Aspiring A.D. Monetizes His Search

I recall a number of years ago a prospective student crawled into a wooden crate and had himself delivered to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Art Center didn’t appreciate the stunt, but another, less prestigious art school did. They offered the guy admission.
Now, Adfreak points us to Mike Cessario, an Art Center student with an out of the box idea. He’s selling ad space in his portfolio.
He’s pitching photographers primarily.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. This has so been done before a few times. But this guy seems as much a pr-hound as anyone.

  2. Does anyone remember when a solid portfolio was all you needed to get into advertising?