Monthly Archives: November 2018

Take a Look at Amazing Alumni Work

Check out some recent work our awesome alumni is involved in! *whispers excitedly* this could be youuuu.


Shawn Raissi, Senior Art Director for 215 McCann

Forza Horizon 4 Commercial (#5 on YouTube Ads Leaderboard)


Jacob “Pep” Pepper, Associate Creative Director for Pandora

Pandora ‘Sound On’ Campaign

Show Support for Your Classmates!

We wanted to give another quick reminder to vote for our students Johanna Granlund and Amanda Wennberg by December 3rd if you love their work! They are one of six finalists in the Kia Driving Creativity Competition. If you’re curious about the process behind creating the print ad, check out an article written about the duo on Academy News.

If you wish to support Johanna and Amanda, click on the link below to cast your vote!

Deadline Extended: Ideate

We are extending the deadline to apply for the Ideate Portfolio Review to Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:59pm. If you missed the deadline, this is your last chance to apply.

ADV+WNM students can view more information about Ideate here, including guidelines, eligibility, FAQ, and the application form.


What is Ideate?

The Ideate Conference launched in 2015 and has become an established end-of-semester event for students in The School of Web Design and New Media (WNM). The conference brings together students, industry leaders, and program alumni for a day of education, networking, and celebration. Ideate has been a successful launchpad for WNM students to make meaningful industry connections that will often lead to future internship or full-time job opportunities, and we are pleased to partner with The School of Advertising (ADV) for the fall 2018 event.

Workshop Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that if you like having workshops available, please please please sign up at least 48 hours in advance! For example, if there is a workshop on a Friday, you must sign up by Wednesday.

Even if you are debating if you can attend a certain week, or only want to swing by for 10 minutes, signing up ensures your favored workshops will continue. You can review the dates and times of our semester’s workshops below.


Job Opportunity — Inequality Media

Inequality Media is seeking a freelance motion designer/editor ($45/hour) with both an animation and editing skillset to create short videos for our social media platforms. This would be on a video by video basis, but they are looking for someone interested in working with Inequality Media on a regular basis. Videos are scripted and researched and usually end up between 2-4 minutes.
This is the personality and skillset they’re ideally hiring:
  • Cares about politics and economics
  • A Jedi with motion graphics (generating cool graphs, maps, tables, scenes, etc.)
  • A solid editor (pacing, basic color, sound design and mixing etc.)
  • Can take creative license to determine what graphics/archival are needed to support the video and make it more entertaining
  • Available to do about 1-2 videos per month (typically about 4-5 days work/ea.)
  • Must be reliable and meet agreed upon deadlines


Here are some examples of their work:

It’s Up to You (Reich Drawing Style) :

The Next Crash :