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The of Power Giving

The of Power Giving

This campaign for TOMS Shoes, created by a dedicated team of Portfolio Studio students, shows how every pair of shoes purchased makes a difference to the lives of those in need. Using a mosaic theme and counting each pair of shoes as an important step toward success, students used print and digital media platforms throughout. Here's a sample of this extensive and detailed campaign. 

See the Best of Show Winner at San Diego Addy Awards

See the Best of Show Winner at San Diego Addy Awards

This year, the American Advertising Awards San Diego Best of Show in the student category went to Art Director Christian Capuchino for his work on OtterBox: Protected and Unaffected campaign. 

Defining Jobs: Graphic Designer, Art Director, Visual Designer, UX/UI/UxD Designer

Defining Jobs: Graphic Designer, Art Director, Visual Designer, UX/UI/UxD Designer

Today, designers that want to focus exclusively on the print world will find their job prospects limited and may have fear and confusion about moving into the digital realm.  It doesn't need to be that way. Designers carry with them the basic tools for success.

MeringCarson Creatives Lead Teams Class

MeringCarson Creatives Lead Teams Class

Student copywriters rarely get to team up with student art directors on projects, although that is the industry way. Our newest course brings copywriters, designers and art directors together for portfolio work -  and this Teams course is taught by an agency team. 

Two Men and a Truck - Student Campaign

In the Art Direction courses at Portfolio Studio we teach about color, scale, layout, and many other aspects of design. Perspective drives this conceptual campaign called - 'Here for You, There for You' for Two Men and a Truck Moving Company.