From Wall Street to Miami Ad School, Then Jobs at MTV, Yahoo and Now His First Feature Film, Stretch and Bobbito

When he was growing up art had been an important part of Omar Acosta’s life but he never thought he could earn a living in a creative career. Omar felt he needed to be more conventional so he started out as a stockbroker trainee. While the year-long, Wall Street job served as a boot camp in business education, it also made Omar realize how important it is to do something with your life that you love.

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Just Kick, Laugh and Hold On

The newest addition to the crazee Miami Ad School Wynwood campus is lots of fun for everyone: seasoned soccer players from Real Madrid pros to hapless grandmothers on walkers. Talent is completely un-necessary; knowledge of the game is also un-necessary. All you do is kick and laugh and hold on.

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DESIGN should be called FUTURE and It’s Yours

PORTFOLIO CENTER (Miami Ad School’s location in Atlanta) along with the Museum of Design Atlanta is sponsoring a series on the evolution of design in business and what role designers play in making a company successful. This is a free series.

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Take Control of Your Career. Become Who You’re Meant to Be.

At Miami Ad School, from the day you start, you learn by doing. This video, created by three, first-quarter students, is an example of that philosophy. The project, part of their Video Storytelling course, was “Why Miami Ad School?”. The finished two-minute video, a collection of interviews of students and staff and footage of the school, tells the reason “why”. In the process of telling their story the students learned to shoot, light, direct and edit.

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Tastes Like Chicken

All of Miami Ad School’s locations are very dog-friendly places (as are many ad agencies, design firms and companies like Google). Students, instructors and staff are welcome to bring their dogs. The school’s founders bring their dogs, currently three, to school everyday. When the dogs aren’t in class or playing ball they hang out in Ron and Pippa’s offices. Lately the newest school mascot, a Doberwoman, has been very busy redecorating. Read the story of the accidental mascot

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