The inaugural class of Miami Ad School- New York started their two-year journey this past October and what better place to do so in New York than in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. In the tradition of finding cool spaces (the Miami location used to be a Masonic lodge; Hamburg was a hospital next to a WWII bunker; San Francisco is in the old Ghirardelli factory) Miami Ad School- New York has found a creative hub in a building right on the East River overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Created as a sugar refinery then used as a warehouse, 10 Jay Street is now home to creative offices and studios which is a great fit for Miami Ad School’s new digital school.
At all Miami Ad Schools, the teachers are working professionals. In New York, Art Direction and Copywriting students learn from teachers from such agencies as Devito Verdi, McGarryBowen, Obscura Digital, Publicis Modem, LBi, R/GA, AKQA, HUGE, Droga5, Y&R and include independent filmmakers/photographers. Mehera O’Brien, director of the New York school says, “We are ecstatic to finally open our doors in New York. Brooklyn is considered by many to be the heart of New York’s cultural renaissance. It’s the perfect location to be inspired and study creativity.” We look forward to meeting the next class in January and launching the first Account Planning Boot Camp at the New York location in July.