Author Archives: amorga

2021 ADDYs Submissions now open!

January 11, 2021

by amorga

We’re now accepting entries for the 2020/2021 American Advertising Awards competition (a.k.a. Student ADDYS Awards). As always, the School of Advertising will be sponsoring a select number of entries. If you would like to have your work considered for submission and payment by the university, please complete the ADV Competitions Submission form by Monday January 18, 2021. For more information and complete rules for the competition, please visit the Greater SF Addys.

New UX/UI Job Listings Available!

January 7, 2021

by amorga

Here are some new career opportunities listed on the AAU Job Board! If you need help accessing the job board, please contact :

  • Expedia Group, UX Designer II – Chicago
  • Kin + Carta, User Experience Designer – New York
  • Lenovo, User Experience Designer – Chicago
  • LIQUIDSports, User Experience Designer – SF
  • MissionSide, UX Designer (Remote) – Grand Junction, CO
  • Rakuten Advertising, UX Designer – New York
  • Roku, Inc., Senior Product Designer – San Jose
  • Twitch, UX Designer – SF

Mary Kay & ArtsThread Challenge is on!

December 28, 2020

by amorga

Hi students!

Check out this awesome opportunity to design a brand campaign for cosmetics giant Mary Kay:

Mary Kay cosmetics is looking for you to create a 360 omni-channel brand image campaign. This global campaign would target 20-25 year old women with the goal of introducing this demographic to the Mary Kay brand by highlighting and celebrating Mary Kay’s core values, unique culture of empowering women, and heritage of celebrating women business owners.

THE PRIZES – 1st Prize $2000 USD / 2nd Prize $1000 USD / 3rd Prize $750 USD
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday 05 March 2021 11.59 PM EST

More details about Mary Kay and the challenge here:

Jared Kozel: Creativity during Covid

December 21, 2020

by amorga

For those of you who were able to attend our virtual grad party last week, we had the honor of having alum Jared Kozel stop by with some encouraging words & advice for our grads. Check out this article from Art U News and learn more about Jared and how he’s finding creativity and innovation during this pandemic:


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

May 27, 2020

by amorga

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