Celebrating an amazing season
Adobe brought the fun to this year’s Fan Fest at the NWSL Championship. Combining sports, music, and creativity, fans enjoyed a free live concert by singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs on the Adobe Stage, an interactive photo op at the Adobe Fan Booth, and the chance to see the inspiring work by the four members of the Adobe Creator Class. (Scroll down to learn more about them.)

Combining passions
Adobe is proud to provide a greater platform for women like Trinity Rodman, Forward for the Washington Spirit and Adobe Creative Ambassador.


Finding inspiration
with Creator Class 2023

Explore the work of our inaugural Creator Class, four artists who each worked with their favorite club to develop projects throughout the season.

Inspired by their love of soccer, the members of the Creator Class applied their talents to four themes. The excitement of the game pushed them to make it bold, the fans inspired them to make it possible, the teams drove them to make it powerful, and the league led them to make it legendary.

  • Krystina Brown
  • Yadi Liu
  • Ashley Taylor
  • Rosie White
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Kristna Brown

Krystina Brown, Washington, DC

Creator Class team partner: Washington Spirit

Photographer, graphic designer, and sports lover Krystina Brown is always looking for moments that deliver emotional impact. Whether watching women’s soccer on TV or in person, she finds inspiration in the athletes’ abilities and performance. As a member of the Creator Class, she looks to capture the excitement of NWSL — from big matchups to little moments on the field. Check out some of her work at kgabriellephoto.com or @krystinagabrielle

Krystina’s Project 4: The League

My final project highlights some of my favorite things about this league: the players, their skill and competitive spirit, and the growing fan base. As a photographer, it's been so fun to capture big moments in the NWSL. I remember shooting my first NWSL game in 2016 and just seeing the growth and investment over the years has been so special. The players have made this league one of the most competitive in the world and I wanted to spotlight that in my project. I’m grateful for all the players that got us where we are today, and I'm excited to see where this league goes next.

Krystina’s Project 3: The Team

This project is a graphic featuring some of the star players on the Washington Spirit. I chose images that showed off the personality and energy of the players and team. I also chose a variety of players to include, like newcomer Ouleymata Sarr and top defender Sam Staab. The glass text “Spirits” is a nod to the team nickname that started a couple of years ago between the fans and players. The gold star represents the team's championship win in 2021. The graphic also features Audi field, the team's permanent home that has seen increasing fan attendance this year. Overall, I wanted to create a graphic that reflected the fun and youthful energy of the team.

Krystina’s Project 2: The Fans

My second project centers around the uniqueness and creativity of fans in women's soccer. Local fan support and culture is important, and I wanted to capture a bit of that with members of the Washington Spirit's supporter groups, Rose Room Collective and the Spirit Squadron. This project also shows off fan creativity through images of tifos, posters, drums, and activities at games. The soccer field lines surrounding the pictures represent the connection between fans and the beautiful game.

Krystina’s Project 1: The Game

This series of photos I’ve taken represents what the game of footy means to me, from the joy of watching Washington Spirit games in person down to the small details on the pitch. It’s the first year the Spirit are playing all of their home games in the district, so I’ve included photos taken throughout the city. I chose black-and-white photography to reflect this year’s rebranding of the team and wrapped the player names within the shape of the team crest.

Yadi Liu, New York, NY

Creator Class team partner: NJ/NY Gotham FC

Visual artist Yadi Liu believes that art can express life’s truths, including the beauty she sees around her in various forms — the human body, nature, architecture, and relationships. As a member of the Creator Class, she seeks to portray the diversity and inclusivity of teamwork and the fierce, competitive spirit of NWSL players as they push themselves and their opponents to their limits. Explore her illustrations at yadiliu.com or @yadiiart

Yadi’s Project 4: The League

To emphasize the unity of the 12 teams coming together as one league, I represented the teams with players of different skin colors. They wear their respective team jerseys and strike various poses, ultimately forming a unified NWSL. This symbolizes that, regardless of the various backgrounds of the players and the different teams they belong to, they all share the same spirit of the sport.

Yadi’s Project 3: The Team

Inspired by the theme “The Team," this project features forwards (FW), midfielders (MF), defenders (DF), and goalkeepers (GK) from Gotham F.C., each depicted with different skin tones to symbolize the diversity within the team. Athletes from each position are portrayed in their respective roles, coming together as a unified force, charging forward. Soccer is woven throughout the entire animation, accompanied by rhythmic music, connecting all the characters and showcasing the unified spirit of Gotham F.C.'s women's soccer team.

