In Its First Year, the One School Has Trained 84 Black Creatives, With 80% of Grads Hired

Major agencies and brands have been quick to recruit the free program's students

One School, a free 16-week portfolio school for Black creatives, launched a year ago, aiming to bring more diversity into the ad industry. One year into its existence, the school, led by Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons and created in partnership with The One Club for Creativity, has graduated its first classes and has expanded to include four cities. The success it has had in helping Black creatives land jobs in prominent agencies and companies bodes well for an industry that has had difficulty finding diverse voices.