Twenty-one years ago this month Miami Ad School opened its first location in Miami with six students. Now the school is all grown up with 14 locations around the world. Ron and Pippa Seichrist, the founders of the school, decided to rethink the space at the mothership location in Miami. Believing that environment is critical to learning and creativity, last week they moved the school into a newly built campus that is a true playground for creative thinkers. Built on the end of a city block in Wynwood, Miami’s hot emerging arts district, Miami Ad School’s new home is like no other school you’ve seen.
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No one hated our old school portfolio system more than me! The platform, like many existing portfolio platforms, was based on one static template but I wanted students to be able to customize the look of their sites to showcase their unique skills and personality. There had to be a site that would allow students to insert code and create a new experience for anyone visiting their site. We kept looking for an easy-to-use, customizable and inexpensive alternative. Squarespace, was the answer.
Aleksey Kislow is a surrealist street artist who was born in Kiev. He now lives in Sevastopol in Crimea and is experiencing the chaos firsthand. A month ago he was Ukrainian, now, he is Russian. Kislow was last here in December for Art Basel to participate in a large, international street artist project.
The ADC Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design brings their inspiration and celebration to Miami Beach this week. The three-day festival has workshops, guest lectures and the ADC 93rd annual award show. It is also meant to inspire “international creatives to reconnect with their inner artist and recommit to the craft of their profession.