Yadi’s Project 2: The Fans

In this project, I use the enthusiasm of fans to express sportsmanship. A diverse crowd gathers together to cheer for the players and in a moment, everyone unites as a whole. I used passionate music and bright colors to reflect the unwavering, spiritual connection between the game and the public.

Yadi’s Project 1: The Game

Using rhythmic audio to emphasize the vitality and passion of the game of soccer, my video shows how all the players are working hard in the center. There’s intensity, but also a joyful atmosphere represented with bright colors and lively music.

Ashley Taylor, Orlando, FL

Creator Class team partner: Orlando Pride

Graphic designer Ashley Taylor favors bold illustration, strong typography, and bright colors — a style that matches her passion for soccer. As a former player, she learned about dedication and how to grow from your mistakes. As a member of the Creator Class, she’s inspired by the positive impact today’s NWSL players have on younger generations and looks to showcase fans and players alike. Find samples of her designs at cringeworthy.us or @the_ashbash

Ashley’s Project 4: The League

Inspired by the remarkable progress of women's professional soccer and the promising future it holds, my project is driven by the increased investment, interest, and passion surrounding the women's game. Focusing on the cities represented by the NWSL, my creative approach uses the unique infrastructure as frames for the imagery. By incorporating the utility cap, I aim to encapsulate the spirit of setting a strong foundation. The use of Risograph printing introduces a textured and gritty quality, providing a distinctive and artistic dimension to the project. I created imagery to celebrate the sport and how far we have come, how strong this league is, and the passion and excitement for the future.

Ashley’s Project 3: The Team

This project showcases a collection of animations using a Risograph machine. These animations blend vibrant colors, bold shapes, and imagery to celebrate the renewed vitality of the Orlando Pride in the current season and the creative energy of our city. Each frame was printed out one color at a time, collaged, and scanned back in. Then I opened them in Adobe Photoshop and assembled with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Ashley’s Project 2: The Fans

My second project comprises 35 handprinted screen prints that pay homage to the devoted fans of the Orlando Pride. Layered imagery conveys the unwavering loyalty and passion of the supporters at home and in the stands. Dedicated to the enduring connection between the fans and their beloved team, these prints utilize bold color to depict the vibrant spirit and energy that make being an Orlando Pride fan so great.

Ashley’s Project 1: The Game

“My love letter to soccer” is a heartfelt homage to the beautiful game. I show how soccer has profoundly shaped my life, molded my identity, and imparted invaluable lessons at every turn. After dedicating years to playing, I made a leap into the world of art and design. Surprisingly, despite not possessing the same skillset as my peers, the wisdom I gained from soccer became my hidden advantage. It ignited an unwavering determination, resilience, and adaptability, serving as the bedrock for my creative career.

Rosie White, Seattle, WA

Creator Class team partner: OL Reign

Graphic designer, photographer, and former professional soccer player Rosie White enjoys creating art that makes people feel a variety of emotions, from empowered and happy to included, curious, and moved. As a Creator Class member, she looks forward to portraying the inspirational strength and power of NWSL athletes. See her designs, photos, and more at movewithjustb.com or @rosiewhite

Rosie’s Project 4: The League

The NWSL has defied conventional growth norms on a remarkable journey where players have made history by championing change and equality in women's sports. From the league’s inception to the present, NWSL players have left an indelible mark as pioneers, igniting a new era for female athletes. They've shattered attendance records, reached diverse audiences, and advocated for equal pay. The evolution has been legendary.

Rosie’s Project 3: The Team

Take a tour through the NWSL's history with OL Reign! "Evolving Realms" unveils the gritty, determined spirit that has fueled OL Reign since their founding in 2012. From the early days as one of the NWSL's pioneers to the present, this project encapsulates the roller coaster of changes in location, coaches, and players that define the club's legacy. Join us as we celebrate 11 years of grit, glory, and unwavering passion in the beautiful game, honoring OL Reign's evolution and looking forward to what's next in this incredible journey.

Rosie’s Project 2: The Fans

Welcome to a global celebration of the beautiful game powered by passionate fans like you. With your unwavering dedication, the stadiums come alive, exuding an electrifying energy that transcends borders. Together, we cultivate the essence of the game, forging connections and nurturing a vibrant community. Through your boundless creativity, the possibilities become endless, and every moment gains significance. Your invaluable contributions transform the game, making it a symbol of unity, purpose, and pure joy.

Rosie’s Project 1: The Game

“Thanks teammates” is a playful and personal homage to the remarkable power of women's soccer and the athletes I’ve been lucky enough to call my teammates. It’s a letter of gratitude to the players on OL Reign, and a celebration of the unyielding grit and spirit of the players that inspires me and the world around them.