Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Adobe Bootcamp (Rescheduled Date)

August 28 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

$225 – $275

Julie Shaffer with Shaffer Creative, who presented at the SMPS Southwest Regional Conference in 2019, is back in Colorado to lead an immersive, A/E/C specific bootcamp on Adobe Creative Suite. You will take away new tips and tricks that will save you time and stress in proposal development, while enhancing your company’s project submissions to the next level. After spending 20 years in the A/E/C industry, she truly understands the headaches that marketers run into while developing winning proposals. The morning will deep-dive into InDesign, covering content beyond the basics. This session is not for the InDesign beginner. Julie will present content that assumes basic understanding of the program and jump right to sharing efficiency tricks, such as a One-Click Resume, CC Libraries, Scripts, and Cells and Tables. Following lunch, the afternoon will cover the other crucial Adobe Creative Suite programs, for creating content in Photoshop and Illustrator that will heighten the photos and graphics of a proposal. The value you will take away from this bootcamp is unparalleled, with Julie being a recognized expert in the world of InDesign and Adobe programs.

Light snacks will be provided in the morning and a full lunch will be provided at noon. Coffee, tea, and water will be available throughout the day.

IMPORTANTThis workshop with be highly interactive and hands-on, so bring your laptop with the latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite programs. Need help making the case to attend? Download our Value Proposition to share with your supervisor.

Program Content:
This special session will feature live, interactive training specifically for our industry and a dedicated Q&A time. Bring your laptop, your questions, and your creativity!

  • InDesign: You’ll learn mind-blowing design methods that you can use right away during this fan-favorite session. Add experience points to your graphic design and proposal production knowledge with efficient style-creation techniques, savvy scripts, handy libraries, and much more.
    • Photoshop: You need an outstanding picture for that proposal you’re working on—so where do you begin once you open your laptop? You’ll learn tips for making eye-catching modifications to project photos and headshots in record time as well as tricks that will make your future photo-editing projects a breeze.
    • Illustrator: Become the graphic design hero you always wanted to be! After this course, you won’t be able to stop creating ingenious vector-based elements, including charts and graphs, for your marketing collateral.
    • Acrobat: This tool is far more powerful than you think. Find out what makes it so useful for collaborating and editing—no trapeze required!

What sets this Adobe software training apart?
It’s tailored to A/E/C marketers like you! Julie got her start producing proposals for an engineering firm and has spent nearly 20 years in the industry. She’s known for her ability to streamline complex marketing processes, create memorable graphics, and present project sites in a new light through her award-winning photography. Whatever marketing issue you and your firm are facing, Julie and the team at Shaffer Creative can help.


7:30 – 8:00 AM Check-in
8:00 – 12:00 PM InDesign Training
12:00 – 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30 PM Photoshop Mini-Session
1:30 – 2:30 PM Illustrator Mini-Session
2:30 – 3:00 PM Q&A / Group Discussion



Merrick & Company
5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd.
Greenwood Village, CO United States
+ Google Map