to sign up for updates, visit the Creative Week website at www.adobecreate.co.uk/creativeweek.

 

 

The pace of change – mobile must-reads

The @AdobeUK Team

July 06, 2012

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We know mobile is developing at an unprecedented rate and last week was no exception, with mobile stories filling the news. We’ve chosen four of the best highlighting the advances in the industry.

The Guardian recently blogged about how mobile phones are changing the world of retail at a remarkable speed. According to the IMRG Capgemini m-Retail Index, m-commerce experienced a whopping 359% year-on-year increase in May and is only set to grow as the sale of tablet devices continues to drive the electronics market.  We know the tides are turning in retail and only time will tell who will flourish in this new era.

Another enormous mobile stat that emerged recently was mobile search spend.  Econsultancy revealed that spending on mobile search in the US increased 333% in Q2 2012 compared to the same period last year, according to a report from IgnitionOneThis figure also supports our Q1 stats which found that mobile now accounts for 8% of US search spend compared to 11% in the UK.

Last Friday, Orange announced the first large-scale rollout of a SIM-based NFC solution to enable NFC-readiness for mass deployment of mobile contactless services – the first operator in Europe to do this at a national scale. The days of carrying small change could be on the way out as another step is taken towards the future of wireless communication. 

Finally, finishing on a futuristic note, a Japanese collaboration recently presented an OLED screen that allows users to use both sides of the surface at the same time. This transparent two-sided touchscreen could be the future of Smartphones. There’s a video on the website for a more in-depth look at this innovative new technology.

 

The future is digital and mobile is a big part of this. As mobile devices continue to evolve, it’s an exciting time!

 

 

 

Let us know your #FutureOfDigital stories by tweeting us at @AdobeUK.

 

The final #CreativeWeekUK Twitter Chat on Photography and Digital Imagery

The @AdobeUK Team

July 06, 2012

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The State of Create Report

The @AdobeUK Team

July 03, 2012

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The State of Create Report: Is creativity the key to economic growth in the UK? Today we’ve released a new research report ahead of the UK’s first ever Creative Week, which reveals the high value people in the UK place on creativity. It reveals that more than three quarters (78%) agree creativity is key to driving economic growth but just a third (35%) feel they are living up to their creative potential. Click on the below infographic to see all the key findings in detail:

Check out the full report here, which also includes different perspectives from leading creatives including Wayne Hemingway MBE, Brendan Dawes, Dan Jones and Joel Gethin-Lewis, as well as Chris Thompson from Ravensbourne.

Rescheduled #CreativeWeekUK Twitter Chat

The @AdobeUK Team

June 22, 2012

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Hi everyone!

You might have noticed that Twitter was being a bit temperamental last night, so we will be re-running our #CreativeWeekUK Twitter Chat on Monday (25th) as we saw the start of a great conversation developing.

So if you want to join us for a lively discussion on all things film and video, then join us between 6.30 and 7:30pm on Monday for what’s promising to be a really interest debate. Just add #CreativeWeekUK to all your tweets to take part in the discussion.

Anyone that took part last night will have been entered into the competition to win tickets to Creative Week on Wedensday 11th July, and we’ll be announcing the winners on Tuesday.

Have a great weekend!

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