Boston Latin School was particularly foundational in helping Ajewole prepare for the future, supporting both his academic and creative education. It was there that Ajewole encountered Adobe Photoshop, which was his first experience with professional-level creative software.
“I’ve always been interested in art and drawing and Adobe Photoshop really opened my eyes to what could be done in terms of digital artwork and design,” says Ajewole. Throughout high school and college, Ajewole continued working with Adobe creative software to develop photography and videography skills that have led to voluntary and paid projects with the City of Boston, Company One, the YMCA and the ACLU of Massachusetts.
For years, Ajewole expanded his creative skills by trying programmes on friends’ computers and buying individual pieces of software. He discovered Adobe Creative Cloud while at Northeastern University as the university provides access to the software for students.
“I’ve worked with various pieces of Adobe software over the years, but it’s so ingenious to have access to everything through Adobe Creative Cloud,” says Ajewole. “I can try any app that I want and keep building my skills. By learning to think creatively, I’m contributing to my job, studies and the community of Boston.”