Saturday Career Workshops

Starting in 1997, the ADC along with the School Art League and New York Board of Education has offered a series of Saturday Career Workshops to talented high school juniors from all five boroughs of New York City.

Each spring and fall, rising stars of design (including many of our own ADC Young Guns) lead a series of Saturday Career Workshops for NYC public high school students. Students work with one creative each week to learn about graphic design, art direction, copy writing or any number of different fields in communication.

On a typical Saturday, the leader gives a talk on his or her background, followed by a creative project assignment and group critique. At the end of the six-part series, students have a portfolio of quality work and a greater understanding of the design field.

Click here for pics from our Fall ’13 Saturday Career Workshops.

Previous workshops have been led by Dark Igloo, Jayson Atienza, Rich Tu, Mads Jakob Poulsen, Dan Savage, Payam Rahimian, Alec Brownstein, Christoph Niemann and Bill Oberlander, among others.

If you are interested in leading a workshop or want to volunteer, please contact Brett McKenzie, ADC Content Manager, at

Saturday Career Workshops are made possible by a grant from the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation.