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Canadian vs. American ad schools

I am looking at ad design schools right now and have contacted many. It seems, from what I’ve found, that the schools in the US (Miami Ad School, Chicago portfolio school, VCU Adcenter in Richmond Virginia) offer much more than the schools in Canada do. the US schools seem to offer more …

Looking for a great design school in Toronto

I have been working in a Design House for the past five months, and I’ve graduate out of the IAOD last June. I was thinking of going back to school to further educate myself in the advertising / graphic design field. I was wondering if guys can suggest a school that is …

Resources to learn about copywriting for my thesis

Dear Jancy, I’m doing my last year of my Degree in Graphic Design here in South Africa, and have to write a thesis on Creative Copywriting. What I wanted to know from you is which websites can I go to for more information that is related to my topic and which books would you …

Where in the ad world can my Cultural Studies degree take me?

Hi. I am writing to you because I am looking to change career paths and use the education I worked so hard at getting. I would love to get into advertising and promotions. My actual degree is in Cultural Studies, but I do have experience in promotions and journalism. Could you …

What’s your take on Sheridan College?

I am really interested in advertising, and am thinking about going to Sheridan College in Ontario. The problem is I don’t know how reputable it is. I can’t seem to find anything that says it has a top notch advertising program. Also, the tuition seems rather low, which makes me …

I “like” the ad biz, but I don’t think I “love” it

I am currently a student in an advertising design program. I don’t know if it’s me or advertising but I don’t feel the “love” for it. My dilemma is sometimes I really enjoy it and sometimes I want to shoot myself in the big toe. What should I do?
This is a big …

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'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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