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Young & Hungry Creative Lab Panel Discussion


Join us for an online Q&A panel discussion that explores the creative process of six AAU grads from Advertising, Web Design & New Media, and other majors.

Get first-hand tips and tricks on how to boost your own creativity and learn how these recent grads are using creativity to help them stand out from the crowd.

Join us on Tuesday May 5, @12pm PST using this link*:

This event is hosted by James Wojtowicz, Associate Director School of Advertising and Creative Director of Young & Hungry Creative Lab – the collaborative class modeled after a modern creative agency.

Join us to work on competitions, client work, and other creative projects in a real work setting. Find us on Instagram @yandhcreative. Register for ADV 495/698 The Agency. Open to all majors.

*please note that you will be asked to enter your name and email address to access the webinar

Can’t attend? You can request a recording here:

If you have any issues accessing the Zoom Webinar, please contact the online Help Desk:

Email: Phone: 415.618.3545 or 1.888.431.ARTS

Last day to submit to Spring Show!


Quick reminder that today is the LAST day to submit to Spring Show! As a reminder, you must be a student in the ADV department, and your submitted work must be toward your ADV degree or part of a student competition. This can include work created in other departments’ courses or in student competitions. The submitted work must have been created between April 6, 2019 and the submission deadline of April 17, 2020.

Please submit one thumbnail plus one to six project media. Example with six project media (four images and two videos).

The thumbnail image must be a PNG 1166px x 656px and contain a representative image of your campaign or project. This image will be visible on the main ADV Spring Show site.

Your first project media must be an image, PNG 1920px x 1080px. Subject matter may include:

  • staged images of your project in the appropriate environment (hero shots)
  • explanations, process, strategy
  • print ads, OOH, dimensional pieces, social media, and/or email
  • screenshots or still renderings of video and motion frames
  • any combination of the above

You may submit up to five additional media:

  • still images (PNG 1920px x 1080px)
  • audio, motion graphics, or video files hosted on Vimeo (no embedded or YouTube links, please)
  • websites, interactive pieces, and prototypes
  • other non-traditional media

If the student who submits a group project wants to also submit three other projects, please notify the department at to get a project cap exception.

Not all entries will be chosen for Spring Show. Large-scale, multi-component projects and integrated campaigns will be favored. Creators of projects selected for inclusion in the Spring Show will be notified by the email included in the submission form.  So it is important you submit with an email you check regularly.



Good luck!

Remote Design Week 2020


Hello, students! As always, the DesignX team is curating a stellar roster of design product leaders, to share their journeys and experiences with the community. Join thousands of designers online to celebrate world-class content and connect with designers across industries, verticals and geographies–visit here for more information:

Office Hours & Student Reps

Hi Students. On behalf of ADV/WNM, we wanted to take a minute to reiterate our full time faculty office hours and contact information for student reps.

Below, please find the names, contact info, office hours day/times and Zoom office URLs. 


Domenic Payerchin– Undergrad Rep 

Jennifer Riviera – Grad Rep 

Sarah Matas – Online Rep 


 Juan Peregrina – Undergrad Rep 

Juliana Varga – Grad Rep

Aaron Middleton – Online Rep 


Andrea Pimentel Wed 2-4p
Mark Edwards Mon 330-530p,
Tue 2-5p,
Wed 1030a-1230p (by appt)
Mon 530-630p
Tue 5-630p,
Thu 9-10a
James Wojtowicz   Mon 11a-1p (by appt)
Tue 11a-1p
Terry Jones Mon 10a-12p
Fred McHale Tue 1-2p,
Tue 2-3p (by appt)
Hamilton Cline Wed 2-4p
DC Scarpelli MWF 3-5p
Michael Catanzaro Thu 1-3p
Nikki Oettinger Thu 2-3p
Raina Maes Tue 12-2p

Adobe Creative Jam


Hello Students!

Amidst the craziness of the coronavirus lockdown, we want to extend some news–the 2020 Adobe Creative Jam will still be taking place!

The Jams give students a chance to get an inside look into companies and their people, respond to a real-world challenge, get project feedback from the company’s leaders, and win prizes from Adobe. These events are FREE for students, and if you don’t have access to the Creative Cloud, you can access the software with a Free Starter XD account.

College + Nickelodeon Creative Jam with Adobe XD, April 3 – 6
(Open to currently-enrolled college students of institutions in US and Canada)
– Kick Off: Fri, Apr 3 from 4-6pm ET/1-3pm PT
– Finale : Mon, Apr 6 from 4-6pm ET/1-3pm PT
Prizes include Amazon gift cards up to $250 and Creative Jam backpacks.
– Register:
– Promo Materials:

College + Airbnb Creative Jam with Adobe XD, April 24 – 27
(Open to currently-enrolled college students of institutions in US, UK, and Canada)
– Kick Off: Fri, Apr 24 from 12-2pm ET/9-11am PT
– Finale : Mon, Apr 27 from 12-2pm ET/9-11am PT
– Register:
– Promo Materials: (coming soon)

Check-In from the Directors

Hello Students! On behalf of the ADV/WNM departments, we hope that you’re doing well and that your adjustment to these unconventional circumstances has been smooth. As always, the department is here and ready to help with any questions or concerns you might have.

In the meantime, below is a video check-in from Co-Directors Andrea Pimentel, Fred McHale and Nikki Kipple.


D&AD Award Deadline Extended


Hello students! We’re happy to announce that the D&AD New Blood Awards deadline has been extended. Therefore, we will also be extending our deadline, and reopening our submissions form until April 20th.

Closure Office Hours

As you have all heard, the Academy will be closing its buildings until the end of March. The ADV/WNM departments would like to remind all students that you can and will still have access to help and office hours through the duration of the closure. These will be conducted via Zoom—URLs and official days/times for both ADV/WNM are as follows:



As always, please feel free to reach out to the department if you have any questions or concerns.

PS: As a reminder, the online Town Hall will be held tonight! Tune in here to join:

Spring 2020 Competitions Quicksheet

Hello students! With all the competitions coming up, please see the following quick sheet for deadline clarifications. Feel free to e-mail the department with any questions!


Young Ones Deadline Extended


The Young Ones submission deadline has been extended to March 13th. As such, the department has also decided to make some last minute sponsorship considerations–to enter, please e-mail with the file and your selected category.