Monthly Archives: March 2021

Friendly Reminder: Office Hours Available for You!

We hope you had a wonderful Spring Break! And hopefully you got enough rest to tackle midterms. If you feel like you’re falling behind, or want to really prepare and fine tune your projects, take advantage of our office hours! Our full-time faculty want to help and talk with you, regardless if you are taking one of their classes this semester. 

Andrea Pimentel:

Fred McHale:

Mark Edwards:

Terry Jones:

DC Scarpelli:

Design Competition Alert!

Attention all designers, artists & creatives! Check out another great competition coming up this year to flex your creative muscles and showcase your best work:

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all art & design students (undergraduate and postgraduate) graduating in 2021 (Southern hemisphere graduating after October 2020) in any related discipline


  • Fashion / Textiles / Accessories
  • Fine Art / Photography / Journalism
  • Visual Communication / Moving Image / Film
  • Industrial / Product / Interiors / Architecture
  • Ceramics / Jewelry / Glass / Craft

Head over to their website for more details and information on how to enter. Good luck!

2021 Spring Show Submissions Now Being Accepted!

What better way to kick off spring break than by announcing Spring Show submission entries are now open until Monday, April 12th! Please be sure to go over Spring Show submission guidelines, which can be found here.

We also have a great resource that includes all the important dates regarding Spring Show, both ADV and WNM submission guidelines, and the submission form. Access it using the link:

We can’t wait to see what student work you’ve been creating this past year, good luck!

Spring Show 2021 Submissions Guidelines


You must be a student in the ADV department, and your submitted work must be toward your ADV degree or part of a student competition. This can include work created in other departments’ courses or in student competitions. The submitted work must have been created between April 6, 2020 and the submission deadline of April 12, 2021.


New! Please submit one thumbnail plus one to six project media. Example with six project media (four images and two videos).

The thumbnail image must be a PNG 1166px x 656px and contain a representative image of your campaign or project. This image will be visible on the main ADV Spring Show site.

Your first project media must be an image, PNG 1920px x 1080px. Subject matter may include:

  • staged images of your project in the appropriate environment (hero shots)
  • explanations, process, strategy
  • print ads, OOH, dimensional pieces, social media, and/or email
  • screenshots or still renderings of video and motion frames
  • any combination of the above

You may submit up to five additional media:

  • still images (PNG 1920px x 1080px)
  • audio, motion graphics, or video files hosted on Vimeo (no embedded or YouTube links, please)
  • websites, interactive pieces, and prototypes
  • other non-traditional media


Not all entries will be chosen for Spring Show.

Large-scale, multi-component projects and integrated campaigns will be favored.

Creators of projects selected for inclusion in the Spring Show will be notified by the email included in the submission form. So it is important you submit with an email you check regularly.


How many projects can I submit?

You may submit up to 3 separate projects. If you need to resubmit a project, please email with the subject line “ADV Spring Show Resubmit”

Can a group project be submitted?

Yes! There is a place in the form to include those additional student names.

Would a group project count as one of my three projects that I can submit?

If the student who submits that project wants to also submit three other projects, please notify the department at to get a project cap exception.

My instructor says he/she submitted my work for Spring Show. Do I need to do anything?

Yes. Students must fill out the submission form for each project submitted. Any work recommended to ADV in any other form will not be considered.

Can I submit work from a non-ADV class?

Students can submit projects created in a major class or competition from April 6, 2020 through April 12, 2021.

Who picks the work to be included in Spring Show?

Once the submission deadline passes, work will be collected and blindly adjudicated by the ADV Directors and Faculty.

Submission Form

ADV Submission Form

Calling All Artists — Ad Age Cover Contest

Ad Age’s annual Young Creatives Cover Competition is open for submissions, and this year’s theme looks to the future. For 2021, Ad Age is asking entrants aged under 30 to imagine what Ad Age’s cover will look like 10 years from now. What will be captivating advertisers and marketers’ attention in a decade, what will the agency of the future look like, what will be the biggest trend in marketing and what will be advertising’s most difficult challenge in 2031?

Entry is free and winners will see their design appear on Ad Age’s June 14 cover, in the print edition that publishes the week of Cannes Lions. They will also win a virtual pass to this year’s festival. More details here.

Submissions are open now and deadline is April 15 @ 5pm EDT

Congrats to our 2021 ADDYs winners!

We are so proud of our student winners, our school was well represented in multiple categories across Gold, Silver, Bronze, and even Best in Show! The students who won are listed above, but if you’d like to read more about the specific projects and categories, or browse other awarded work, check it out here:

If you’re getting FOMO for this year’s competition season, submissions are open for the One Club Young Ones. Check out more info on how to enter here. Plus you’ll be able to submit work to Spring Show soon. Congrats to our winners again!

One Club Young Ones Submissions Form Now Open

The 2021 One Club Young Ones submissions are open, and in order to waive the submission fees you must enter your work through the department’s Google form. The deadline is Wednesday, March 24 @ 11:59pm PST. We’re excited to see your work! 

Young Ones Google Form link:

Contact if you have questions/concerns. 

Apply for Butchershop Summer Internship

Butchershop is looking for three Summer 2021 Interns in different disciplines. You’ll be involved in both client work and creating content for their other programs. This is a paid internship running from July 1 – September 1, working 30 hours a week.  To learn more about the positions, read the descriptions below. Applications are open now, the sooner you submit the better! 

Communications Intern

Will support the Global Program Director and Communications Director on all external communications for Butchershop, from producing social content to scaling a press push around a new product launch.

People + Culture Intern

Will support the People Experience Manager and Chief Operating Officer, helping iron out details for their next La Crème Summit, brainstorming a new virtual engagement program or jumping in on any of the thousand other ways they keep Butchershop a Great Place to Work®.

Design + Partnerships Intern

Will work closely with the Global Brand Director on World’s Greatest Internship programming, content and outreach. We know, it is pretty meta. 

Attend the Greater SF ADDYs Virtual Gala This Friday

This Friday, March 12 will be the Greater San Francisco American Advertising Awards Student Gala! The Student Gala will be online LIVE at 7:00 pm while the professional Gala will be on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm. Both will be free, but you will need to register in advance to hold your spot. Come to see the winners this year and support your fellow AAU classmates!

Student Gala:

Professional Gala:

Reminder: Town Hall This Tuesday 3/9

Don’t forget — the ADV/WNM virtual town hall is next week! Come to our zoom chat starting Tuesday, March 9th @ 4pm PST. Register in the link below: