D&AD New Blood Shift is our intensive night school program that places an emphasis on raw, untrained talent. The program prides itself on creating pathways into the creative industries for those outside of traditional academia. Shift compels its students to make the best creative work of their life. This is accomplished through workshops, talks by those at the top of their game and real client briefs that help transform creative talents into tangible, marketable skills that can excel people forward into a career in the creative industries.
In 2019, 74% of the ‘Shifters’ secured placements following graduating the program in January, including in companies such AKQA, Iris, and Design Bridge.
Applications are now open: https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-new-blood-shift-nyc/.
“We went to agencies all around the city. We got priceless insight and direct input towards our portfolios"
“I was investing in a better future for myself. It taught me so much, and opened more doors for me that I thought were closed.”
“I questioned how I could belong in these spaces, but I didn’t let my insecurities stop me from attending”
Further details of the Shift NY programme, including information on the Class of 2019, and how to apply for Shift NY 2020 is available at: https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-new-blood-shift-nyc/. Applications are now open.