Enter the 2021 CA Typography Competition!

If you’ve worked on any typography projects in your classes, consider submitting them to the Communication Arts Typography Competition’s student division!

The selected entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Typography Annual, in print and digital editions, and on commarts.com. Deadline is September 4th.

Be sure to look over the Student FAQs before entering!

Peer Mentorship Program Available

If you’re a new student who needs help transitioning to university life, AAU’s peer mentorship program may be perfect for you. You can schedule one-on-one homework sessions, learn how to network, practice presenting and overall get the tools needed to thrive in your industry.

To sign up or learn more, email campuslife@academyart.edu

BSSP Looking for Alumni Creatives

If you’re an alumni looking for a great agency to work for, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners is looking for full-time mid-level creative teams. If you have a couple years of traditional advertising experience, this could be the perfect fit.

BSSP is currently hiring remotely, but would love to move their hires out to the Bay Area where their office is based. So if you plan to stay or return to the Bay, and create amazing work, contact Kelsey at khonz@bssp.com.

Attend the virtual National ADDY Awards!

Tune in this Friday, June 26th @5pm ET to see the national winners for the 2020 ADDYs! Medal levels will be announced so feel free to join to see what incredible work across the U.S., and AAU students won this year. Use the link below:


Sign Up For June’s Adobe Creative Jam!

If you’re trying to keep up your creative chops this summer, get a small team together and sign up for Adobe Creative Jam! Teams from the US, UK and Canada will compete online from June 19 @ 11:00AM – June 23 @ 1:00PM PST using Adobe XD. Create an awesome experiential project for Adobe x Netflix, and possibly win some prizes and bragging rights. It’s free to sign up, so we’ll give you that link you’re dying to have here:

WFH Copywriter Internship Opportunity!

Still searching for work experience this summer? An alumni from MyHealthTeams is looking for a copywriter intern! If you’ve developed a passion for public health, this paid internship could be a great fit. MyHealthTeams.com is looking for junior/seniors or grad students. Deadline is this Thursday, June 11 11:59pm ET

You can read more about the position and apply here: internfromhome.com/myhealthteams


Spring Show 2020 Award Winners!

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual award ceremony! For those of you who missed it, here’s the list of our winners below. We will also post a video compilation of the live winner announcements on our Instagram account. 

You can check out all the wonderful awarded and finalist work on our main website page academyadv.com, or you can check out AAU’s Spring Show website springshow.academyart.edu. We can’t wait to see what you submit next year, congratulations to this year’s winners and graduating students! 



2020 Summer Speaker Series: “Breaking into the Ad Industry”


Every few weeks, beginning tonight May 27, the Greater San Francisco Ad Club will be conducting a 5 part webinar series with tips on how to break in to the advertising industry, where viewers will have the chance to hear from speakers who will represent different roles within the industry and be able to have their questions answered live on Zoom. This will be a great seminar for current and recently graduated students as well as for instructors, administrators and others interested in the industry

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT LIMITED. Please register for each seminar that is of interest to you:


Art Direction / Copywriting – May 27
Part 1 will feature Zach Canfield, an associate partner and Director of Talent at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Yuri Kagan is Lead Creative Recruiter at The Creative Group.  Register

Account Service – June 10
Part 2 will feature Anika Hasan, Account Manager at Adobe Register

Production – June 24
Part 3 will feature Jeremy Chau, Talent Specialist with RPA in Santa Monica  Register

Social Media / Content Creation – July 8
Part 4 will feature Adrian Whant, Head of Global Marketing/Brand Sponsorship for BBTV. Second presenter to be added soon. Register

Strategy / Research – July 22
Panelists are being finalized at this time  Register


Spring Show 2020 Awards This Thursday!

The time has come! This Thursday, May 14th @ 6:30-7:00pm PST, we are hosting our online Spring Show awards. You can attend through Zoom using this link: https://art.zoom.us/j/4891034599

We hope to see you there! Invite your friends and family. Invite your pets. Invite your neighbor. Invite your Postmates deliverer. Invite your sleep paralysis demon. You get the point. 

Missed the “Secret Sauce” panel this week? “Ketchup” and watch our zoom recording!

If you weren’t able to make it to our panel discussion this past Tuesday, feel free to watch our zoom recording using this link HERE!

Learn what six AAU alums are up to in their fields, and how their creative process works. Have fun watching!