Ron and Pippa, founders of Miami Ad School

We created the
portfolio school
we wish we could
have gone to.

Ron and Pippa Seichrist,
Founders of Miami Ad School


This global network of schools is hardly a mom & pop operation, but there is a Mom & Dad of Miami Ad School. Ron & Pippa Seichrist gave birth to this innovative concept in 1993 and are still very involved in the constant evolution of the school. We partner with the industry to create the most unique portfolio program possible that reflects the latest needs of global advertising agencies and brands. The atmosphere is a little kooky, but when you walk into a Miami Ad School anywhere in the world, you'll feel at home. You’ll be surrounded by friendly people gathered in small groups brainstorming ideas or concepting over a game of ping pong. Chances are you’ll also be met by a happy wagging dog. As a student, you enter a very large, close family and graduate over prepared with a great portfolio and global, real-world experience.

Miami Ad School's Board of Directors

"There is no better program in the world today to help prepare the next generation of advertising rockstars." Barry Wacksman EVP, Chief Growth Officer, R/GA
Luis Messianu President, Chief Creative Officer, Alma
Murray Gaylord (Former) VP Marketing,
"I've been involved with the school for 15 years. Every year the school evolves making it better and better for the times we work in." Dominico Vitale Chief Idea Architect,
People Ideas + Culture
Rick Kurnit Owner, Frankfurt Kurnit
Pippa Seichrist Co-Founder/ Co-Director
Head of Innovation & Development Miami Ad School
Director of Portfolio Center
"I was one of the Innovation Team clients. To put it simply the students' quality of thinking, level of creativity and drive for insight is nothing short of remarkable." Ian Rowden Partner and CMO,
The Virgin Group
Chris Gomersall Founder & CEO, Atomized
Paul Woolmington CEO, Canvas Worldwide
Bonnie Lunt Director, People Helping People
"It's really nice to help the #1 global advertising school in the world." Michael Conrad President, Berlin School of Creative Leadership, former Vice Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Genevieve Bos Managing Partner, Thought Capital Consulting
Lee Daley Chief Executive Officer, Daley Strategic Advisor
Ron Seichrist Global Director and Cofounder, Miami Ad School

How to Apply Online

Step 1 - Download and complete the application.

Step 2 - Schedule a question and answer session.

Step 3 - Show us your creative samples and complete the creative assignments.

Step 4 - Send in your application, creative samples, and application fee.


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