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Adobe Creative Space

The Adobe Creative Space of the Innovation & Research Commons is an open-access learning space for Auburn students, faculty, and staff dedicated to providing Auburn students with digital creation skills and technology. This area, as well as online resources here, promote the digital literacy of our students to encourage their success both in their coursework and in their careers. Creative co-working space is available in the Adobe Creative Space on a first-come first-serve basis with priority given to users actively working in Adobe Creative Cloud; instructional sessions by I&RC staff have first priority. University COVID guidelines must be followed when using the Adobe Creative Space.

Adobe Creative Space
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AdobeCC_logo.png Adobe Creative Campus provides Auburn students access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of design and multimedia applications. Visit to request your Adobe license.

Now Available! Adobe Help Desk/ Zoom Room Assistance

In-person and/or online Zoom Room assistance is now available. Adobe Student Assistant Consultants will be available in the Adobe Creative Space and/or online in an Adobe Help Zoom Room to assist users in learning skills to complete academic projects using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. 

Access the Adobe Help Desk and/or Adobe Help Zoom room at: during the posted hours of the Adobe Help Desk Calendar. University-recognized holidays and library hours may affect these hours and schedules are subject to change. Users who click the link will be placed in a waiting room until they are admitted to the meeting by the host. Consultations are first-come, first-serve. Only one user at a time will be admitted to the meeting or assisted in person. Users who arrive while someone else is being helped can remain in the waiting room until it is their turn. Consultants will acknowledge your arrival in the waiting room via chat or at the Adobe Help Desk in person and may be able to estimate your wait time. Help sessions may have a maximum time of 30 minutes. See the list of consultants and their areas of specialty below. It is advised to match the assistance you need with the consultant who lists skills in that area for the best experience and visit the Adobe Help Desk in person or via Zoom at the time they are listed on the calendar. See the left sidebar for the calendar and Zoom room link.

Adobe Consultants' Areas of Specialty
Consultants Areas of Speciality
Adobe Consultant A Audition, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, podcasting/audio in video
Adobe Consultant B Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, digital design, photography
Adobe Consultant C Illustrator, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, and Arc GIS with Illustrator, AutoCAD, Rhino 3D
Adobe Consultant D Lightroom, Photoshop, photography, video editing/ documentary, design, social media design
Adobe Consultant E Adobe Spark, video editing, troubleshooting, camera work
Adobe Consultant F Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, design principles, product design


Consultations may be able to be booked in advance; 3-day minimum advance notice required. To request a consultation in advance, contact Chelsy Hooper, Instructional Technology Specialist at with details including the type of assistance requested and available times in your schedule that match the times the consultant is available according to the calendar

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AV System: The Adobe Creative Space area includes an AV system (75" TV, Solstice Wireless Screencasting, HDMI input)

  • Priority use of the AV system in the Adobe Creative Space is given to full-time staff or Adobe Consultants working in the Adobe Creative Space
  • Students, faculty, and staff may use the AV system if the system is available, on a first-come, first-serve basis to work in or with Adobe applications; see Adobe Help Desk staff for access

here empower students and faculty to use Adobe Creative Cloud to enhance classroom assignments, present research, and design and publish in print and online.

Video Introduction

View the "Digital Design for Students" video for a brief introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud use in the classroom and in research.

Getting Started in Adobe Creative Cloud Links and Resources

Students, request access at

Faculty and Staff, request access through your OIT contact for your department/college; discounted rate

Download the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App to your personal computer; sign in with "Enterprise" or "Company/School" Adobe ID

Migrate files from a personal Adobe ID to your Auburn Enterprise Adobe ID; Migrate files for Graduating students

Adobe Help Center

Events and Opportunities

Design Circle Scholarships: The 2nd annual Design Circle scholarship application is live and open for students to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. Information here:  

Data Science Research Awards: We are excited to announce that Adobe's next Data Science research Award submission deadline will be February 12th. To learn more about research submissions, please view our previous info session webinar here. This video highlights Adobe's Experience Cloud, research interest areas,  submission recommendations, and FAQs. For any additional questions, please reach out to

  • More about Adobe’s Data Science Research Awards Submissions: Through our Data Science Research Awards, Adobe funds a university faculty research program to promote the understanding and use of data science in the area of digital marketing. Our goal is to encourage the development of theoretical and empirical solutions to some of marketing's largest complexities. Submit your proposal by Friday, February 12th, 2021 and Adobe will provide funding of up to $50,000 to a North American academic institution, college, or university for each proposal selected. Our second submission date in 2021 will be August 13th. 


