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, Saatchi & Saatchi, Dailey & Associates, Team One, Rubin Postaer & Associates and Deutsch, just to name a few.


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




"I knew ZERO before I came to this class. But it's changed everything. Already recommended the course!."

B. Narducci
LA Intro/Winter '18

"This class broke down the process into more digestible steps and provided tips and tricks that I will use for years to come. It gave me a solid knowledge base and created a safe space to grow creatively without negativity. It's the perfect environment for learning, failing, and succeeding. It also put me in contact with potential project partners! It's a great way to stretch yourself and get a taste for the creative side of advertising."

R. Johnson
LA Intro/Winter '18

"I'd recommend The Book Shop to anybody who wants to pursue creative advertising - you really get a great understanding of how to ideate, take that idea and stem it into a campaign, and take your campaign and expand it into multiple mediums. It's not easy to be taught and I think the quality of each class speaks to the teachers' skills."

T. Munsell
LA Intermediate/Winter '18

"Book Shop is keeping my mind on track to get into the ad industry and I am learning things that I can apply throughout my whole career. I feel like my insights have gotten a lot stronger. I would highly recommend this class to anyone that is trying to get into advertising. There is so much to learn and being around students that all want to achieve their best is very motivating."

M. Khatri
LA Advanced One/Winter '18

"Our instructor gave us advice from his own experiences and tips on the do's and don'ts when first starting out and looking for a job in the industry. He connected us to valuable resources, and always remained very open and available for questions. I would say TAKE IT. It's such a refreshing environment. Everybody there wants to be there, they care, they want to work hard, and you feed off of that. It's a place for creatives to be creative, it's a space to play, I find so much value in that."

E. Osborne
LA Advanced Two/Winter '18

"The Teams class pushed me to think stronger strategically, which ultimately creates more compelling work for your portfolio. As a Copywriter, you get to work with Art Directors to produce polished, presentation-ready executions. I've already recommended it to a couple of my friends. I felt the Teams class really helped to push my strategic and conceptual thinking. It's also a more affordable way to create great campaigns for your book versus other pricier portfolio schools."

A. Cortez
LA Teams/Winter '18

"For those considering a career as a creative, I would highly recommend The Book Shop. My tenure in the program has helped me understand the basics of what makes effective advertising and has pushed me to become the creative I am today. Through hard work and an enthusiastic, supportive environment, I have created a portfolio of which I am incredibly proud--one that has helped me secure a job at an agency.."

S. Ellman
LA Teams/Winter '18

"I think what I have improved upon the most was making every word count even when I have to do long copy and learning how to write copy that requires copy points. If you're thinking about getting into advertising, the Book Shop is a great, affordable way to help prepare you for a career."

T. Scott
Copy/Spring '17

"Having learned what's on the cutting edge of digital executions & what's on the horizon, my digital executions will be at least one step ahead of current trends, which should give me a leg up on my competition. What you'll learn will be incredibly valuable & since all things mobile/online evolve so quickly, I'll likely take it again (and again) to keep up with the latest trends and technologies."

M. Howell
LA Digital Creative/Fall '17

"Because of this crash course, I think I now am able to think more conceptually and pay attention to detail in my executions more. It has helped me push myself to complete more ads to complete my portfolio. Take The Book Shop it will save your life and it won't cost you as much as other creative schools will!"

A. Simpson
AD/Layout Crash Course/Winter '18


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