IBA Study-Trip Adobe.
Adobes Head Quarters are in San Jose, California. They also have offices in the SoMa area of San Francisco, which we visited. This, again was part of the IBA Study-trip. Adobe has built their offices in an old warehouse which is almost a 100-year-old. The Baker and Hamilton Building. The architecture was designed by Dewalt Train Associates, again very open and multi-functional.
We had a short tour of a part of the building. Then we were lead to an auditorium, to have lecture by a designer, and a Creative Resident.
Adobe Creative Residency gives the chosen talented people, a chance to focus their creative process. On a project for a full year. The lucky few, receive a compensation package from Adobe. Also, they can access Adobes software and other tools and resources. As well as receiving support from mentors in different fields.
We listened to a very interesting lecture from Christine Herrin. Who was one of the lucky few, who was resident from 2016 -2017. She is a graphic designer and hand letterer, and comes from San Francisco, California. With a passion for paper, stories and travel. Christine´s latest project was “Everyday Explorers Travel Journal Kit”, which she shared with us in the auditorium. Christine has designed an all-in-one kit for travelling, that has a box for things you have collected. Also, prompts, journals, and postcards to fill out through the days. Christine believes it is important to document in the moment. She, has even made “a free zine” to Download.
Personally, I wish not so much to turn back time. But to have been born a bit later. So that I also would have a chance to enter the Adobe Creative Residency. To push my HDR Photography, and even play with Infra Red Photography. Even Time-Lapse Photography, and then Black and White. That would be my dream! If not, of course just being able to work for Adobe themselves.