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Apply to be a 2017 Adobe Creative Resident

Applications for the 2017 Creative Residency program year are open until February 26. Please read this post to learn more about the application process.

We are excited to announce the Adobe Creative Residency is building upon the success of its first two years and expanding in 2017. For the upcoming program year, we will have six residents from the United States, Germany and Canada. It will be the first year the Creative Residency is open to candidates outside of the United States and we plan to continue expanding it internationally in the future.

What is the Adobe Creative Residency program?

The Adobe Creative Residency program gives talented individuals a year to work on a personal creative project, while sharing their process with the community. Residents apply new ideas and tools to their work and inspire others to try new methods. Adobe provides residents with the best creative tools and resources, along with guidance from advisors and a complete compensation package. To learn more about the life of a Creative Resident, check out posts from Becky Simpson, Craig Winslow and Sara Dietschy.

Should you apply?

Creative Residents are passionate about creativity and sharing their creative process. They are interested in growing their creative skills and career, while sharing their process, successes, and failures with the community.

Ideal candidates are in the early stage of their career and prepared to make the Creative Residency their professional focus for one year.

For 2017, we have a focus on the following fields:

  • Photography
  • Graphic design (Digital and Print)
  • UI / UX design
  • Graphic Composition (leveraging 2D and 3D)
  • Short form video
  • Illustration

The Creative Residency program aims to provide a diverse range of creative viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences so even if your area of interest is not in one of the fields above, we still encourage you to apply.

Preparing your application

If you are thinking of applying to the Adobe Creative Residency program, take time to gather your application materials including your proposal and work samples. The factors considered when selecting Residents include your project proposal, previous creative work, flexibility to try new things, past work experiences, and willingness to take on new challenges. Here are the kinds of questions you should be prepared to answer in the application.

  • Please describe your project, the goals and what you want to accomplish with it.
  • How does this project build off your previous work?
  • What tools will you use?
  • Describe your work flow for this project.
  • How do you plan to share your project with the creative community?
  • What do you want the community to learn from your project?

While preparing your answers, please select three past projects you’d like to share with us along with links to your online portfolio and/or Behance page. You can find good examples to use as a guide by checking out Behance projects from some of our residents like Christine Herrin and Syd Weiler.

Now you have what you need to apply for the Creative Residency. For questions that are not answered above, please check our FAQ page or send us an email.

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