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B8502 Competition Ready Special Topic

Nothing elevates your game like entering a high-level competition. This intensive course will leverage the annual Young Ones College Competition from The ONE Club, one of the most acclaimed advertising, interactive and design student competitions in the world, dating back to 1986. Winners of the competition are not only awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils at the annual One Show Young Ones Education Festival ceremony, but finalists are published in the One Show Annual as well as online in the Young Ones Awards Archive. This course provides structure and support for the intense creative development process while offering instruction on how to translate the client brief into award-winning campaigns.
Jason Stefanik is a freelance Art Director and Creative Director with experience working in advertising, entertainment and branded content. Jason was most recently a VP / Art Director / Creative Director at BBDO New York where he and his partner Alex Taylor ran the Diet Dew and Champs Sports accounts and won and launched the popular Foot Locker "Approved" campaign. His work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, ABC News, New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix, Mashable, ESPN, Bleacher Report, TBS Funniest Commercials of the Year and the print edition of The New York Times. He’s been acknowledged by the industry with Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, ADC Cubes, Clios and many other international awards.

Andy Currie is a writer and creative director working primarily in advertising, with occasional diversions into making the types of things that get your hands calloused and dirty. His work has won at Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, the Clios, and even captured a Golden Drum - an award he neither submitted work for nor knew he won until receiving a fancy watch along with an esoteric letter written in Polish. More importantly, he’s been fortunate to spend most of the last 20 years working with a wonderfully odd and talented assortment of creative people. Despite constantly preaching the value of simplicity, brevity, and outrageous creativity in advertising, he isn’t convinced that any person can be summed up in a paragraph.