BRANDCENTER STANDS WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER
Time and time again, our BrandFam uses their talents to help make the world a better place. We're proud of rising second years Nana Dadzie (ST, 2021) and Monica Roebuck (CW, 2021) for the work they created in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Nana produced the video "Silence is," and Monica designed the above graphic, which is now available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to organizations supporting BLM.
INTRODUCING: THE CARRIAGE HOUSE
With internships and job opportunities limited this summer, a team of Brandcenter students shifted gears and started The Carriage House, the Brandcenter's first student-run creative co-op. The group hit the ground running on June 1, providing pro bono services for 11 clients in the form of creative strategy, website design, brand positioning and strategy, social media, and more. Within a few days of opening, they were completely booked for the summer.
VIRTUAL RECRUITER SESSION WEEK
Last month, we partnered with Working Not Working (WNW) to debut our 2020 graduates. Our week-long virtual event saw over 200 recruiters in attendance and many new connections for students! Check out the student portfolios on our site and the student profiles on Working Not Working.
BRANDCENTER CLASS OF 2020
The Brandcenter Class of 2020 graduated on Saturday, May 9, though we were unable to host our traditional commencement ceremony due to COVID-19. To give this cohort the celebration they deserve, we plan to hold the Class of 2020 graduation ceremony on May 15, 2021. The Class of 2020 will be honored in the morning, and the Class of 2021 will be honored at the usual time in the afternoon.
Despite not being able to gather in person, our 2020 commencement speaker Philippe Krakowsky (Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, IPG) shared his words of wisdom with graduates via email. An edited version of his speech was published in Campaign.
BAKING BREAD WITH TROJAN
When the world went into quarantine this spring, it seemed everyone was hoarding toilet paper, disinfectant... and baker's yeast.
Emily Hovis (CW, 2016), Anne Marie Wonder (AD, 2016), Nick Kaplan (CW, 2008) and their team at 72andSunny in NYC jumped on the trend, creating "Rising Time," a free downloadable cookbook, on behalf of client Trojan.
AN AGENT OF CHANGE
Congratulations to Rachel Scott Everett (AD, 2001), who was selected to be part of a special exhibit at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture featuring a diverse group of contemporary female activists.
LUCKY BRAND #WINFROMHOME
In May, Lucky Brand made stay at home orders fun with the #WinFromHome Instagram game. Each day, a new challenge was posted for audiences to try (and share on Instagram). Prompts included, "Use the toilet backwards," "Master blanket fort architecture," and "Become a plant daddy." Instagram happily obliged.
Congrats to Kelly Cabaniss (CW, 2017), John Gaglio (CBM, 2015), and their entire team at PREACHER in Austin.
New Alumni Freelancer Directory
In case you missed it, we created an Alumni Freelancer Directory featuring our alums who freelance full-time. If your company or agency needs freelancers, it’s a great resource.