Miami Ad School Sydney today announced that Sophie Hackett won Top Dog award for her outstanding performance in the school’s inaugural Experience Design boot camp.
Nathan Kwok (pictured) was rated Top Dog by the instructors of the Strategic Planning boot camp. The two boot camps conclude this week with students presenting their portfolio to decision makers of Sydney’s leading advertising agencies.
Hackett was runner up in the scholarship competition for the Experience Design boot camp featured by B&T in December. Made redundant from her position as Business Manager at CX Lavender during lock-down, Hackett is currently interviewing for Experience Design positions.
She said: ‘I was absolutely delighted to receive the Top Dog Award for the XD Boot camp. I had no experience in UX Design prior to this course, so to learn every side of it, from research to ideation to UI and more, made for a busy but thoroughly enjoyable few months. I can’t wait to put these new skills to use, and to see what’s next for me.’
Nathan Kwok, Marketing Manager at Commonwealth Bank: ‘It’s been an epic three months of learning and being monitored by some of the smartest people in adland. Every week hummed along with fascinating content and rewarding work, and I’ve come out knowing 1000x more about how to diagnose, and solve business problems. I know how good the past top dogs are, so I’m absolutely chuffed and humbled by the win.’
Miami Ad School’s 12-week boot camps are designed to train its participants in a combination of strategy and creative skills to meet the industry’ increasing demand for hybrid roles. The classes are taught by senior strategists and creatives from Sydney’s top agencies.
Experience Design boot camp instructors are:
Jason Massarrotto, Director, Experience Design, AKQA
Jess Norris, Senior Experience Designer, Fjord
Adam Shutler, Head of Experience Design, HostHavas
Sandor Moldan, CD & CX Specialist
Kim Bartkowski, Executive Creative Director, IBM
Meredyth Dale-Gandar, Experience Design Director, Symplicit.
Strategic Planning boot camp instructors are:
Jenny Mak, Creative Director, Ogilvy
Heather Sheen, Planning Director, Ogilvy
Will Edwards, Creative Director, BWM
Nico Smith, Senior Art Director, CHE Proximity
Matt Springate, Chief Strategy Officer, TBWA
David Warren, Strategy Director, The Monkeys
Ryan O’Connell, Head of Strategy, Ogilvy
Dom Hickey, Planning Partner, DDB
Tristan Burrell, Chief Strategy Officer, Vizeum
Will Allen, Managing Partner, Social, One Green Bean
Alexandra Roubine, Senior Connection Strategist, Leo Burnett
Dom McCarthy, Director, Fiftyfive5
Stuart Malcolm, Senior Consultant, Strategy and Insight, Fiftyfive5
Adam Shutler, Head of Experience Design, HostHavas,
Matthew Morgan, Strategy Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
Peter Pippen, Planning Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
Julia Vargiu, Founder & Director, New Business Methodologies
Darren Woolley, Founder & Global CEO, Trinity P3.
The next round of boot camps starts on 21 September 2020. Tuition is S5,940 each. Applications are open now. For information, contact email@example.com or go to https://miamiadschool.com/advertising-school/sydney/
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