The Creative Studio is the Create area of the Learning Commons which supports learning at the University of Miami through the co-location, coordination and enhancement of existing academic services. The University of Miami Libraries’ Learning Commons is the result of collaboration with campus partners including the Camner Center for Academic Resources, Academic Technologies, Writing Center, and Math Lab. Creative Studio has services in Richter Library, Music Library, the Rosenstiel School Library, and the Architecture Resource Center.


Creative Consultants

  • Sofia Diaz
    Finance and Broadcast Journalism Major
  • Ananya Gupta
    Computer Science Major
  • Cameron Gwynn
    Graduate Student – School of Music
  • Aaron Hawkins
    Advertising Management Major
  • Anne-Marie Issa
    Poli-Sci, Int. Studies, History Major
  • Jamaya Purdie
    Chemistry Major
    Photography Minor
  • Pujan Patel
    Sociology Major
  • Mariana Toro
    Mental Health Counseling Major

Adobe Library Research Scholars

The Adobe Library Research Scholars Program, inaugurated in 2018, builds on the success of the existing Library Research Scholars Program. Thanks to a generous endowment provided by Adobe Systems Inc., two undergraduate students will be selected each year to serve as Adobe Scholars. The award-winning students will participate actively in the existing program, receive specialized training from experts associated with the Creative Studio, create an audiovisual and/or multimedia intellectual project, and serve as creative consultants to help other UM students maximize the potential of Adobe Creative Cloud and other related tools and software.

2021-2022 Adobe Scholars

Esther Alexandre
Project Proposal: The effects of introducing STEM careers to young girls at a younger age and how it would impact their career aspirations.

Alison McWalters
Project Proposal: The impact of modern, progressive retellings of classical mythology and how it mirrors the ways in which cultural minorities of antiquity chose to interpret these stories.


2020-2021 Adobe Scholars

Ava De Leon
Project Proposal: A digital presentation including live footage and digital graphics to showcase sustainability initiatives on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.

Taylor Washington
Project Proposal: Research on the factors in the creation of racially discriminatory policies in the United States, and an exploration of the lasting effects of these policies, shared in a TED-talk with an accompanying Adobe Spark site.

2019-2020 Adobe Scholars

Noor Khaled
Project: Video and scholarly paper on the uses of the First Amendment on college campuses, augmented with oral histories, if time permits.

Nhadya Lawes
Project: A Different Image, Another Sound: Resistant Rhetoric and Black Identity


2018-2019 Adobe Scholars

Armani Rodriguez
Project: Emergence of South Florida Hip Hop

Amber Tavakoly
Project: In the Eye of the Activist: Surveying Student Movements through Visual Mediums