SPONSORED: 5 Reasons Your Creative Brain Craves Attending ADIM13

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There’s a unique Adobe-sponsored design conference headed for Boulder in just over a week and you’re invited. If you’re a graphic designer, art director, creative director, illustrator or photographer, you already know you’re in competition with a lot of talented others. Your ability to stay a cut above the masses = money in your pocket. ADIM13, a 3-day hands-on workshop led by Adobe Senior Creative Director Russell Brown, will help you sharpen the design skills that will keep you current and competitive. Here are the reasons to come:

1. It’s the Gift that Keeps on Giving – If your ability to commit is as strong as ‘let’s be friends,’ then paying a registration fee may seem downright terrifying. But what if your ‘friend’ came with some awesome benefits? Including a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud, a complimentary 1-year subscription to Lynda.com, a bunch of fabulous (free) fonts, and free access to foltolia for a month? We just bet you’d buy roses, and not from the grocery store.

2. Three Words: Mad. Design. Skills. – The ADIM13 workshop helps proficient designers elevate their artistic abilities via the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you’re a Creative Suite user and you think you know everything there is to know about Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and the rest, prepare to feel like a clown in a ball pit. A really fun ball pit.

3. You Might End Up on TV… Not in a Bad/Infamous Way, Either – If you’re the Next Big Thing waiting to be discovered, here’s your chance to be part of a workshop that will be featured on TV’s Making Monsters — the popular Travel Channel series. Ed and Marsha Edmunds, creators of Distortions Unlimited fright props and the stars of Making Monsters, will film an episode of the TV show on-site. The Edmunds designed a creepy stage set for ADIM13, which will be unveiled when ADIM starts. We can tell you: it’s ugly.

4. You’ll get to Mingle with Awesome Designers – When it comes to having a posse of heavy-hitting friends in the design industry, Adobe’s resident Mad Scientist Russell Brown rolls deep. ADIM13 speakers and instructors include James White from Signalnoise Studio, typography and ink master (mistress?) Ina Saltz, InDesign wizard Sandee Cohen, and Lynda.com’s design and photography instructor/expert Mordy Golding.

5. Because Food, Friends, Fun… and Something for The Trophy Case – Past ADIM attendees rave about ADIM because it’s more than just a classroom experience. In addition to the learning sessions, there’s a seriously fun project to design. Using a Universal Laser and a Roland printer, you’ll create a monster-themed microbrew glass bottle, glass mug and wood carry case, which you’ll take home in completed form. And display. Most meals are included, and we’re not talking about stale bagels and cold coffee, because the venue is the swank St. Julien Hotel in Boulder. You’ll also enjoy opening and closing festivities where monster-themed costumes are not just encouraged but applauded. 2013’s theme, as you may have guessed, is MILE HIGH MONSTERS. So go crazy, but first, register for your place at ADIM13.

For more info, or to snag one of the remaining golden tickets (and be sure to take advantage of that discount below), visit www.adimconference.com.

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