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:




"I've just finished the Intro class so I'm only at the beginning of my journey, but if the rest of the teachers are like my Intro teachers, then you're going be taught by some very smart creatives and you're going to learn a lot. I now know several different ways to create a great ad. It was great learning each week about different types of ads and then executing them."

M. Bruner
LA Intro/Winter'24

"I had never taken any ad classes before, so this was my first time trying my hand at making ads. I learned a lot in a very short amount of time and I'm really excited to see how much I'm able to improve in future classes. In this Intro Book Shop course, I learned how to distill an idea down to it's purest form. Go for it! You get great weekly feedback on creative ideas and learn from people who are in the industry."

C. Wagner
LA Intro/Winter '24

"In this Intermediate class, I focused so much more on fine-tuning my ideas and my skills are much stronger than before I took this class. I now have two campaigns that I can put into a portfolio. The Book Shop is an incredible value for the price."

W. Karr
LA Intermediate/Winter '24

"In Advanced One, my concepting has definitely stepped up. I enjoy coming up with insights too, it's probably my strongest skill right now. If you want to become a creative in the advertising industry, portfolio school is mandatory. The Book Shop has many benefits to other portfolio schools. They're cheaper, have excellent teachers, and are well-connected to LA and beyond."

J. Ishikawa
LA Advanced One/Winter '24

"In this Advanced Two class, my ideas have gotten much deeper. I feel more confident in how to create a fully integrated campaign and critique my own work. This class and the whole program, is an incredible value."

M. Epstein
LA Advanced Two/Winter '24

"The process of creating an ad is straightforward enough and seemingly easy. However, it's absolutely necessary to learn how to work with a team, because they'll be able to tell you when an idea isn't worth pursuing. The balance between having Art Directors + Copywriters and having an equal say for the Art Direction and Copywriting helped illustrate what's needed in a collaborative environment. And my instructors went above and beyond with helping students."

E. Delfin
LA Teams/Winter '24

"In Teams class, I started to hold myself to an even higher standard. I am also learning to trust in myself and my ideas more. This class in particular, helped to push me beyond my limits. It has made me realize what it takes to produce noteworthy work."

S. Moor
LA Teams/Winter '24

"This Copy class has taught me a lot about the day to day of a copy job. I got to write a commercial and get tips on improvement. I got to read and listen to a lot of interesting ads during class and I'm thinking more about my campaigns working as commercial and radio spots. This program really dives into the details of making a book and a campaign. You don't have to know much about advertising to start and by the end you'll feel quite proficient!"

E. Phillips
Copy/Spring '23

"In this Digital 6-week class, I thought the assignments were creative and allowed for thinking about ads in new ways. I felt more room to try out of the box stuff. I think this class really pushed my ads closer to making the portfolio cut. Just the practice of taking ideas so much further was beneficial. Take this class when offered. The teacher is continually invested in students and inspires them to push their creative potential."

J. Speers
LA Digital Creative/Fall '23

"I will have to take a second look on all my past work and apply what I have learn from this Art Direction layout course. This class is a great addition to help my portfolio and eventually I will have full confidence in the work I am doing on my ads. If you want to work in the ad industry as a creative, this school will help you get there the quickest considering the alternatives."

M. Le
AD/Layout Crash Course/Winter '24


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