Mentorship

Learn more about how the ADAA connects student creatives with working professionals.

by Champ Panupong Techawongthawon
Savannah College of Art and Design

In-Agency Mentorship

2017 ADAA applicants were placed in leading digital agencies around the globe for a variety of learning experiences, custom-designed by each agency to expose them to career-launching conversations and workplace practices.

If you’re a professional interested in mentoring the world’s top creative talent in your agency, tell us more about your workplace environment, your needs, and what you offer ADAA applicants looking to launch their careers with our quick prospective agency mentor survey.

Tell us about your agency

Meet our 2017 Mentoring Agencies

Zachary Haris Ong & Associates

Malaysia

Zachary Haris Ong & Associates | Kuala Lumpur

LABOR

Germany

LABOR | Mainz

DARE TO BE MADE

Canada

DARE TO BE MADE | Montréal

Adobe Design

USA

Adobe Design | San Francisco

Ideograma

Mexico, Canada

Ideograma | Cuernavaca, Montréal

Ideograma

USA

Kivvit | New York, DC, Miami, New Jersey

1 : 1 Mentorship

All Winners of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards are paired with an accomplished creative professional for an in-depth, face-to-face mentorship in their geographic location. Winners and their mentors work hand in hand on a mutually agreed-upon project while refining the winner’s portfolio, sharpening presentation skills, and preparing the winner for the workforce.

“We always start by talking about my work progress but we also have really great conversations about illustration in general, working with clients, work-life balance and so on…”
Jola Bańkowska, Winner, 2016 Social Impact Video Editing Post-Production AND Winner, 2017 Fine Art Illustration Mentored by Illustrator Bartosz Kosowski

Read Jola´s Mentorship story

If you’re a creative professional interested in getting on our roster of mentors for Adobe Design Achievement Award Winners, tell us more about yourself and why you’d be a great role model to help launch a star student’s career through one-on-one interaction.

Become an individual mentor

ADAA mentorships are facilitated by our partner

Zachary Haris Ong & Associates


Country: Malaysia
Agency specialization: Design, Branding, Web development, Events, Social media
Staff size: 8

We believe

The power of visual communication design has a direct impact to the bottom line of your corporation.

Our works

Our work with clients are essentially an exercise of pure collaboration, co-developing and co-designing first-class work

We commit ourselves to only produce work that we deem phenomenal.
DESIGN • PHOTOGRAPHY • VIDEOGRAPHY • SOCIAL MEDIA

People

Our team comprises of designers of diverse disciplines with decades of experience dedicated to produce great work.

Visit the agency´s website:
zhoa.co

LABOR – Agentur für moderne Kommunikation GmbH


Country: Germany
Agency specialization: Cross-media solutions, Design, Software, Marketing
Staff size: 10

Since 2003 we have been creating, conceiving and developing cross-media solutions in the disciplines of design, software and marketing. We are experts with high standards, every project is as a challenge for us and possibility to become even better in what we are doing. Your contentment is our motivation.

In the fields of online marketing and IT we are always looking for new people but also for corporate design and motion design we need to get young talents. Recruitment is important and a big topic in our agency.

Visit the agency´s website:
labor.digital

Ideograma Consultores


Country: Mexico, Canada
Agency specialization: Corporate identity programmes incorporating strategic communications, naming, brand architecture, design,implementation, brandbooks, brand narrative and guardianship.
Staff size: 14

Our brands define, inspire and connect.
We strive to transform brands using creative thinking, and we aim to use strategic vision to redefine business perspectives.

We believe that brands are the ideal platform for the creation of meaning: they are ideas that mirror reality.

We put a lot of enthusiasm into our projects and make sure the process is enjoyable and rewarding. Both in Cuernavaca and in Montreal we are a committed team, not just ultra focussed on design, communication and business strategies but also ultra specialized in corporate identity.

A smile speaks volumes
It fills our hearts with pride when our work is applauded by our friends and colleagues. We feel even prouder when our clients express their appreciation and satisfaction as their brands come alive and begin to impact their audiences.

Visit the agency´s website:
ideograma.com

DARE TO BE MADE


Country: Canada
Agency specialization: multi-disciplinary design, branding, digital, photography, video and research & strategy
Staff size: 1-10

How we work

DARE TO BE MADE is not for everyone. Values come first, both ours and those of our clients. Our approach includes walking in our client’s shoes, truly understanding who they are, what they are passionate about and why they do what they do. The opposite is also true; only then can meaningful partnerships begin to take place.

What we do

We work in all possible media and fields, bringing in outside talent and technologies when necessary. Whether graphic design, branding, digital, books, exhibitions, video or photography; we provide solid, quality and meaningful solutions to every project we take on.

Who we work with

We like to work with clients both big and small. Whether international or just around the corner, the size of the company has very little importance to us. Working with clients who share the same values and passion for the work they do is what we are seeking.

Visit the agency´s website:
daretobemade.com

ADOBE DESIGN


Country: USA
Agency specialization: Graphic design, Art Direction, UI/UX
Staff size: 92

Adobe Design provides experience-led innovation. We are a team of makers that set a premium on workmanship. We fight for the customer. We collaborate and disrupt. We reward risk taking. Innovation is our job.

Visit the agency´s website:
behance.net/AdobeDesign

Kivvit


Country: USA
Agency specialization: Public Affairs Strategy, Digital, Media & Public Relations, Branding
Staff size: 1-10

We have over 70 professionals across our five offices, ready to help clients and associations across all industries.

Our team

Kivvit’s professionals operate at the highest levels of public affairs and communications.
We come from leading positions in corporations, government, politics, journalism and public advocacy.
With our immersive and results oriented approach, we stand ready to be your strategic partner.

Our work delivers results

Every issue is unique and deserves a customized approach to solve it.
Kivvit designs and manages campaigns with the issue and client outcome in mind.

Visit the agency´s website:
kivvit.com

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