I created a YouTube channel for students and aspiring creatives (Art Directors and Copywriters) in order to help them break into the advertising industry. Videos are posted every Friday at youtube.com/opendoorcreative. The channel is split into a couple different playlists focused on providing information I wish I would have known coming out of school. My door is always open so feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have. Thanks for watching!
From what I look for in a student’s portfolio to tips on how I brainstorm ideas, I do my best to teach a trait that many deem as unteachable – creativity.
Through lessons over Adobe Creative Suite, I try to equip beginners with a variety of tools needed to elevate their work and their portfolio.
On the channel, I meet with many ad professionals and dive into their journey into advertising. As an aspiring creative, it is important to understand that everyone’s path is different. This series is a great testament to that.
Getting my book ripped apart coming out of school was the key to growing as an Art Director. On the channel, I critique student portfolios in the hopes that my opinions help build their book to be even better.
Once in a while, I drop a video documenting the process. This series is so that in twenty years, I’ll look back at myself and think, “what a weird kid!”