Meet Derek Man Liu, Creative at Wieden + Kennedy on Tuesday, October 8

We’re excited to announce the Small Talk Big Ideas speaker series. Creatives from the industry will share their success stories and answer your questions.

Join us for the kick-off event Tuesday, October 8, 11:00 A.M. Derek Man Liu (ADV BFA 2009), Creative at Wieden + Kennedy London will be with us at 180 New Montgomery, 5th floor gallery. Stop by to learn how an American copywriter built a successful international career at top agencies in Beijing, Shanghai and now London.

Recent and December Graduates: Apple Recruiting for The Orchard 2020

Apple is accepting applications for its 2020 Orchard program. The Orchard is a full time, yearlong program for emerging talent in:

  • art direction
  • copywriting
  • strategic planning
  • brand management
  • creative technology
  • UX design
  • web development
  • photo and video production

Candidates may have a chance for full-time employment upon program completion. Note: You must have full time U.S. work authorization from January to November 2020.

You can find job descriptions and start your applications at the website. Go now because you only have until July 28.


Summer 2019 Internships at MullenLowe

Our friends at MullenLowe let us know they’re recruiting now for Summer internships. Undergrads who’ve completed ADV 346 or are taking ADV 470/475, and grads who’ve completed ADV 670 should jump on this opportunity.

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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

AD2SF Event: Make Opportunity Equal

AD2SF invites you to join speakers from Tesla, LinkedIn, Periscope Data & Neo on Thursday, September 20. The panel will focus on how individuals can impact and grow diversity and inclusion initiatives in their organizations. They’ll explore the perceptions people have versus the reality of diversity in the tech industry today and, more importantly, how others have already made an impact in their organizations.

The evening filled with food, drinks, and inspiring stories directly benefits local nonprofit, Hack the Hood, which has developed an innovative model for introducing low-income youth of color to careers in the tech industry. As an Academy of Art student, you can get $5 off individual tickets with STUDENTDISCOUNT promotional code.

New Opening: SF Bicycle Coalition


Love biking? Love design? The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is looking to hire a Communications Designer. It’s the perfect combination of graphic design, web design and advertising. Check out the link below for more information.


New Openings: Firewood Marketing

Firewood Marketing is on the rise, and they need more awesome creatives. Follow the link to check out what positions are open in San Francisco.

For details, talk to Jess Kaihoi.

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.

Big Ad Gig Competition 2017

The Big Ad Gig has opened applications for the ninth annual competition offering aspiring young creatives the chance at 30-day paid freelance gigs at one of the participating agencies, including CP+B, Venables Bell & Partners, We’re Magnetic and more.

Applying is easy. Creatives only need to submit their portfolios and complete a short application before the deadline on September 13th, 11:59 P.M. EST. The selected finalists will then be given a creative brief from the Ad Council and invited to present their ideas at the New York Times headquarters in New York City during Advertising Week on September 27th. During the event, a panel of esteemed judges will provide feedback to each presentation and choose winners to receive gigs.

Judges include Andre Kassu, Partner & CCO of CP+B Brazil and Miami; Jaime Robinson, Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Joan Creative; Paul Venables, Founder and Chairman of Venables, Bell & Partners; Brian Schultz, Founding Partner and Chief Experience Officer at We’re Magnetic; Maryam Banakarium, CMO at Hyatt; and Sebastian Tomich, SVP of Advertising & Innovation at The New York Times.

MFA Alumni Hosts Apple Event

Selena Davant started her Smile A Day project while studying at the Academy. Since graduating, she has nurtured it to broad acclaim. Now she’s hosting a special event at the Apple Store Union Square and is inviting you to participate. It’s free to sign up.

“Selena Davant has been traveling to different communities capturing the richness of life with her camera through her project, Smile A Day. Bring your iPhone and she’ll show you some of her top techniques for encouraging people to feel comfortable in front of a camera. This walk is about a mile and ends at 7:30 p.m., so wear comfortable shoes and bring a fully charged device.”