Art Directors

HOT! Small Talk Big Ideas One More Time

Join us Tuesday, May 19 at 11:00 A.M. PDT, and meet John Paul Napleton from Mother New York. Working with some of the most influential brands in the industry, JP excels at connecting creatives with clients.

Update: If you missed the talk, watch the recording now.

Small Talk & Big Ideas Returns

Yes, our industry speaker series is back, albeit in work-from-home-friendly form. Join us Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 A.M. PDT, and meet Aisha Ann Hakim, Sr. Art Director, Venables Bell + Partners. She has been named one of the top 30 most creative women in advertising, judged the One Show judge, and founded Fellow—the first woman-to-woman advertising professional community. Have your questions about starting a career in uncertain times ready and click through to the Zoom room.

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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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.

Win a $10,000 scholarship and a trip to Cannes Festival

Here’s a great contest that’s open right now. Ad Age magazine is partnering with Kia Motors on an exciting contest that is free to enter for any student. You are asked to create a print advertisement for Kia. All finalists will have their work featured in Ad Age and compete for the grand prize of a trip to the Cannes Festival and $10,000 toward tuition. Download the creative brief and brand assets from the contest site then start brainstorming. But hurry. The deadline is September 30.

Women: Get a $5,000 Advantage

Our friends at agency WongDoody support increased female leadership in the advertising industry. And they’re putting their money where their mouth is with a $5,000 Women in Advertising Scholarship. Applications are being accepted until June 29. To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a female.
  • Be a currently enrolled student at a college in the United States, and have completed at least her sophomore year of undergraduate studies or her first year of portfolio or graduate school.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by her school.
  • Be pursuing an advertising career in a creative role including but not limited to copywriter, art director or designer.

Go get all the details and apply right away. The winner will be announced on August 8, 2018.

Summer Internships at BSSP

BSSP in Sausalito is searching for summer interns. Art directors, copywriters, graphic designers, and interactive designers who are interested should email the recruiter and ADV alum Anjana Kacker right away. Make your subject line “Intern Candidate.”

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.