Adobe is not doing graphic design internship programs.
Instead, the software giant is providing graphic designers with “a wide range of tools to develop graphics.”
“Our goal with graphic design is to help our customers create their graphics with more confidence,” Adobe CEO and cofounder Eddy Cue told the Business Insider website.
“In the case of graphic design for Adobe products, we offer graphic design and web design as one tool.”
Cue went on to say that Adobe “works closely with our partners in the graphics industry to provide them with the resources they need to succeed.”
Adobe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Adobe website does not list graphic design programs specifically, and the company did not respond to an emailed request for clarification.
There is also no official graphic-design program.
Adrian Smith, a graphic designer at the Washington Post, has written extensively about the subject of graphic designers internships in recent years.
Smith has said that, “Most of my graphic design work has been done for Adobe and I have been in it since 2008,” but he said that the “reserve of Adobe’s talents is limited.”
This isn’t the first time Adobe has said it is not actively recruiting graphic designers.
In 2013, Adobe said that it was planning to expand its graphic design program to more than 20% of the company’s workforce by 2020.
Since then, the company has continued to add graphic design talent to its roster, but that number has fallen to around 2% of its workforce.
At the time, Smith said that Adobe was “trying to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce,” and that the company was working to fill the positions “with people who are working in creative areas or on graphic design-related projects.”
In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, Cee said that Adobe has “a lot of talent that are on our team and who have gone to places where they have done graphic design or design-based work.”
He said that he is confident that the Adobe program will continue to grow in the future.
However, the fact that Adobe is no longer actively recruiting is still a source of concern.
Earlier this year, Graphic Designers Guild International (GDGI) called for Adobe to “step up” to recruit graphic designers, calling it a “key barrier” to hiring and retaining them.
GDGI, which represents graphic designers in the United States and Europe, has a policy called “Awarding Graphic Designers Internship Awards” that requires Adobe to identify, train, and hire graphic designers as part of their program.
In an August 2016 article for Gizmodo, GDIGI executive director Tom Chatham said that “a lack of Adobe support for graphic design interns in the past has caused some of our members to feel as though Adobe is choosing to ignore them.” However , Cieff wrote in The Guardian that “Adobe has no plan to hire more graphic designers because it doesn’t want to.”
While Adobe has long provided support for its own graphic design internship programs, in the past few years, it has expanded its programs to include a number of other industry companies.
For example, Adidas recently announced it would create a graphic design school for graphic designers that will “develop and nurture talented individuals with a passion for design.”
Last year, Microsoft created an internship program called “Adobe Creative Works” that will train designers in its digital advertising agency and other work areas.
And Microsoft recently launched a new program called Advance Design Studio, which will provide graphic designers a “platform to connect with other designers and help them pursue their passion and career goals.”
The programs are expected to launch later this year.