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!)

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KCDesignCore December meeting: Demo night and BIG giveaway!

PLEASE NOTICE THE DATE CHANGE! Your organizers had a conflict with the first Tuesday . . . Let's relax and have show and tell! Our annual demo night in December gives everyone the chance to see others' work and to have the chance to win valuable prizes! We will spend the evening seeing what everyone's been up to during the past year, and exploring new tools and techniques with Creative Cloud. This is our "annual demo night" and it also gives us the chance to give away a complete year's subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to one lucky winner. When you RSVP, tell us what you'd like to demo—what you're willing to show and tell. Here's how to get more chances to win... • Just by showing up, you'll receive a raffle chance. • Having earned one for each meeting you've attended since June, those raffle entries will be added to the pile. • If you give a demo of something you've worked on, are currently learning, or just want to show off a technique or tool you've discovered, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket. Demos are limited to 10 minutes. • If you want to buy an additional chance, they are $10 each and the funds will be used to help pay Meetup costs for the group ($180/year) plus incidental expenses. This is always a fun meeting, and gives us the chance to look up from our computers and see what else is going on around us. Come prepared to have fun and win prizes! See you there!

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