And build the career that you daydream about

Adobe Creative Residency applications are OPEN! Which means that now is your chance to get paid to pursue your dream creative project. What is it? The Adobe Creative Residency is a year-long accelerator program for early-in-career creatives to focus full-time on a passion project. The goal? To build the career that you daydream about. So what’s the catch? *crickets*…. really.

When I stumbled upon the Residency program, I was about a year-and-a-half into my job at Microsoft as a Program Manager. I knew I wanted to be a designer but I was struggling with thoughts of: Am I good enough…

Growing up in the suburbs outside of New York City, I had never seen a compost bin. Throwing paper towels, egg shells, and banana peels in the trash was second-nature to me. When I went to college, I became more in touch with the impact of what we throw away but it wasn’t until I moved to Seattle that I experienced a not-so-rude awakening — my curbside trash bin was the height of small toddler. In adjusting to this new limiting factor, I learned rather quickly: with constraints comes creativity.

Nine million people packed tightly in three-hundred square miles —…

Six tips when getting started with ambiguous design problems

Adapted from “The Process of Design Squiggle” by Damien Newman,

When I first got started in User Experience design, I was a sophomore in college navigating the treacherous water of being an undeclared liberal arts student. In the midst of classes, homework, and staying as far away from the library as possible, I spent a lot of time lamenting over a few (very minor) problems: Why is it so difficult to find off-campus housing? Why does it take forever to find a good meeting spot between a group of friends?

I vividly remember sitting with my friend in the dining hall talking about life, career aspirations, and of course, finding…

Julie Sanduski

Designer passionate about Food & Circular Economy. Former Adobe Creative Resident. Seattle, Washington

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