VCU Salary Survey, 2023

A salary survey created by VCU Brandcenter broken down by position and level within creative departments at agencies.

How to Make Spec Work

Building a portfolio showcasing exceptional work is crucial to stand out and be chosen by a top-notch agency.
However, the challenge arises when trying to showcase impressive projects for prominent clients without prior professional experience. This is where “spec work” comes into play.

How I F*cked Up

A series telling the tales of failure with special industry-leader guests (which means tales of UTTERLY GARGANTUAN F*CK-UPS, naturally).

Communication Arts

Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication.

Lürzer’s Archive

For over 30 years Lürzer’s Archive has been curating the very best in commercial creativity. Beginning as an archive of the best in print and video campaigns, we now encompass the ever growing gamut of creative commercial output.

Confessions of a Creative Director

Teaching you how to break in and thrive in the marketing communication industry by sharing success (and horror) stories from today’s advertising trailblazers.

Advertising Annuals Archive

A folder of legally digitized advertising annuals from the 1930s to the 2010s, courtesy of the Internet Archive.


Boords is an easy-to-use storyboarding tool to plan creative projects.

Adobe Color

With Adobe Color, you have access to the powerful harmonization engines for creating beautiful color themes to use in Adobe products.