The Art Directors Club is one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, and it is a gathering place for leaders in visual communication. The New York art directors who make up ADC members share the vision of their founder, Louis Pedlar, who brought his colleagues in advertising together in 1920 to dignify their profession and judge advertising art by the same stringent standards as fine art. For over ninety years, ADC members have taken up Pedlar’s challenge by funding programs to connect, provoke and elevate creative professionals around the world.
Each year, ADC brings together the best minds in the creative industries to celebrate the winners of our Annual Awards and Young Gunscompetitions, help a new generation of creative leaders rise up through the National Student Portfolio Reviews and Saturday Career Workshops, and celebrate the achievements of Hall of Fame inductees and GrandMasters recipients. Throughout the year, ADC produces a wide range of programs on advertising, design, and interactive media for professionals, students, and others with a serious interest in visual communications. This group of New York art directors is a self-funded non-profit working on behalf of its members. The events and programs are the result of the collective energy of nearly 1,500 creative professionals worldwide.
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