Adobe Creative Jams: online design contests for prizes, Jan. 26, Feb. 3

D&AD New Blood Awards: Design contest, due March 23

Adobe Max: Learn from your design heroes at Adobe's professional conference, free and online this year, Oct. 20-22, 2020, on-demand sessions still available:

Adobe Internships: Apply on Adobe's university career site; sort by Intern:

Adobe Research Fellowships, open to graduate students:

Ongoing events:

Adobe Behance Live Video Demonstrations and Challenges Adobe's online community, videos also available for replay 

Adobe Experience Lab, a livestream series for students who want to know more about UX, UI, product design, or some other variation of this evolving field with interchangeable labels and meaning depending on the context! Check out previous and upcoming sessions!

Adobe Creative Jams: online design contests for prizes

Creative Boost Breaks: From presentations to automation to remote collaboration, you’ll hear from experts who will provide tips and tricks, while giving you the opportunity to ask questions and network with peers.

Learning and Teaching Resources for Adobe Creative Cloud

Workshops available; register at Pre-recorded Adobe Beginner and Intermediate Workshop video recordings available on our Instructional Content page

Customized instruction support for faculty available: contact Chelsy Hooper, Instructional Technology Specialist, 

Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials for Students
Beginner, Basic, and Experienced level video and step-by-step free tutorials for all learners of Adobe applications

Review the Adobe Digital Literacy app sheet to see a list of all apps for desktop and mobile and sample uses, view the Adobe Digital Literacy page for curricula ideas from educators

Adobe Distance Learning Resources site: offers lesson plan ideas for remote learning using Adobe applications and more

Consider Adobe Spark as a tool for students to complete assignments who may not have access to powerful computing: Digital Design for Students (video cross-posted on Biggio's Remote Teaching Resilience site);

Access to Adobe Stock Images:


For faculty: The  Adobe Education Exchange is a free online learning platform for educators to discover ways to learn, teach, and connect with Adobe Creative Cloud apps; includes lesson ideas, opportunities to earn digital badges. Adobe Education Exchange has new self-paced courses to help you incorporate digital design in your curriculum available, including Cultivating Digital Literacy, and Design Your Creative Course for Higher Ed

Adobe for Education YouTube Channel

Adobe Creative Cloud Across the Curriculum Summer Webinar Series: Free PD for Educators on Digital Literacy

Employees can also use LinkedIn Learning through AU Access

Adobe Behance Live Video Demonstrations and Challenges Adobe's online community, videos also available for replay 

Adobe Experience Lab, a livestream series for students who want to know more about UX, UI, product design, or some other variation of this evolving field with interchangeable labels and meaning depending on the context! Check out previous and upcoming sessions!

New Design Books – Browsable Collection 

  • The AU Libraries’ Innovation and Research Commons has acquired new copies of design books, currently available in the New Book area on the 1stfloor across from the 1st floor circulation desk. Titles include great beginner design books as well as more advanced editions such as The Designer’s Dictionary of Color, Design for How People LearnDesigning Brand Identity, and more.  

Helpful Instruction Handouts:

Adobe Digital Literacy App Information Handout

Key Features and Tools of Adobe Photoshop Handout

Key Features and Tools of Adobe InDesign Handout

Key Features and Tools of Adobe Illustrator Handout

Video Storyboard Template Handout

50 Questions for Reflecting on Creativity Handout

Design Process Rubric Handout

Additional Links for Fun:

View Adobe’s recent blog post on Adobe Stock’s 2021 Creative Trends: Resilience Rising  

What's your creative type? Take Adobe's Creative Types Quiz and find out!

Discover your creative potential for leadership with Adobe's CQ Questionnaire


Questions? Contact: Chelsy Hooper, Instructional Technology Specialist: 

Last updated: 03/03/2021