Some of our students recently had the chance to take part in the Adobe Creative Jam in the Naspers building in Cape Town, it was a great inspiring day for all with a lot of laughs and learning.
Have a read of the release below:
Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography students and lecturers got a chance to show off their creativity and learn from top industry talent at the Adobe Creative Jam on Tuesday, September 25th. The event was hosted by Media 24/Spree on the Nasdak floor of the Naspers Building in Cape Town.
The Creative Jam live event coordinated between Cape Town, South Africa and San Francisco, USA was inspired by South African Adobe Ambassador Ryk Benade.
The event kicked off at 3 p.m. with teams divided in groups from local industry creative, designers from spree.co.za, RLabs, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology, and other organizations.
Jam-goers got the chance to learn from the best in the industry and speakers included the founder of R Labs and Jim Taylor speaking directly from the USA live via Adobe as well as the latest Adobe XD Tutorial given by Carla Ralph from Adobe South Africa.
Teams of handpicked industry designers along with Stellenbosch Academy students squared off in a mobile app development challenge with a social impact theme announced just hours earlier. The Adobe representatives from the USA judged the final ideas that had to be conceptualized and created within 2 hours.
Stellenbosch Academy students, Jonathan De Goede, Sarchen Gainsford and lecturer – Keenan Jooste – showed off their skills, competing against 8 other teams made up of students, scholars, industry creatives and developers. They were placed first at the event, prototyping an app that helped the victim when reporting sexual abuse.
We would like to thank Spree’s team, Ryk and Esther for the invitation to the Creative Jam as well as Adobe USA and Adobe South Africa for this amazing opportunity.