Adobe Education
Educators and Professional Development Specialists

Improv emoji storytelling

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

In this project, students use Adobe Creative Cloud to design and create an emoji of a Disney character. Working in groups, students use the “yes, and...” improvisational technique to write a story that includes each student’s emoji. The goal is for students to understand how to use digital media to communicate their ideas and help viewers visualize and understand their story.

Learning Objectives

  • Use Adobe Creative Cloud to create Disney character emojis
  • Collaboratively write a story including the emojis
  • Present the story 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
Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
5 / 5 • 2 Ratings

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Adobe Education

Posted on 2/27/17 4:08:37 PM Permalink

Hi folks - we completely agree that anyone, regardless of age, can create emoji's and we hope that you are inspired to do so. And if you do, please share what is created and how it went.

Unfortunately, due to legal reasons, the contest can only be open to 18 to 24 year olds. We sincerely apologize for the frustration and thank you for your understanding.

The AEE Team

Russ Merritt

Posted on 2/21/17 9:02:31 PM Permalink

​I teach graphic design at a community college. I have returning to education students, veterans, and many others who are creative, talented and eager, but they are over age 24. This is an ageist and offensive contest that assumes only the youth know texting and emojis. I am surprised and disappointed in Adobe for being so narrow minded. It is your contest and your rules, but I will be passing on to friends in academia, the council on aging, the aclu and others that you exclude those over 24.