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Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

First Place
Trish Luu
Abigail Joyce Salamera
Sally Tran
Second Place
Trish Luu
Abigail Joyce Salamera
Sally Tran
Third Place
Trish Luu
Abigail Joyce Salamera
Sally Tran

We would like to thank you all for being a part of this meaningful event. Eccles School students learned and gained much exposure to the digital marketing world through Adobe Express as well as the valuable skill of effective story telling. Thanks to our sponsors, judges, faculty, Eccles School, and other volunteers for making a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you and we look forward to next year’s challenge.

Eccles-WHOlives Social Impact Challenge
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, together with Adobe and WHOlives, a non-profit organization, is hosting this event to promote technical literacy among U of U students as well as to raise awareness for the need for clean water for citizens of the world. Registration for 2023 coming soon
Coming soon

Kickoff and Design Principles Workshop

Oct. 27, 2022
5 - 6 p.m.

Zoom

Join Kickoff

Kickoff and Design Principles Workshop

Oct. 27, 2022
5 - 6 p.m.

Zoom

Join Kickoff

Kickoff and Design Principles Workshop

Oct. 27, 2022
5 - 6 p.m.

Zoom

Join Kickoff

1st prize

$500 per team

2nd prize

$300 per team

3rd prize

$100 per team

Background:
  • WHOlives is a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of people in developing nations by providing access to clean water (https://wholives.org/our-mission/mission/).
  • We are partnering with Adobe and WHOlives in hosting this competition where student teams create websites to promote WHOlives’ programs. The event will bring together students and industry leaders to help students learn valuable industry skills and provide networking opportunities with prospective employers, all while solving one of the world’s biggest problems. The UN estimates that 3.4 million people die every year due to the lack of clean water.
How will this work?
  • This is open to any undergraduate student at the University of Utah. Participating students will be divided into teams of 2-3 (each team must have at least 1 business student).
  • Each team will leverage Adobe Express to create the most effective fundraising website using data and assets from WHOlives.
  • Teams will compete for one week to see which website is the most effective across key judging categories (provided later).
  • Winners will be selected based on judging criteria and prizes will be awarded.
Benefits to you:
  • Gain high-demand skills with Adobe Express, data visualization, marketing, and communication. Don’t know Adobe Express? We will teach you in a workshop and provide one-to-one guidance at Adobe Creative Commons at Kahlert Village.
  • Network with industry leaders. Professionals from Adobe and others.
  • Work with Eccles career coaches to prepare for future internships.
  • Participate in a meaningful social cause to bring clean water to remote villages all over the developing world.
  • All while having a lot of fun, competing with other teams!

DESIGN PRINCIPLES WORKSHOP

You don’t need to be a designer to create a compelling webpage with Adobe Express. Join us to learn basic design principles to enhance your fundraising page for the Eccles WHOlives Social Impact Challenge. Hear from our University of Utah Adobe Creative Commons Team as they provide tips and tricks for anyone (designers and non-designers) to make their ideas stand out.

Adobe Creative Commons Team

Holly K. Johnson
Holly K. Johnson is the Associate Director of Digital Learning Innovation and Outreach at the University of Utah. In 2021 was named an Adobe Creative Campus Thought Leader and recipient of the 2021 University Connected Learning Innovation Award. She joined the University of Utah in 2010 as an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design. She also worked as an Instructional Consultant at the Center for Teaching Excellence, working with faculty and graduate students, with a specific focus on design thinking as a pedagogical practice. Before receiving her MFA from Utah State University in 2010, she spent seventeen years as a textile apparel and home goods product designer, for three Fortune 500 companies, conducting trend research around the world for global brands. Her passion is identifying new approaches to promote creative agency, and facilitate engaged, meaningful learning experiences, with an interest in community learning spaces for ideation, exploration, iteration with a focus on the pedagogy of play.
Audra Carlisle
Audra Carlisle is a Learning Experience Designer, currently serving as the Digital Creativity Manager in University Connected Learning’s department of Digital Learning Experience Innovation and Outreach at the University of Utah. She works directly with students in the Adobe Creative Commons at Kahlert Village, coordinating service development, programming, and learning resource production. She also works with instructors and administrators across the university to navigate creative digital teaching tools using modern, research-based approaches in digital pedagogy and new media engagement. On top of all that, she’s an avid gardener, dog petting enthusiast, and advocate for adolescent-young-adult (AYA) cancer prevention, awareness, and treatment equity. B.A. in Arts, Media & Engineering (Arizona State University) M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technologies (Arizona State University)
Stella Liechty
Stella Liechty is a Human Centered Design expert currently working as an Instructional Consultant and Technical Writer for Digital Learning Experience Innovation and Outreach for University Connected Learning at the University of Utah. She is currently working primarily to develop program and systems level design for new online master’s degree programs. She also works with partners both on campus and corporate to develop new educational initiatives and pathways for students, staff, faculty and community members. When not at work, she spends time practicing and studying yoga, wandering with her dog and friends, and exploring the deserts and mountains of the west by foot, bike, ski and vintage Toyota. Stella believes that thinking globally and acting locally is truly the way forward.