Advertising On Campus Town Hall – Wednesday, October 25

Come join us! We have snacks. 

Missed the online town hall meeting? Check it out here:

This Saturday on campus: Competition Workshop with ADV Faculty

















Come to campus this Saturday, October 14th!

Directors and Faculty from the School of Advertising will be on campus to give feedback and help during our Open Studio day on your competition entries, especially for the Young Glory competition (and everyone should be entering!).


WHERE: 180 New Montgomery, 8th floor, room 820 (in the Young & Hungry space)

WHEN: 10:00am – 4:00pm


Come Drop In to this Saturday workshop; no appointments needed!

More on the Young Glory competition can be found on the ADV blog here:

You can also start looking ahead to the Young Ones competition (by the One Show) for early 2018.



One Club Creative Boot Camp winners

Congratulations to all of the AAU School of Advertising students who took part in this year’s Creative Boot Camp put on by The One Club and sponsored by Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners Advertising Agency in Sausalito. This years client was Premiere Protein drink.

Students had three days to knock out an entire campaign and were mentored along the way by a wide range of industry pros from around the Bay Area. On Saturday October 7th, after much sweat, some tears and only one or two fistfights, it was show time and the teams presented their full-fledged campaign ideas to a panel of 9 judges. Take a look below to see the rock star AAU, School of Advertising student winners of this years One Club Creative Boot Camp:

3rd Place

Art Directors – Claudia Arriaga, Angelie Censon, Sasitharan “Asha” Nairm, Copywriter, Stephon Allen and Strategist Ouch Shi

2nd Place

Art Directors – Karolina Edgren, Brice Tan, Camila Silva, Copywriter, Saif Ali and Strategists Minjia Liu and Frans Ahlsberg

1st Place

Art Directors – Lavinia Lurvink, Johanna Granlund, Gaelan Mundorff and Copywriters Ian Blackley and Alexander Elmfeldt

Shine on you crazy diamonds!










One Club Young Ones Student Competition: Briefs are up!

Recovered from One Club Bootcamp yet? No? Well, the One Club Young Ones student competition briefs are up so get crackin’. Find the briefs and more info here.






Immediate Opening: Jr. Copywriter at NYC Agency

A celebrated New York agency has an immediate opening for a junior copywriter. So immediate that the candidate needs to be in NY already. The writer will team with a recent Academy art director graduate. For details, talk to Mark.

This weekend: Enter the Young Glory Student Competition



Time to start entering the Young Glory competition for the 2017-2018 academic year!

This is a competition with a new brief each month, running from September through April. All ADV students are encouraged to enter, at any and every experience level.

The deadline is the last day of each month, so if some of you planned ahead and worked on a submission for September, then there is still time! If not, keep an eye out for the October brief coming up this weekend and get started.







Students should register their teams here:

You must register with this link (instead of the submit page registration) for AAU to pay for your entry.

Make sure to write “Academy of Art University, School of Advertising” for the Agency/School.

Once you register, you do not need to do so again until next September, when the competition year refreshes.

By registering, students will also be able to accumulate points throughout the competition.


From Young Glory team:

“Young Glory is about tracking team points across all 8 rounds; it is important all AAU students pick their ‘team’ now. A team can be 1 person, or max 2 people. So AAU students will need to decide if they want to participate alone or with a partner. Once they decide that, they can register their details at the link…We’ll then be able to assign their points each round to their team (as opposed to one all-encompassing AAU team)”






Go tothe submission page linked here:

(Once the student team is registered, it should show up in the drop-down menu on the submission page)


As the website states, you must be able to submit with a single url link.

September deadline: September 30th 2017, 11:59pm Los Angeles time









Come to one of ADV’s Workshops or visit a full time faculty member or director drop in hours. There are opportunities on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to get help.

Click here for locations, dates and times.

Updated! Drop In Hours, Appointments, and ADV Workshops

There is a new ADV-specific language lab on Thursdays. Details are below!

We also want to remind Advertising students about the opportunities to get support and feedback. Below you will find all the updated details for Director and Faculty Drop In Hours and appointments and our ADV-specific Workshops. 


A quick guide for our workshops:

The Wednesday workshop is for competition, portfolio, and project feedback (run by Terry Jones, drop in basis).

On Thursday we have the Language lab designed to help all students excel in their presentations (run by Monique Aas, drop in or by appointment through

The Friday workshop helps students with using Adobe creative tools, especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (run by Roger Muller, drop in or by appointment through







Attention Glory Seekers

The 2017-2018 Young Glory Competition is upon us. Form your team and sign up today. Academy of Art, School of Advertising will pay for your team’s entries. The first deadline is September 30th, so get crack–a-lackin’.
Here’s how it works:
There are 8 different briefs over the next 8 months. Each one gives your team an opportunity to gain points. You don’t need to only win first place, it’s an aggregate of your 8 different entries.
Chances are the voice in your head is saying things like this:
Hmmmm…..that sounds like a lot of work.
Mmmmm…..I don’t know anyone who wants to work on a team.
Uhhhhhh….I don’t need to do this, I am handsome / beautiful.
Tell that voice to shut up, and then stop instagramming your stunning dinner or adorable cat and get on this immediately.
The Young Glory Competition is well recognized in the industry and having it on your resume, even as just a participant, will help separate you from the crowd.
Go here and sign up:
Then get to work cranking out brilliance.
Send me an email or stop by my office.

Jim Wojtowicz

Drop In Workshops, Labs, and Faculty Hours for Fall 2017

Opportunities to get help from advertising professionals has started.

Please take a look below to see what fits your schedule. There are drop in opportunities in the Portfolio workshop, the ADV ARC tutoring lab, and with all the full time faculty and Directors on the ADV Team.



























Internship Opportunity with ReliaMax


Reliamax is looking for an art intern! If interested, apply to


Art Intern

What’s needed? ReliaMax is seeking an Art Intern to join our San Francisco office. The incumbent will report to the Product Manager. As a member of a small team, he/she will have an opportunity to create beautiful and original art assets for a large audience of users. This opportunity is open to college seniors, recent graduates or graduate students in graphic design, ui/ux design, digital art or similar fields. The incumbent should be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities: We always do whatever it takes, even if it isn’t specifically our “job”. In general, you will be responsible for:

  • Creating illustrations and icons for web and mobile formats.
  • Source photos and content from various stock sites.
  • Create ad assets to promote various company products.
  • Contribute to UI and UX design.
  • Produce videos for marketing and other purposes.


Requirements: More important than the best skills is the right person. You must commit to living our mission, vision, and core values. Once you have those down, the skills and education we need are:

  • Must be a senior in an undergraduate program, recent graduate or graduate student
  • Master in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and Adobe suite apps
  • Ability to quickly iterate on designs
  • Open to positive and constructive criticism
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to multitask and quickly apply new concepts to accomplish assignments
  • Previous experience through work or internship preferred


Confidentiality: This position may have access to confidential information and is expected to follow all applicable rules and regulations to maintain this confidentiality.

Other Details:

            Reports to: Technical Product Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA

ReliaMax is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability employer.