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Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles students join forces for digital design challenge

Posted by struscott | April 16, 2019

Students work on a project using a whiteboard and computers

More than 45 Apparel, Merchandising, Textiles & Design students at Washington State University teamed up to solve design challenges in the Spring 2019 Adobe Creative Jam, held March 28 at Pullman.

AMDT had the largest representation of any WSU department at Creative Jam, a three-hour competition sponsored by Adobe in which students work together on a hands-on creative challenge.

For this year’s event, students used Adobe software skills, virtual reality, and artistic and creative concepts in a design project on mindfulness—the state of being fully present in the moment. Winning teams earned software and gift certificate prizes.

AMDT students Erin Crosier, Jessica Clark and Ellie Erickson were part of the second-place team, while Jessica Parsons was part of the team that took third place.

Patrick Brown-Hayes, clinical instructor in AMDT, was a co-host and organizer of this year’s Creative Jam, and is an active member of WSU’s Creative Corridor, which offers students and faculty access to creative opportunities and technologies.

AMDT student participants included Audrey Richardson, Jayde Filipiak, McKenzie Duquaine, Jacqueline Sewell, Haley Smith, Freda Feng, Savannah Stroobandt, Ali McDonald, Victoria Michels, Bryn Justis, Brigitte Ellering, Hannah Hughes, Camilla Goetz, Connor Gray, Jansen Garside, Jackson Fosseen, Landon Rice, Maxwell Philippo, Erin Crosier, Ellie Erickson, Jessica Clark, Brandon Dunbar, Meladie Hoff, Jennifer Furman, Hailey Cribbs, Olivia Taylor, Jess Daher, Jessica Parsons, Jhon Dimaculangan, Zichu Wu, Charles Stockbridge, Sarah Kopta, Kassy Edeza-Rodriguez, Jeanette Arellano, Nicole Tesdahl, Berenice Diaz, Quinn Cooney, Gratia Doerr, RobbiAnn Cabaniero-Buendia, Alexis Wyatt, Kaley Mozell, Eilish Rising, Bridgette Bacon, Larkin Farrish, Tara Kelly, Kyung Min Lee, and Madison Norman.

Learn more about Creative Jams here.

Students color an artistic poster during the jam session

Two students look at a computer screen, working at the Creative Jam.

A student gets help putting on a VR headset.

Instructor Patrick Brown-Hayes speaks and gestures to a group of students at a workstation.

A student draws on a design on paper.