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:




"Taking the class is a good way to dive in and start to get a sense of what this business is really like. I have a much better sense of the road ahead of me moving towards actual employment in the industry."

R. Smith
LA Intro/Fall '17

"I took a variety of workshop courses throughout undergraduate and graduate school. The Book Shop is among some of the most practical, useful, and fun creative development courses I've taken yet. Highly recommended!"

D. Radcliff
LA Intro/Fall '17

"I'm well on my way to completing my first campaign through Book Shop. More-over, the process is fun and gives me confidence that I can actually do this. Concepting on a weekly basis helped to hone the process. There's an important relationship between storytelling and connection in advertising. They're not always easy to do, especially together, but Book Shop is a helpful program in lining up these tools, to get my portfolio and advertising career off the ground."

A. Pruner
LA Intermediate/Fall '17

"The Book Shop vs. Ad Schools vs. Doing-It-Yourself. First, don't Do-It-Yourself unless you're a unicorn (and you're not a unicorn). Tuition is one factor to consider. The Book Shop vs. Ad Schools: roughly $5,000 vs. $40,000. There's that. For a career-changer who is crazy self-motivated, willing to put in the work, and willing to trust the process, I'd say The Book Shop style to landing a career as an ad creative is the right path for me."

S. Doad
LA Advanced One/Fall '17

"This class taught me how to think more strategically. It taught me how to think outside the box, push my thinking to the limit, thus creating better portfolio pieces. I've already recommended a friend to take Book Shop. You learn a lot without burning your wallet like other portfolio schools."

A. Cortez
LA Advanced Two/Fall '17

"Last semester, I learned to think big. This semester, I learned to simplify. There's something beautiful in both, and I'm glad to have had the chance to learn both. I now have one more campaign that has had the thoughtful eye of a real life CD."

M. Marquez
LA Teams/Fall '17

"I have learned how to do a better job of understanding how to make people feel personally connected to the advertising campaign. I believe that my team will produce a great unique book piece that creative directors will like. If you're interested in working in advertising (but also have a full-time job), Book Shop is the best place to learn."

T. Scott
LA Teams/Fall '17

"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

"In this crash course, my typography skills really improved. This course sets tangible goals, and helps create a schedule/checkpoints so that campaigns start forming together. The instructor is clearly a very talented Creative Director, but also has great leadership skills. This is shown through the feedback that I received on my comps. They were also very constructive and had a positive twist so that I never felt I had done something wrong."

C. Madden
AD/Layout Crash Course/Fall '17


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