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Why ‘The Kennedys’? Well, it’s an homage to the other great man whose name is on the door here. The one with the slightly shaggier beard. Art director, sculptor, philanthropist, and general thought tinkerer, David Kennedy forged one of the most amazing careers in advertising without giving a toss for the rules and conventions of the industry, driven solely by the pureness of an idea.
Since his retirement in 1993, David continues to frequent his messy little nook in the Portland office, wearing his well-worn 501’s, to scribble and scratch in his endless pursuit of creating something new.
The Kennedys is a group of six young creatives selected to take part in Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam’s apprenticeship program. It is designed for creatives of all disciplines who want to join our staff for a period of 7 months so they can learn to create and produce real work.
Check out our work from previous classes:
Class of 2013 - coming soon
We are looking for writers, photographers, artists, designers, filmmakers, animators, tech developers, game designers, doers, makers, thinkers, schemers and plotters with a personal voice and a unique creative vision.
Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2014.
The Kennedys is open to young talents with a European Union passport. We are looking for people who will be done with school by the time this program begins on 1st June 2014. It is not necessary to have previous advertising experience.
If you are selected as one of the 6 participants, it’s time to pack your bags and move to Amsterdam. Wieden+Kennedy will cover the expenses for your travel, provide accommodation for 7 months and a minimum-wage salary.
Additionally, the participants will have a designated space in the office, will be provided with computers and software and will be granted access to Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam’s facilities (recording spaces, kitchen, gym, art studio, fruits, veggies, garden and loads of coffee).
Participants will work as a separate group within the agency on real assignments with real deadlines. Dedicated mentors will be assigned to oversee the group’s work, answer questions, help brainstorm ideas and to encourage success. Participants will refine their skills to create kick ass campaigns in every medium, and master the always-complicated processes behind creative work for clients.
It will be not be easy, we will ask a lot from you and you will work a lot. But it will be fun. A lot of fun and you will learn a lot.
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