You’re likely navigating a whole new set of challenges these days. And more than ever, the quality of your online communications and connections can make all the difference. We hope in a small way, providing the following resources, stories, and community efforts will help you navigate the challenges and changes we’re facing.
We’ll keep this space updated as the situation unfolds and as we continue to work on initiatives aimed at helping you create strong online communities.
Two Months of Adobe Spark for Free
We’re offering Adobe Spark Individual Plan, including its premium templates and branding features, free for two months, in an effort to help you continue your social media, marketing, and education efforts during this time. From now until June 15, 2020, customers worldwide can get two months of a paid individual Adobe Spark plan by signing up for a special one-time trial on the web. Here’s how to take advantage:
If you’re already a Spark member with an individual plan, you’re all set! Monthly subscribers will have received credit for their next two billing cycles and annual plan holders will be billed for 10 months instead of 12 upon renewal. You should have received a confirmation email from us, so no need to do anything.
If you’re new to a paid Adobe Spark plan, simply follow this link to sign up! Note that we can only make this offer available through the web, but your projects will sync across Spark’s companion mobile apps as usual. Please be sure to sign up for the offer via our web program.
From templates to empower your essential communications to resources and tips for getting online, we’re creating new learning materials aimed at supporting your critical business efforts, staying connected, and mobilizing your online communities.
Staying Safe and Connected During Coronavirus
Find templates for sharing critical, factual information, keeping your business running, and connecting with others online.
Resources for Moving Your Programs Online
Learn how one small martial arts studio moved their entire class schedule online in a matter of days, and how you can too! Plus, distance learning guides for educators.
How to Form a Community Volunteer Group
Learn how one organizer mobilized her neighborhood to safely care for its at-risk community, and get the templates to start your own local volunteer group.
Job Searching Support
Looking for a job is never easy. Here are expert tips on crafting the best resume, writing an effective LinkedIn headline, and how to create a LinkedIn cover photo that creatively showcases your skills could help give you the edge.
8 Brilliant Ways to Make Money from Home
Entrepreneur coach Ryan Robinson covers eight profitable projects and jobs you can start from home.
Six months free — Microsoft 365 Business Basic
We’ve partnered with Microsoft to offer Spark users Microsoft 365 Business Basic free for six months with an annual subscription. Chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place with Microsoft Teams, and get access to 1TB of cloud storage (per user) and web versions of Office apps including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. New users can sign up here!
Watch this space for an updated list of offerings and resources. Have a suggestion? Need something specific? Please provide feedback here.
Opportunities to Learn and Have Fun
There’s no way around it. This situation is, at best, destabilizing. And at worst, catastrophic for many worldwide. While we each do our part to help frontline workers and protect at-risk populations by practicing social distancing, we’ve rounded up activities and projects to help you stay creative and connected during these stressful times.
30 Creative Things to Do While Physical Distancing
Creative, soul-soothing things to do whether you’re sheltering in place alone or with your family.
Sharpen Your Design Skills with Nicte Cuevas’s IGTV Tutorial Series
Spark ambassador, small business owner, and design coach has created over 100 Adobe Spark tutorials
Join Spark’s Creative Fitness Challenge
Let Adobe Spark product manager and branding coach Veronica Belmont help you whip your marketing shape. In this series, get 10 tutorial videos and accompanying prompts that will help you build a strong brand online.
@AdobeSpark on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest
We’re amping up our social media presence. Connect with us on any of these platforms by tagging us or using the hashtag #AdobeSpark. We love to re-share great content to spread creativity.
Introducing Spark Live!
We’re hosting virtual chats and activities with Spark ambassadors, Adobe product leaders, and other interesting folks via live streams on our Facebook and Twitter channels at 11am PST on Tuesdays. Check out our current schedule:
Have an idea for a live stream? Want to host one? Send us an email at AdobeSparkLive@gmail.com.
More Relief Efforts from Adobe
Spark is proud to be part of the Adobe family, which is dedicated to partnering with other companies and organizations to provide emergency response support. Adobe recently announced a $3 million commitment to trusted organizations that are providing vital assistance to our neighbors – locally and globally. Read more about these donations.
In addition, Adobe is immediately implementing a number of customer-friendly programs intended to provide continued access to vital business tools, including helping educators facilitate distance learning through greater access to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps and free distance learning resources.
Thank you for being a part of the Spark community. Your creativity inspires us daily.
The Adobe Spark team