Ideas from Miami Ad School students in our locations around the world. Lots of the ideas won awards. Some will make you smile. Some did good. All of the ideas helped our graduates get jobs.
Raise awareness for a good cause
When San Francisco police began enforcing the Sit & Lie law which prohibits anyone from sitting or lying in public for more than three minutes at a time the homeless people had no where to go. Bennet Austin, a Miami Ad School student in San Francisco had an idea to draw attention to the problem. He paid for a parking space on Haight St and placed a bed in it. He had created the only legal public resting space in San Francisco He gained the attention of national news channels including ABC, NBC, CBS and many other online news outlets and raised money for the Homeless Youth Alliance: a small, local homeless youth shelter that lost 1/3 of its funding that year. In one week, with only $108 in quarters and a bed, he raised $43,000 for the Homeless Youth Alliance to help build beds in the shelter.
"Keep the Meter Running" a campaign for the Homeless Youth Alliance
Student places bed on Haight Street in San Francisco.
Remind people what's important
To commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 an anonymous group of Miami Ad School students transformed New York City crosswalks into American flags. The crosswalks, painted with temporary spray chalk, were in the financial district, Williamsburg and Soho. The students said, " We want to honor the memories of those lost on that tragic day but we also want to remind people that living in fear of what might happen is no way to live. Live for today."
A Creative Adventure
What better way to learn about photography and video than by shooting side-by-side with an award-winning photographer Ginny Dixon. A group of a dozen beginning students spends a week at the Seichrist Farm each quarter capturing with their cameras the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains and the interesting characters that live there.
Eric Legge, Artist
A beautiful interview with Artist Eric Legge on his creative process and inspiration from life and simply being!
There are no creative limits when it comes to a farm trip! Enjoy the outdoors, shoot side by side with Director of the Photography program Ginny Dixon. Most importantly explore and experience the outdoors with new friends!
When train conductors pull up to a subway platform they are required, for safety reasons, to point at a black & white striped sign to acknowledge that the train is completely in the station and it is ok to open the doors.
This image, by photography student Paula Vasone, is from her exhibition in Miami titled Shadow Pointe. The show is a journey through strength and vulnerability. "I was lucky enough to work with two Miami City Ballet dancers and a professional boxer. This photo epitomizes grace and movement, a style I would like to pursue in my career after Miami Ad School. The models were excited to be a part of this concept and working as a team made this experience truly unforgettable."
Mary Beth Koeth - Graduate
Digital Photography and Video graduate Mary Beth Koeth has blossomed into an amazing photographer that creates wonderful photographic stories from her everyday interactions. A few of her projects include Running with Raven and Meet my Miami Boyfriends.
Miami Ad School prepares our students for careers in advertising. Students develop a portfolio that demonstrates their ability and can receive real-world experience by interning in cities around the world. Placement assistance is provided to all graduates.