Named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Julieanne Kost is the Digital Imaging Evangelist Director at Adobe, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide — via live events, Adobe.com, and her blog (jkost.com/blog). She is also the author of “Passenger Seat—Creating a Photographic Project from Conception Through Execution” and “Window Seat — The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking”, an accomplished photographer and fine artist, and creator and host of the popular Photoshop Essential Training Basics/Design/Photography and compositing courses for LinkedIn Learning | Lynda.com.
Kost is well-known for her unique approach to instruction, infusing practical tips and tricks with an equal amount of humor and creativity that keeps audiences entertained and engaged. She often serves as a guest lecturer at distinguished photography schools and leading educational institutions around the world. She has created and published more than a thousand instructional videos for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. For her outstanding service and contributions to the photographic industry, she received the Chuck Westfall Technical Education award from the Lucie Foundation, the Gerhard Bakker and Warren Motts International Service awards from the Professional Photographers of America, and was granted the title of Honorary Educational Associate as well as received the International Award for her significant contributions to Professional Photography as an Art and a Science from the American Society of Photographers, and was inducted to the Photoshop Hall of Fame by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
Creating Personal Projects that Reignite the Creative Spark
Join Julieanne Kost, Adobe Digital Imaging Evangelist, for an illuminating and refreshing conversation about how she creates personal projects and self-assignments in order to cultivate essential creative habits, explore new concepts and techniques, and organize and structure projects for success.
She will be discussing her favorite bodies of work including how she captured, enhanced and published images for her books, "Window Seat, the Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking", and "Passenger Seat - Telling your Photographic Story with Adobe Lightroom from Conception to Publication".
Then, she’ll reveal the inspiration behind “ Moments Combined” - a series of digitally composited images exploring dreams and the written word, "The Red Thread"– a look at how photography can help to see relationships between events in our lives, and "Color of Place" an exploration of the psychology of color.
She’ll discuss her most recent “Springboard” project in which she explored 50 images by other artists that used techniques and concepts that she was not familiar with in order to expand her tool set. Julieanne will share insights not only to her creative process but also reveal how these new techniques have found their way into her own work.