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:




"In The Book Shop Intro class, the instructors made the material fun and shared context about how the assignments are relevant to real world application. I have a much better understanding of the creative process. The intro course immediately impacted the way I approach ideation in my current role."

C. La Breche
LA Intro/Winter '23

"This introductory class has given me a basis for what a great portfolio should even look like and I'm excited to build a book with my personal voice and spin on it. I'd recommend any interested friends/colleagues to The Book Shop if they're looking for a jolt in their creative process and to learn how to develop a strong voice in the industry."

T. Gagnon
LA Intro/Winter '23

"Intermediate class helped me get started on a really cool campaign that I'll be able to put in my book! If you want to learn how to be creative in the advertising space and get insight from some really smart people who have made it in the industry, take Book Shop. Especially if you don't have the time or money to commit to a full time ad school, this is perfect, and a great supplement to other creative work as well."

J. Warshawsky
LA Intermediate/Winter '23

"In the Advanced One class, I feel like I actually have some campaigns that could make it into my portfolio now. There's a lot of tweaking to do, but they are closer to a finished idea than any of my previous work. The teachers are really dedicated, and you will meet a lot of people you want to work with in the future. It's a great community, and you get an awesome book out of it!"

E. Phillips
LA Advanced One/Fall '23

"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

"In this Teams level class, I learned the tools and creative process for developing full integrated campaigns and the importance of keeping true to the insight, brief and strategy. I learned the power of a creative collective, working with a team, getting feedback and sharing ideas. Three of the four campaigns in my portfolio will have been inspired or created in Book Shop."

A. Perlstein
LA Teams/Winter '23

"Teams has been really great in terms of building connections with others and galvanizing me to move my work forward. I've recommended The Book Shop to a few folks so far. It's a great, under-appreciated resource, located in an absolute advertising industry hub, and really prepares and equips you for a long and fruitful career."

A. Kirschenbaum
LA Teams/Winter '23

"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

"The lessons in this Art Direction Crash Course class were so helpful! You really get to discuss the visual aspects of ads in-depth, and learn how to convey the most important parts of a campaign through visuals. We also got practice in evaluating and reasoning through different design decisions. The Book Shop has put me on a great path to building a solid portfolio. I'm really grateful to all the instructors for their help improving my work, and for dedicating so much of their time to support students trying to break into the industry. Each class has helped me gain a better understanding of what makes an effective ad campaign."

N. Villasana
AD/Layout Crash Course/Winter '23


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