Introducing a XD library for web design, COVID icon templates, and meeting Ella Durham, a Visual Communications Specialist in Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Read on to learn more!

Notes from Happy Half-Hours

Grid of new COVID-19 icons.

Happy Half-Hours

This past quarter we continued to host monthly “Happy Half-Hours” via Zoom. We took a look at our new shared Adobe XD library and COVID-19 icon template. Thanks to everyone who joined for some time to connect!

Each month, we meet virtually for fun and informal Happy Half-Hours. These Zoom events are a great opportunity to meet peers, see what they are working on and get feedback.

Need to mock up a new web page? Matt Bryant provided a guided tour of our new Adobe XD library which was built to make design and development quicker, easier and more consistent. The library includes colors, character styles and components to match those used in the UNL Web Framework.

Stephanie Severin also shared new COVID-19 icon templates which are available to download for use in your own projects.

Want to join us? Sign up for our email list and we will send you an invite for the next Happy Half-Hour!

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Herbie Husker wears a cap and gown on the field in Memorial Stadium.

May Commencement In-Person

The University is holding in-person commencement ceremonies starting today, May 7 at Pinnacle Bank Arena and tomorrow, May 8 at Memorial Stadium.

Former Nebraska football coach, Athletic Director and Congressman Tom Osborne will deliver the keynote address for undergrads . According to University Communication, "the May exercises will be the first time since December 2019 — before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic — that the university has held full-fledged commencement ceremonies in person."

How are you celebrating commencement in your college or department? Have you created any special visual communication pieces for this weekend? If so, please share with us on Slack.

Learn More About Commencement

Tips, Tricks & Resources

A building on campus framed by trees.

Bringing your photos to life in Lightroom

Utilize the power of Lightroom and enhance your images for any use. Learn how to make dull colors in photos more intense with the Saturation and Vibrance sliders with this tutorial from Adobe. 

Lightroom Tutorial