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D&AD New Blood Awards: There’s still time to enter!



There is a new line-up of irresistible briefs, set by 18 big-name brands:

21GRAMS, Audible, BBC, Chivas, Do the Green Thing, The Walt Disney Company, Duolingo, Editor X & XL Recordings, giffgaff, Google Fonts & HMCT, Netflix, Penguin, Snap, Superunion & Black Girl Gamers, The Case for Her & Project Drawdown, Top Trumps, Walkers, ustwo games.

For more information, visit their website!

REMINDER: Fall ’21 Online Director Town Hall is tomorrow!

Hello students! Join us online in a Zoom webinar for our department to share information about upcoming events and announce any new classes.

If you haven’t already, this is also a great chance for you to meet the directors! There will also be an opportunity to ask questions live and have any concerns addressed by members of our department.

When: Thursday, October 21st at 3:00pm Pacific Time (PDT)
Where: Online, via Zoom Webinar (register to receive access instructions)

Click here to register!

Young Glory 2021 competition is here!

8 months. 8 briefs. 8 big name judges. Starting now through April, your team will be tasked to complete a different brief each month. Both ADV and WNM students are encouraged to participate – these briefs will help hone skills and creative thinking essential for impactful designs. And the best part: WE WILL PAY FOR YOUR ENTRY FEE!



Step 1: Register your team here You must register with this link for AAU to pay for your entry

*When you sign up for membership, PLEASE remember to enter “School of Advertising, Academy of Art University” under the Agency/School field so we can pay for your entry fee

Step 2: Enter the Competition for the current month (don’t worry if you missed it, there will be a new one next month)

Step 3 (optional): Ask for feedback on your entries before submitting…come to Faculty office hours!

Email for any questions. Good luck!

Fall ’21 Faculty office hours start this week!


Fall semester is in full swing and what better way to get into a groove than to meet with your Department Faculty members! Office hours are open for all students and do not require appointments (unless noted) so feel free to stop by during their designated times. Please remember that other students will be attending and it is first-come/first-served…we ask you to be patient and respectful of each other’s time.


As always, please reach out to the department for any questions or concerns. Have a great week everyone!


Are You a Mad Creative?!

The Mad Creatives, a movie poster and entertainment marketing agency, is looking for a paid intern and recent graduate (or soon to graduate) who has excellent skills in Photoshop. The intern needs to be really good with PSD and Adobe creative suite, but especially Photoshop.

This is part time remote work similar to a paid internship where they can train you. They are looking for a junior (but awesome) photoshop person and production pro! Students can mention they were referred by Cybele Zufolo at the Academy of Art University.

Learn Entertainment Advertising and Photoshop from the best in the business! The Mad Creatives designed movie posters for The Dark Knight, Jurassic World, Wizards Tales of Arcadia and more. Check out more info here

Please send your resume to and CC David Pearson at and Marcus Almarez at

ON CAMPUS Class for Fall Semester – Young & Hungry Creative Lab

Are you ready to be back on campus? ON CAMPUS class option for ADV/WNM students now available!

Young & Hungry Creative Lab is back on campus for Fall semester! Work on real client work, competitions, and other creative projects in a collaborative, real work environment. You’ll collaborate with students from a range of majors, develop mad brainstorming chops, sharpen your pitch skills by presenting to real client reps, and crank out some outstanding work for your portfolio.

See more from Young & Hungry:

Talk to your advisor to enroll in ADV 498.02/ADV 695.02 The Agency

  • Open to both grad and undergrad students.
  • For online students and those who wish to remain remote this class is also offered via Zoom.
  • Also open to friends from other majors.
  • Already been a part of Y&H? This class may be taken twice.
  • All students and instructors will be expected to follow AAU Covid-19 safety guidelines.
  • Email or with any questions!

Summer 2021 Office Hours!

Hey students!

Hope your Summer semester is off to a great start. Happy to announce Office Hours are now open: our full-time Faculty is available for any questions you may have so please don’t hesitate to drop by. Unless noted, office hours are drop-in, no appointment needed and first come/first served:

MUNI Art 2022: Call for Artists!

Here’s your chance to be a MUNI artist and have your work on SF buses all over the city!

SF Beautiful is celebrating seven years of Muni Art and has announced this year’s theme:
Each artist has eight panels to showcase their work which will be installed in 100 muni buses throughout San Francisco

DEADLINE: Friday, July 16, 2021

For more info and details, check out

Application is available here!

2021 Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship!

Hi students!

Check out this amazing scholarship opportunity from The Rose Pak Community Fund, a local organization serving SF’s API community:


​What is the Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship?

The Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based award offered to students of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) origin, who is from San Francisco Bay Area and wants to get an education in preparation for a career in public service. The 2021 Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to five students in the amount up to $5,000 each. The scholarship may be applied to tuition only. We will not accept applications from international or foreign-exchange students.


​Who are the Rose Pak Scholars?

​Rose Pak Scholars are API students who have been recognized by the Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship as future leaders in the community. They have the drive to serve the community and have demonstrated leadership potential in the past that in time should enable them to improve the ways that public entities – be they government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public and private educational institutions, or advocacy organizations – serve the public good.

Who is eligible to receive a Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship?

​1. Asian Pacific Islander (API) students who are entering or currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university as an undergraduate in 2021 fall or 2022 Spring semester

2. Students must be from San Francisco Bay Area, a member of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, and from a low-income family

3. Priority for applicants who are the first in their immediate families to attend college.

Applicants must demonstrate experience of leadership and an intent to pursue a career in public service. A career in public service is defined as working in an area that will advance the empowerment and improvement of outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color. This can encompass working in a community-based nonprofit organization, the public sector, and elected office.




APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/30/2021 at 5pm

Links: Spring Show Awards ceremony + Grad Party

For those of you who were unable to attend last week’s big events, recordings of both Spring Show 2021 Awards and the ADV/WNM Department Grad party are below:

Spring Show Awards

Graduation Party

Congratulations to all the winners and grads! Have a great summer! xo