Category Archives: SMU Creative

TAI Student Idara Akpan Shares Experience Interning With Razorfish Health

Many advertising students dream of working in Chicago or New York City, but competition is fierce and many never get the opportunity. This summer TAI Creative Advertising student Idara Akpan took the chance and applied to work in New York … Continue reading

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TAI Student Jackson Foley Shares His Experience Interning at “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Rarely do students get the chance to work everyday on the set of one of their favorite television shows. But this summer TAI Creative Advertising student Jackson Foley had that opportunity. Foley worked as a Production Intern at “The Late … Continue reading

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TAI Creative Advertising Students Meet with Industry Professionals for Critique

On Monday, September 12, first-year TAI Creative Advertising students in Professor Mark Allen’s Concepting class were given an opportunity that many students will never get – to show their work to multiple industry professionals and get feedback from people who … Continue reading

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Learning Centuries-Old Techniques with Digital Technology

by Cheryl Mendenhall  In all of my classes you will hear me talking about the invention of the movable-type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg back in the 15th century. Movable type had been used in Asia hundreds of years earlier … Continue reading

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Executive Internship 2016: Diana Herrera

In the final semester of the Temerlin Advertising Institute’s MA in Advertising program, students work in an executive internship with a Dallas agency. Read Diana’s story below. Diana Herrera: Legion Advertising  At Legion, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside … Continue reading

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Photographer Stewart Cohen Helps TAI Students See Advertising Through His Lens

by Mark Allen  There are few things more frustrating for a creative advertising student than the moment they realize they’re going to have to settle for producing a lesser idea simply because the better idea requires production techniques, expertise or … Continue reading

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Executive Internships 2016: Yiyang (April) Yu

In the final semester of the Temerlin Advertising Institute’s MA in Advertising program, students work in an executive internship with a Dallas agency. Read April’s story below. Yiyang Yu: The Hall Agency In the Hall Agency, I’ve had the opportunity to design … Continue reading

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TAI Students Win Big at the 54th Annual AAF American Advertising Awards local competition

Written by: Willie Baronet TAI students Mackenzie Cimala, Tien Dang, Samantha Butz and Mallory Massa won the majority of honors in the Student category of the 54th annual American Advertising Federation (AAF) American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs) local competition, hosted … Continue reading

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TAI Alumn Spotlight: Jay Chary lands dream job at VICE: Talks about his latest assignments and lessons from TAI

Jay Chary (‘15) was ecstatic to be offered a position as a Junior Creative for VICE’s in-house creative agency. The once punk magazine has now expanded and evolved into a youth media giant, building out a multimedia network including the … Continue reading

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TAI Graduate Student Spotlight: Snow Wang

In mid-October, one of TAI’s second year MA in Advertising students, Snow Wang, began working in the Office of Student Transitions & Orientation. Here she is charged with graphic design projects for Recruitment Materials, Mustang Corral Graphics, Mustang Corral Compass … Continue reading

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