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.
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.
Apple is accepting applications for its 2020 Orchard program. The Orchard is a full time, yearlong program for emerging talent in:
- art direction
- 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.
Are you a strategist passionate about Apple? Marcom is Apple’s Global Marketing Communications group. They oversee all of Apple’s advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless development and execution of world-class communications.
The Brand Strategy Intern will be expected to support the entire strategy team within marketing communications. Specifically, they will be expected to:
- Support Strategists on informing creative briefs with unique and compelling insights
- Develop competitive analysis of various products or brands
- Collaborate with the larger Marcom team on the assigned projects, within a wide variety of mediums to include: interactive, film, design, retail, etc.
- Assist in the management of various primary research projects
- Work with creative teams to translate insights into compelling and effective work
- Write and design keynote presentations as your primary communications vehicle
You must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program during the time of internship (sorry, no recent grads). Graduation dates of 2020, 2021, or 2022.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Masters Degree in Advertising, Design, or Marketing preferred.
How to Apply: Please apply through our link to submit your resume and additional work sample (case study, presentation, etc) that will give insight into how you think.
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.
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.
Our contacts at Apple have been in touch with news that their one-year, post-grad program for art directors, copywriters, designers, and strategists is accepting applications for a second class.
Applications will be accepted until June 2.
Harlan Kennedy is an excellent speaker and Founder and Director of Strategy at Venables Bell & Partners Orange
He will be speaking to the ADV 623 class tomorrow at 1:00pm in room 370, and anyone who is interested is invited to join in!
About VBP Orange: “We are VBP Orange, an experience design group housed in the independent advertising agency, Venables Bell & Partners. We believe that customer experience matters more than ever and that in order to thrive, brands must continue to find ways of delivering differentiated brand experiences throughout the customer journey.” Learn more at vbporange.com.