What we're about

Hello, and thanks for your interest in joining KCDesignCore — welcome aboard!

Our group was founded in 2007 as one of four official Adobe groups in Kansas City. We're designers, developers, digital photographers, freelancers, producers, in-house corporate marketing types, and interested students of all ages — focusing mostly on visually-oriented products in the entire Adobe Creative Cloud range, with a strong emphasis on XD, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other tools with a visual emphasis. If it's visual, we'll talk about it!

We usually meet on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month, but sometimes special events will change that schedule so always check the web site to see where our next meeting will be!

In early 2013, we made Centriq Training our monthly home. Their recent move took them to the corner of 92nd and Ward Parkway on the Missouri side. But, as with so many other venues, in-person meetings were put on hiatus in April 2020, and remain on hold until we're in a better place regarding COVID-19.

The good news is, we're still very much alive and hosting online events! Adobe provides us with great presentations, speakers, and prizes. If you're a regular participant in our group, you're very likely to take home some fantastic goodies. Twice a year, we are authorized to give away an entire year's subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud — basically "everything Adobe puts out for creatives" on a membership basis. Additionally, throughout the year we have giveaways based on your attendance and participation.

Whether you're just starting out with Adobe tools or you're an experienced designer, we look forward to welcoming you to our community. It's a lot of fun and nobody walks away empty-handed!

Be sure to check us out by looking for @kcdesigncore on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

(Due to the proliferation of spammers and scammers, we've had to resort to approving new members on an as-requested basis rather than letting Meetup auto-join new people. To join our group, we ask that you please use a "real" name and a "real" photo of yourself -- our group is composed of real people, not flowers, pets, or abstract designs. You're a visual type, but here's your chance to show us what YOU look like. Thanks for your understanding!)

Upcoming events (1)

June Photowalk and Big Giveaway

Fountain in Mill Creek Park

Our June photo walk this year will feature the fountains, sculptures, and architecture of the Country Club Plaza. Please note, due to the Creative Pro Conference our meeting date will be one week later than usual.

We will gather at 7:00 at the Mill Creek Park Fountain (the horse fountain) before spreading out to find your best photos. Parking will be available in the plaza. You don't have to have a fancy camera to participate—many members have shot prize-winning photos with their phones.

After the photowalk we will post our best images to a website. We will assemble a panel of distinguished judge(s) to select the prize-winning photo. A prize for the best photo will be awarded at the October meeting.

At 8:30 we will gather again at the Mill Creek Fountain to draw for the Creative Cloud annual subscription--you must be present to win! Each meeting you have attended since January gets you an extra raffle ticket (already in the box), and you must have attended at least one other meeting in the last six months to win. Additional raffle tickets will be available for a $10 donation each.

See you Tuesday night, June 6, at 7:00 pm!
Be sure to RSVP so that we can contact you with any last-minute changes.


Past events (165)

DesignCore Happy Hour!

Strang Hall

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