Adobe Express

Screenshot of Adobe Express Home Page

What is Adobe Express? 

Adobe Express (formerly called Adobe Spark) is an editing and creation software that allows users to create graphics, web pages, videos, brand elements, and more.

Cost and Eligibility: 

Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Express are available at no cost to all DU students, full-time faculty, and benefitted staff.

Adjunct faculty and non-benefitted staff can request Adobe Creative Cloud through a catalog request.

Features and Benefits: 

  • Choose from a collection of typography including free, professionally designed fonts 
  • Select from thousands of photos on the web or upload from your personal collections
  • Utilize a variety of professional themes, layouts, colors, and fonts
  • Download or share your creations via social media or email
  • Express is mobile and web compatible; projects are automatically synced across the web or the iOS apps

Why should I use Adobe Express? 

Adobe Express is an easy alternative to more complicated programs in the Adobe suite. Use Express to make graphics or social media posts for departmental marketing, create classroom slideshows, presentations, web pages, videos and more. 

If you have ever used Canva, Adobe Express is a very similar alternative that is supported by the University. With endless templates, graphics, and access to Adobe Stock imagery, it's a super simple platform with an easy learning curve. You can also add the DU brand elements (logo, colors, fonts) to easily add to your designs.

How do I start using Adobe Express?

  1. Go to
  2. Select "I'm a Teacher" or "I'm a Student" and use your DU email address to login.
  3. You will be redirected to sign in with your DU credentials.
  4. Start using Adobe Express (this is a web app that you can access from any web browser, without downloading or installing an app on your desktop).