Student from Macau Named Adobe Certified Associate World Champion

Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

“Participation in the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship doubled in its second year, proving there is a great demand for a digital skills competition worldwide,” said Bob Whelan, president and chief executive officer for Pearson VUE. “Students are realizing the power of earning Adobe Certified Associate certification to validate in-demand digital design skills. Cheong should be proud to be named as the top competitor and we know the accomplishment will boost his marketability even further.”

During the Championship Round, contestants were assigned a poster design challenge from Kiva to which they responded using Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe InDesign CC software. Students were judged on their creative and technical skills, as well as their ability to take and follow instructions and communication from the client, and implement Kiva’s vision and message.

“The final Kiva poster entries were extremely creative and of high technical quality – we were impressed with the creativity of the student competitors,” said Adam Farmer, visual designer for Kiva. “In meeting the finalists and judging the projects we could tell these students take pride in their craft and have a strong understanding of how to use Adobe tools at a very young age. We look forward to using the winning entries to promote our mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty around the world.”

An impressive panel of judges from the design industry reviewed contestant designs. The first, second and third place winners were selected based on design score, and were awarded scholarship money, Adobe software, and computer hardware prizes.

“Seeing so many young people around the world get excited about using Adobe software and earning ACA certification is the best part of the ACA World Championship,” said Melissa Jones, world wide education program manager for Adobe. “We congratulate Cheong and the other finalists and look forward to watching their future success. Adobe is also thrilled to partner with Kiva to provide a real-world context for this competition while supporting a great cause.”

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