Overcoming Trauma: How Adriano Rodrigues Found Hope Through Neon Dreams

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My name is Adriano Rodrigues. I am a Neon UV visual artist and am part of this year’s Top Talent, born in Brazil and raised in Albany, NY. I began my career as an illustrator, using Copic markers to create dark, surrealistic, images. In January 2015, I enrolled at Hudson Valley Community College to earn my degree in Digital Media.

One of my projects that I had created earlier in the semester featured a lava lamp which is one of the trickier things to photograph because of the hues and vibrant colors. I worked with the image in Adobe Lightroom and I learned that with some tweaking, the vibrancy of the image spoke to me. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that lava lamp was the start of the next phase of my career. 

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2018 Adobe Awards Team Picks

Back by popular demand! The international team of superstars that make the Adobe Design Achievement Awards such a special experience for students have made their picks – read on to see which 2018 semifinalist entries they’re (not so) secretly rooting for in the […]

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MENTORSHIP MAGIC: 2018 In-Agency Matchups

Did you know that 2017 Adobe Design Achievement Awards entrants were selected for mentorships in leading digital agencies around the globe this year, regardless of their final standing in last year’s competition? Here’s a quick snapshot of just a little […]

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CAREER CHECK: Brian Liu

Want to get a feel for what launching your career is all about? Ask Brian Liu, Art Center College of Design student and winner of the Commercial – Photography category in 2017. We checked in with him about his ADAA win […]

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GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: The Philippines

One of the best things about the Adobe Design Achievement Awards is how it brings together creative students from around the globe. We’re taking a deeper look at where these students come from, what’s happening on their campuses and in […]

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CAREER CHECK: Luke Guyer

Want to know what it takes to win the ADAA? You might start by asking recent School of Visual Arts grad Luke Guyer; he took back-to-back top honors in the Commercial – Animation/Motion Graphics category in both 2016 and 2017. We […]

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ADAA Team Pick their Favorite Semifinalists

Meet the international team of superstars that makes the ADAA such a special experience for students. And pssst – guess what? They all secretly have favorites in this year’s competition, too! We asked them to come clean and confess: which […]

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