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Adobe Products Available for Illinois State Students

Written by on April 29, 2022

Photo courtesy of Benji Prendergast 

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State University offers Adobe Creative Suite products to all students, staff, faculty, and graduate students free of charge.

Benji Prendergast, a junior and Adobe Student Ambassador at Illinois State University, is proud to say that ISU is among a few campuses across the nation to give their students the luxury of Adobe products for free.

“We are one of the few universities in the entire nation that actually have Adobe Creative Cloud resources being allowed to students for free,” Prendergast said. “Students don’t have to pay for literally anything in terms of Adobe relations. A lot of the platforms that you’ll see within the labs on campus include Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, InDesign, and Premiere Pro.”

ISU students can access the free Adobe services by searching Adobe at ISU and will find a request link for the products. Once students input their student ID and answer a few questions, they will be granted access to the services by logging in with their student email and password.
Prendergast mentions that Adobe products are taught in a variety of courses and different majors throughout campus. The goal is to get students connected to Adobe products through the Adobe Ambassador program.

“Myself and a few others within our campus run this student ambassadorship program through Adobe, so we are trying to bridge the student body and faculty with Adobe and try to get them to utilize Adobe more towards their major,” Prendergast said. “You could be an education major, you could be a history major, marketing major, graphic design major, there are so many different opportunities for different students from different majors to access these applications.”


One of the goals of the student ambassadorship program is to teach ISU faculty more about Adobe products so that they can then incorporate the products more in their teaching and curriculum. Prendergast mentioned that the group has been working with TechZone on campus to teach them more about products like Adobe Rush.


“The big thing that Illinois State has really tried to improve on within themselves is being able to access these tools for free for your education,” Prendergast said. “Adobe has allowed so many great products and so many great applications that would look very well in the professional world.”

Students can use Prendergast’s Adobe link adobe.ly/Benjilink to access free Adobe products at Illinois State University and reach out to Prendergast at bdpren1@ilstu.edu.


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