Recap: Adobe MAX 2019

This past year, 40 members of the Top Talent were invited to attend Adobe MAX in Los Angeles as VIPs. Hailing from all over the world, they were there to represent the perspective of the next class of creative professionals. From livestreaming on Adobe Live to leading their own sessions, the Top Talent definitely left their mark on MAX.

The Student Experience

As VIPs, the Top Talent were at the center of the Student Experience @Adobe MAX. The Student Experience included special events such as a pre-conference meetup, a student-exclusive party, MAX Bash, and a farewell party.

Top Talent on Adobe Live

5 of our Top Talent students appeared on Adobe Live to share their work and discuss their creative approaches with the community.

1:1 Mentor Match Ups

At the popular “Student Hub” in the community pavilion, students had the opportunity to sit down with creative professionals to seek career advice, make connections, and receive feedback on their portfolios. This year’s mentors were members of the Adobe Awards professional panel, and our Top Talent were given VIP access to time slots with the mentors of their choice.

Bartosz Kosowski, professional illustrator from Poland, sits down with a student to offer mentorship.

Top Talent Share Their Pro Tips

Two of our Top Talent Yong Lin Tan and Mora Pardo, were invited to share their creative pro tips by recording videos for Adobe’s Youtube channel while at MAX. Check out their videos live on the channel now.

The Top Talent Take Center  Stage

Three members of our Top Talent, Alex Darbyshire, Amy Fang, and Leo Chazalon, spoke during a conference session entitled, “The Next Gen Creators“. Another Top Talent, Valentina Caballero, also took to the MAX main stage alongside fellow student Vincent Fu to talk about storytelling and why creativity is a fundamental skill – in a “super session” that also featured M. Night Shyamalan!

Artwork to Network

The Student Hub served as THE place where students and creative pros could connect and learn more about how Adobe serves its student creator community, and our Top Talent could frequently be found catching up there during breaks in their busy conference agendas. The Hub offered an offline activation where students could draw a piece of artwork with their info on it and exchange it with another person’s artwork, connections for their network.

Launching Creative Careers

Overall, this year’s Student Experience was a memorable event for the Adobe student community. As we wrapped up the the conference, students left MAX inspired, with new friends from around the world, even more motivated to create, and ready to launch their creative careers.

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