Monthly Archives: August 2016

Announcement: Please Welcome Denise LaBuda, Strategy Faculty and Young & Hungry Business Lead

deniseWe are thrilled to announce the addition of Denise LaBuda as a new full-time faculty member to the Advertising department. Denise will serve a dual role as lead faculty for Creative Strategy, and in business development for Young & Hungry.

Denise is an experienced strategist with brands from Fortune 500 to startups. Her experience has spanned brand advertising, marketing, agency management, analytics, strategy, and more. She began teaching strategy classes with us in Spring and has already become a favorite. We look forward to having her to anchor our strategy program and to help Young & Hungry continue to grow.

She will be holding regular office hours and we encourage everyone (especially strategy students) to stop by and get to know her. Please join us in welcoming Denise!

ADV Alum Jack Whalen: Named as one of SF Egotist’s 32 Under 32


Congratulations, Jack, we think you’re pretty great, too!

Check out the interview with Jack here.

Cheer on Former ADV Student Mobolade Ajomale in the Olympics Men’s 4x100m Relay Final on Friday!


Congrats to former ADV student Mobolade Ajomale, Academy of Art’s first ever Olympian! After a successful qualifying round on Thursday, he will be advancing to the Men’s 4x100m Relay Finals as part of Team Canada. Read more here. 

The 4x100m final is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. PT Friday. Live coverage link: Live Results and Live Video.

Become a Student Mentor (paid!)

ArtU is looking for students to offer support to incoming Fall 2016 students as part of our Student Ambassador/Peer Mentorship Program. This is a work-study position that pays $15/hour. To be eligible you will need to be:

  • Eligible for financial aid
  • Knowledgeable about ArtU
  • Helpful, friendly, charismatic

Peer Mentor Recruitment Social Media

Fall Internship Opportunity with Redbook Magazine’s New York Office

Fall Marketing and Advertising Internship

Internship Overview:

Redbook Magazine is offering unpaid internships (for academic credit) with the New York Marketing and Advertising Sales team. The goal of this internship is to provide students with behind-the-scenes look at the daily operations of a magazine, with a focus on sales and marketing.


This internship would provide students with the opportunity to observe and participate in various aspects of advertising and marketing. Each intern will contribute to a variety of projects including but not limited to:

  • Preparing and Updating materials for internal and external client meetings
  • Attending internal sales meetings with LA, Chicago, and Texas team members
  • Participating in team brainstorming sessions
  • Planning and executing special marketing and promotional events
  • Prospecting in trade publications and competitor titles
  • Completing a final project to be presented to the Redbook publishing staff


Interns will also have the opportunity to accompany a Redbook Account Director on a sales call with a client of their choosing. This opportunity provides students with valuable first-hand experience in the preparation and presentation skills necessary to excel in advertising sales.


Internship Requirements:

  • Interest in advertising sales, marketing and/or business
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Effective communicator
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to earn academic credit



  • August 29th – December 9th
  • 9:00AM – 5:00PM Mondays & Fridays, 11AM – 5PM Wednesdays


If you are an interested candidate that can receive academic credit for this internship, please reach out to Taylor Richardson at with your resume and a cover letter explaining your experience and interest in advertising and sales.