From VP to AD


From bank VP to award-winning art director.

How I found a career I love at Miami Ad School.

At 29, I thought I had life figured out. I was a vice president of an international bank in Panama, my country. I had my music on almost every single radio station. I was living a pretty decent life. While on a trip to Miami I saw a sign next to a school that made me question my  career choice. Thou shall not do boring advertising were the words that made me quit my career to follow my dream. When I quit everything to pursue a career in advertising, Miami Ad School was there for me. 

Frank Garcia when he was Vice President of Banvivienda, International Bank in Panama

Frank Garcia when he was Vice President of Banvivienda, International Bank in Panama

one of those award-driven agencies that wants to change the world. I can say that when I was in school I brainstormed with the most amazing people (my classmates), I presented my ideas to the greatest creatives (my instructors); and I learned the skills that got my work published and made it go viral from the four agencies where I interned (SapientNitro, Alma DDB, JWT & Saatchi). I can say that I won awards, worked on amazing briefs, and learned that if you have a good idea you need to come up with a better one. That’s the most important thing I learned from Miami Ad School. This world is full of amazing creatives. It doesn’t matter if you have experience, or if you don’t. If you have a passion for advertising, if you are moving your head saying yes while reading this, you know Miami Ad School is for you.

Frank Garcia, Miami Ad School art direction graduate.

Frank Garcia, Miami Ad School art direction graduate.

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Credits:
Frank Garcia (Creative/Art Director/Illustrator/Animator), Giulia Magaldi (Creative/Art Director/Illustrator/Animator) & Begoña Mas(Creative/Copywriter)