Adobe Education
Educators and Professional Development Specialists

Emojis past and present

Project Published 2/15/17 Last updated on 5/16/18

In this project, students use Adobe Creative Cloud to design and create two emojis—a Disney character and an unrelated historical person. Using the emojis as avatars, they write a fictional text message dialogue conversing about a topic of mutual interest. What would Elsa and Al Gore discuss? Or Nemo and Jacques Cousteau? The goal is for students to communicate their understanding of their chosen characters in a fun, creative and visual way.

Learning Objectives

  • Use Adobe Creative Cloud to create Disney character and historical person emojis
  • Write a text message dialogue using the emojis as avatars
  • Present the dialogue and reflect on their learning

Note: this project was originally provided to use in conjunction with a Disney and Adobe emoji contest (February - March 2017), but is now optimized for use with many different audiences and settings.

  • Adobe Capture CC

    Turn any image into a color theme, vector graphic, brush, and more.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Photoshop Sketch

    Create expressive drawings and paintings using natural drawing tools.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

1-2 Hours
CC License
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Claire Richards

Posted on 2/3/18 11:20:01 AM Permalink

​This is great, it allows room for individual expression but is contained. Love the hint of mirroring the design, it really creates the simplified emoji look.

Jennifer Cochran

Posted on 3/5/17 8:28:32 PM Permalink

​This is only open to ages 18-24 enrolled in a post secondary institution. Unfortunately!

Karel te Lintel Hekkert

Posted on 2/23/17 7:35:02 AM Permalink

​I thought it was "Netherlands second", but we are not in too

Arina Pricop

Posted on 2/22/17 6:25:51 AM Permalink

​So.. if I'm from Romania I can't participate? oohh :(

Rachael Stokes

Posted on 2/21/17 11:52:12 PM Permalink

​This looks really cool and will fit right in with the year groups that I may be aiming this at! Wicked! Will keep in touch about the outcomes