Chicago Portfolio School offers a few online workshops this Winter in Creative Advertising, Podcasting, Sports Marketing and more! Strengthen your skills and make a quick portfolio-worthy piece! 


To register, or if you have any questions, reach out to fran@chicagoportfolio.com. Space is limited. 

  • Starting Your Portfolio

    Jon Leachman, Creative Director @ Energy BBDO

    Tuesdays at 6PM (CT) - 8 weeks
    Cost Is $600

    Take a deep dive into solving problems for brands, learn how to change the behavior of consumers, think of big ideas that resonate, and leave with portfolio-worthy creative pieces.‎

    Jon Leachman is a Creative Director / Art Director currently working at Energy BBDO in Chicago. In the 15 years, he’s worked in the ad industry, Jon has created award-winning work for iconic brands like McDonald's, Jack Daniels, Gap, Wal-Mart and the US Olympic Committee.


    First class is Tuesday, January 11th from 6 PM-8 PM CT

  • Breaking into Podcasting

    2 Consecutive Weeks starting 1/24, 6pm-8pm (CT)
    Cost Is $150

    Podcasting is fun and easy, whether it’s reviewing craft beer with your buddies or advice for a tech start-up. Learn how to navigate the podcasting platforms, equipment, editing, posting and promoting.

    First class is Monday, January 24th at 6 PM CT. The last class is Monday, January 31st at 6 PM CT. The cost is $150.‎


    Amanda Burger, Senior Copywriter @ 72 & Sunny

    Cost Is $600

    Amanda Burger is a Senior Copywriter at 72 & Sunny. A Chicago native who now calls LA home, her philosophy is that dope headlines are the secret weapon of every copywriter. In this workshop, you’ll learn what makes a headline great, plus exercises that teach you to write a lot of them. And you’ll leave with the makings of great portfolio pieces.


    The first class is Tuesday, January 25th, from 7 PM-9 PM CT.

  • Earned Media Campaigns

    Wednesdays at 6PM (CT), 4 Weeks. Starts February 16th
    Cost Is $300

    Traditional advertising portfolios are filled with big ideas that brands should buy ad space for. Earned media portfolios also need big ideas – but ideas that people want to share on social and publications want to write about. Learn how to create ideas that will earn their own publicity, and leave with a portfolio-worthy campaign.

    The first class is Wednesday, February 16th from 6pm-8pm CT.

  • What’s a Portfolio?

    Free Workshop, Meets January 18th and 25th - 6pm-8pm (CT)
    Cost Is $0

    Want to be a Strategist, Brand Manager, Copywriter, Graphic Designer, Art Director, UX or UI Designer, Social Content, Digital Designer, Video Production, Illustrator, Photographer? You’re going to need a portfolio. Learn what sets the great ones apart and how building your portfolio starts with knowing the exact job you want.


    Join us for 2 free live classes! They can also be recorded. Meets January 18th and 25th from 6 pm-8 pm CST.