Design Challenge: Skateboard Deck

In February 2019, Adobe partnered with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk on a challenge: to design a skateboard deck. The global creative community rose to the challenge in a big way, with so many top-notch entries that it pained us to choose only five winners. Here's the final selection:

Grand prize: Dustin Knotek. Dustin's design will appear in in Tony's new game, Skate Jam (available on iOS and Android), and he'll receive a 13-inch MacBook Pro, one-year subscription to the Creative Cloud, and a skateboard.

Dustin Knotek's winning design.

Second place: Steven Watts and Bayu Gilang Mahardika. Second-place winners also receive 13-inch MacBook Pros and one-year subscriptions to the Creative Cloud.

Third place: Subrata Patowary and Sylvain Rottee. Third-place winners receive one-year subscriptions to the Creative Cloud and skateboards.

Winning entries from Steven Watts (left) and Bayu Gilang Mahardika (right).


Winning entries from Subrata Patowary (left) and Sylvain Rottee (right).


Please note: This challenge ended on February 19, 2019.

  1. Download our skateboard deck templates for Illustrator and Photoshop and our 3D model for Dimension, created by the Adobe Stock team for this challenge.
  2. Use any Creative Cloud tool to design a skateboard deck for the new Skate Jam game.
  3. Share your deck design as an image on Twitter, Instagram or Behance with the hashtag #SkateJamContest by February 19, 2019.

Please see the full rules here.


After you download the deck templates, you can dive right into your design, or you can check out an inspiring tutorial first: "How To Draw a Skateboard Deck in Illustrator." If your design incorporates type, don't miss our skater font pack. To take your design into another dimension, try this tutorial, which comes with a 3D model of a skateboard.


February 5, 2019