Our students leave The Book Shop with a portfolio that showcases a wide range of skills. They have been able to hit the ground running at some of the top Ad agencies around the world, including:

Chiat Day, BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Dailey & Associates, Team One, Innocean, The Woo, Rubin Postaer & Associates, Campbell Ewald, David & Goliath, 72 & Sunny, Omelet, Davis Elen and Deutsch, Hammer Creative, Wunderman, just to name a few.

Hear what our students have to say about their time at The Book Shop:




"The Book Shop Intro class gave me a framework for coming up with ideas and made the process of ideation much easier. It was great having industry professionals teach the course and provide feedback. I know quite a few people who have gone through the program and landed creative jobs soon after."

C. Kampbell
LA Intro/Fall '22

"I liked that the class was on Zoom right now and that we were able to get different perspectives and opinions from different instructors within the same semester. I also liked that learning to start from the bottom up, will help me to make better ads in the future for my portfolio."

L. Campbell
LA Intro/Fall '22

"I believe my ability to both create new concepts and identify good ones have improved since starting this Intermediate class. The Book Shop definitely put me in the concepting mindset, which is distinctly different than just creating one-off ads. You'll get a high-caliber portfolio and expert instruction from working creatives for a fraction of the cost compared to other ad schools."

E. Orsi
LA Intermediate/Fall '22

"In the Advanced One class, I think overall my creative process has been getting stronger because we've been practicing for some time now. Ideas are coming to me more naturally and I'm discovering what tools best work for me while I'm concepting. With the support from The Book Shop, I feel confident in putting together a strong porfolio and reaching out to the right people to help me get there. I recommend Book Shop 100%."

I. Lobo
LA Advanced One/Summer '22

"In this Advanced Two level class, we were consistently encouraged to push beyond the obvious and were introduced to a variety of strategies for creative idea development. This course has helped me learn to 'dig multiple shallow holes' instead of diving deep into a bad idea initially. Book Shop has put me in contact with other creatives early in their career and created opportunities for collaboration."

I. Salehian
LA Advanced Two/Fall '22

"The instructor really helped us raise the bar on our work. In Teams, I got to synthesize everything we learned in Book Shop so far and create strong campaigns that will go into our portfolios. I think my ideas continue to get deeper and stronger with each Book Shop class I take, as I gain more and more understanding of what makes good campaigns."

E. Shapiro
LA Teams/Fall '22

"The Book Shop has a strong mission of getting you hired. That was instilled day one. And it has continued in this Teams course. Even better, it's been great to have such an uplifting community of instructors and fellow students."

C. McCumby
LA Teams/Fall '22

"This Copy class has made me a better writer and prepared me to handle each aspect of copy that I'll need to complete my portfolio. I liked the diverse assignments that provided us with a more complete understanding of the work we'll be doing as copywriters. If you're seriously interested in Copywriting, take the copy class. It is absolutely worth it."

C. Russell
Copy/Spring '22

"My instructor really made me think about emotions in advertising and how emotions can be used tomake powerful and heartwarming advertisements. I thought more about how to visually express emotion and to convey human truths. He also had an incredible process formula I learned a lot from and now use for all my projects in this class and others. I learned about platforms and tones and voices of ads. Take the Digital class!"

J. Dinwiddie
LA Digital Creative/Winter '22

"This Art Direction Crash Course has given me a better understanding on what makes a great ad and how to develop an idea to get to that point! Now, I can make stronger layouts. I think my ideas are more focused and I learned how to keep them focused during creation time."

C. Wright
AD/Layout Crash Course/Fall '22


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