creativity

My First Internship with First Outcomes

I’m Ashley Jasinski and I’m currently a rising Junior at Temple University. I’m majoring in Advertising, Art Direction while also studying to get a certificate in Film Studies. I’ve secured my first ever internship with a small startup digital healthcare…

Passion, Diversity, Design, Dream

My name is Tarahgee Morris and I am a student at Temple who is majoring in advertising with a dual track in art direction and brand strategy. Diversity is a term with a myriad of definitions. There is the diversity…

A New Career Path- #ExpressU

Hello everyone! I’m Cameron Kira Thomas, a senior Advertising major in the Art Direction track, and I’m a student brand ambassador for Express. Express is an American fashion retailer with over 600 national stores focusing on high-quality professional and casual…

Experience at Temple University’s Marketing Department

Hello, curious reader! My name is Colin Giering, a student and independent filmmaker. I am a sophomore at Temple University with an intent to graduate with a degree in Advertising. This past 2018 fall semester I had the privilege of working with Temple University's Marketing Department specifically, within the video department.

Play hard, Network harder

I found my internship at a rooftop party hosted by Larry Fitzgerald in Phoenix, Arizona. The route to my internship was very unconventional, but a story worth telling.

Are You #TempleMade?

    Today, May 6th, at 9PM, “Branded”, a film by Cameron S. Mithcell, will be premiering at The Pearl on Broad Street. The film looks inside the Temple Made campaign through the eyes of students, faculty, alumni, and the marketing…

Inside View on NSAC

  Temple University’s NSAC team did an amazing job finishing up their competition last week placing fourth out of fourteen teams who presented in front of the NY judges! That’s a great accomplishment for all students involved in the process.…

Evian’s “Baby & Me”

;v=pfxB5ut-KTs   Evian strikes gold with another spot focusing on their “Live Young” branding and providing us with yet again a video featuring adorable babies, Evian’s signature. This time, instead of just showing the inner child that Evian’s water brings…

Happy Earth Day, Google!

    Happy Earth Day 2013! While you’re all being especially green today, do yourself a favor and head over to Google‘s homepage to see their interactive logo for the day. Google has presented us with a beautiful landscape that…

George Lois visits the MET every Sunday

You can read the article here:  I’m an avid reader of the GOOD blog, whose tagline is: What’s good to learn and do today. I would love to share all their posts with you but you can check it out…

Kembrel Men’s Store Opening

After interning for Kembrel for over a year, I have learned many things about fashion, retail, social media, merchandising and branding. Kembrel’s latest venture was opening a Men’s Shop in the midtown village. With such a small space and an…

Social Hollywood: The Beauty Inside

I think I can speak for us all that at one point or another we have wondered what it would be like to be the main character of a movie. This is the key insight for “The Beauty Inside” a…

Writing is important, and it’s not so bad after all

At Lorel Marketing Group, in King of Prussia, I have been given several jobs such as posting on social media, writing for blogs, coming up with copy for websites, proofreading projects and assisting in pulling together different information to form…

The Beginning of the End

Hello all! As my internship with Sodexo and the Temple Dining Services comes to an end, I realize that I learned so much from this experience and gained many positive skills. First, I’ve learned that art direction of advertising isn’t…

“Design is creativity with strategy.”

Students at Temple see thousands of advertisements on campus each day.  Some are hung on bulletin boards; others are passed out on Liacouras Walk. But the ads and event posters hanging in the Louis J. Esposito Dining Center and the…

Visual Power

Just take a look at this print ad… At first glance, I thought it was a cellphone too, but taking a second glance, its something more than that. Nissan’s “CellTruck” print ad was created by TBWA Argentina. Brilliant, isn’t it?…

Tiny Anchors

Tiny Anchors is a creative inspiration blog started by Brooke Mousitis of Brooke Courtney Photography in my hometown of Lancaster, PA. “My goal is not to have the best blog out there, for there are tons of similar blogs, or to have…

3191 Miles Apart, continued!

Just a little update on the previous 3191 miles apart post! 3191 Quarterly: issue no. 6  is now available for you to hold in your hands! ” [the issue] includes features on cocktails, hanging plants, chocolate cake, London & Stockholm, forging,…

Kinfolk Magazine

“Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. We’ve created Kinfolk as our collaborative way of advocating the natural approach to entertaining that we love” – Kinfolkmag.com I love this idea of simple art.…

3191 Miles Apart

3191 Miles Apart is a blog started by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes. Both Photographers, Art Directors, Stylists, and Designers. The two creatives met back in 2005 and in 2007 started their first project of diptych photographs: “A year of mornings”,…

5 Campaigns that Paved the Way

5 Campaigns that Paved the Way   We can all think of the most creative ads we’ve ever seen, the most successful, or even the funniest ones, but after reading James Twitchell’s, 20 Ads that Shook the World, I now…

Utilizing Ad Databases

I Stumble(d)Upon a great article the other day titled: 17 Outstanding Sources for Advertising Inspiration. The article was featured on a great design based website called Designm.ag Some of the entries I’m sure you’ve heard of (Ads of the World,…

Arcano Type Project Finally Released

After 4 months of work, Arcano Type has finally been released. Totally designed by hand, letter by letter, using Chinese ink on Japanese calligraphy paper. Pretty neat and clean, but super deco-style. I’m not quite sure it’s use yet beyond…

Disastro Ecologico

Here’s a throwback design related post. It’s modern with old techniques. It’s been done but it’s fresh. Alberto Seveso is his name, and guess what? He is Italian if you haven’t gotten that from his name or the title already.…

The War Of Art

A vital gem . . . a kick in the ass. (Esquire) Anyone who has encountered this book seems to be affected by it deeply. Check the reviews on Amazon, they’re frighteningly positive. How about that title, too? Classic switcheroo.…

Unmotivated? I’ve got the site for you…

It goes by many names: writer’s block, apathy, brain freeze, brain fart, uncreative, unimaginative, and most of all unmotivated. We’ve all been there. In our line of work it’s important to be able to flick on the creativity switch at…

Machinery Philly!

Yesterday we had speaker come in for Creative Thinking (an ad course). Mr. Ken Cills of Machinery Philly gave a presentation on “how to be creative” and what has worked for him. I wasn’t able to find a site for…

Writer's Block on that Ad? Try These Exercises!

September has vanished. A new month is here, and your acclimation process is almost complete. The syllabus, the introductions, gathering of supplies, and lectures have eased you in gradually. The transition from carefree summer days to solitary homework captivity starts now.…