Meet Our Education Partner
Half school, half real-world.
Housed in a 1940’s factory building at the end of Bennett Street in Atlanta, Portfolio Center feels more like an agency than it does a school. The spaces are unexpected. The outside walls are covered with street art by artists from around the world. The inside is equipped with a photo studio, maker lab, co-working spaces, conference room style classrooms and multiple galleries displaying student work.
In 1993, after selling Portfolio Center, Ron and his wife, Pippa, started Miami Ad School. They grew Miami Ad School into a global network of 15 schools that allow students to study and intern around the world. In 2014, everything came full circle. Portfolio Center came back to Ron (and Pippa) and is now part of the Miami Ad School network.
Each year, MODA and Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center partner to bring nationally-renowned designers to Atlanta to speak to the design community and general public through our Design Conversation series.
Check out the exciting speakers that are part of the 2019 Design Conversation series:
Join us on Thursday, April 4, when acclaimed designer Stefan Sagmeister explores the essence of beauty and the transformative power of beautiful design while talking about the just-released book he co-authored with Jessica Walsh titled Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty.
Join us on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm for a Design Conversation presented by Diti Katona, Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer of the Toronto-based firm, Concrete!
Katona will talk about her work producing elegant and evocative work for the firm’s clients in fashion, retail and luxury goods.
Join MODA and Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center for a Design Conversation with Bobby C. Martin, Founding Partner of Original Champions of Design, and Jennifer Kinon, who leads OCD's business, design and strategy.