Every year, creativity rises on the list of the most important skills as found in research by the World Economic Forum and LinkedIn. Creativity is key for businesses and for anyone looking to future proof their careers, including students are who’ve yet to start out.
In the face of this demand for creativity, the next generation must be equipped to imagine and create new possibilities and to embrace the creative spirit that makes us uniquely human. This is the drive behind the Adobe Creativity Scholarship—a college scholarship that provides young leaders around the world the opportunity to foster their creative skills—and one of the reasons we are so excited to announce the 2019 class of Adobe Creativity Scholars.
As a ﬁrst-generation immigrant,
I aim to make ﬁlms that reﬂect my
experience, and the experience of
people in a similar position. I want
to use my ﬁlms to represent the
difﬁculty of ﬁnding a place in a
predominantly white society.
With an attitude of resilience, self-
discipline, patience and belief – as
the Japanese proverb says ‘Fall down
seven times, get up eight times’ – I
will be able to achieve my academic
and career goals. And with the help of
this scholarship, it will also allow me to
develop this characteristic.
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Film and Media Arts
There is a cultural treasure trove of
ideas, stories, and history we all have
as a part of us. I want to share mine
with the world and encourage others
to share theirs as well.
Magna, UT, USA
The power that storytelling has on
individuals is what gives me the
passion to create. Simply expressing
one's views and observations of our
world, we have the potential of bringing
change and inﬂuencing others into
better understanding and improving
each other as human beings.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Pedagogy / Applied Theatre
Education is so often regarded by students as
dull at best and a waste of time at worst. We
watch our youth trudge through academic
systems with little to no excitement, and drop-
out rates rise as a consequence. But my experience
has shown me that the way in which a practice is
taught can completely revolutionize your life.
Therefore, I will utilize creativity as a force for
positive social impact by consistently engaging
young people with dynamic, original lessons.
Portland, OR, USA
Civic Studies and Interdisciplinary Art
I believe that visual art uniquely
allows me to inﬂuence society by
changing opinions, instilling values
and translating experiences across
space, time, language, and culture.
Mexico City, Mexico
Animation and Digital Art
My experience with creative projects
has had a very important inﬂuence
on my life since they make me feel
free, and they make me see that I
have the potential to make a change
or translate important messages that
can be understood by anyone.
Seattle, WA, USA
Film and New Media
As a migrant, I experience life as an
alternation between daily struggles
and dreams. Filmmaking allows me
to express this duality. It allows me to
channel my sense of loss and despair
into creating empowering art.
Inglewood, CA, USA
Film and Television
I create ﬁlms that prompt people
to ask questions, to think of the
outcome if only one thing was done
differently, and to emphasize the
weight of every choice.
Film and Television
(As a producer) I am looking for
opportunities to help many talented
and underrepresented ﬁlmmakers
take their ﬁrst step in telling the
stories they want to tell.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
I want to use the skills I’ve developed
through graphic design to create
elegant, effective, and innovate systems
that help combat climate change.
I really hope that I’m having a
positive impact on others through
my art but most of the work I do is
for me to discover myself and my
essence. Hopefully someone else
will ﬁnd themselves with me.
Toronto, ON, Canada
Textile waste is increasingly getting
worse as well as our environment.
I would like the industry to focus on
sustainability, body positivity, and to
continue evolving the art form.
Oakland, CA, USA
My goal is to help young athletes
realize their dreams and take better
care of their bodies. I want youth
to be able to express themselves
Humanities, with focus on photography
Photography is a way to express
myself. It is like looking through
the ‘third eye’ which enables you
to analyze and critically observe
the otherwise so-called ‘normal
things’ in a different light, from a
Corona, NY, USA
Video games can communicate
ideas, invoke feelings, and encourage
and scale empathy – and that’s what
I try to do when I make them.
As a choreographer, my aim is to
spread the message of education
Lynn, MA, USA
Art Illustration / Education
In our current society, there are so many
instances of discrimination between
different ethnic and racial backgrounds.
I feel that through my art designs, and by
collaborating with other artists, we can
unify our society. Channeling my artistic
expression to show feelings and emotions
allows people to see my true self and
hopefully ﬁnd something they can relate to.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I realized that age-old cultural
stigmas and stereotypes could be
shattered through the power of ﬁlm
and media, with the help of a maker
who was aware of their own biases
but still maintained an open heart
Interactive Media Design
My objective is to create innovative
projects that leave a positive impact
on people, demonstrating how
technology and design can work
together with communities.