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One year,
on us.



Pen & Mug and Corner to Corner are giving away ONE YEAR of Adobe CC + Skillshare to four (4) BIPOC artists (students, professionals, and/or aspiring professionals) in the Nashville area who are eager to level-up their game and serve our community.


Black Americans make up about 13% of the United States population (and 28% of the population in Nashville), but the AIGA 2019 Design Census reports the "Black/African American" percentage of the design industry to be just 3%.


Maybe you recently lost a job and consequently found yourself without an Adobe license. Maybe you're a talented artist who has never had access to Adobe software before. Whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.


The Offer:


A TWELVE-MONTH  license for the full Adobe CC suite. You'll have access to 20+ apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects. Industry standard software for graphic design, animation, photo editing, video editing, print media design, illustration, product design, and more!


A TWELVE-MONTH  membership to Skillshare.com.


FOUR  2-hour virtual training sessions on Adobe CC basics with Austin Schulenburg of Pen & Mug.


ACCESS  to a group Slack channel with the Pen & Mug team. Ask questions, share feedback, and keep motivating each other.


**You will need access to your own computer, camera, and other equipment.


The Challenge:


LEARN AT LEAST TWO PROGRAMS. Get really good at them. Learn the best ways to pass projects back and forth between the two and use each program for what it does best.


(BONUS: Dabble with a third program. If you use three programs regularly, it is more cost-effective to buy a license for all 20+ apps than it is to buy programs individually.)


DO FREELANCE WORK  for friends, family, local businesses, and/or clients worldwide so your art habit can pay for itself. Make it your mission to earn and save up at least $800 so you can renew your subscription(s) again next year and KEEP GROWING.


SHARE  your skills. Build community. Teach others. Take this and run with it!


The application period for this offer has ended.



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