Thank you for your interest in the Art Directors Club of Denver! The Club has been around since 1955, and has over 500 members and participants. We offer exciting monthly programs and events, a website, membership directory, Annual Show and Student Show, Mentor program, job listings, networking and volunteer opportunities, education involvement and many other resources. We’re sure that you will find many great benefits from your membership.
Back in 1955, Denver art directors were seeking recognition for their talents, which were already recognized in the larger markets such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. They believed that good art was also good business, and Denver needed to update its thinking. With experienced art directors such as Bill Moomey, recently hired at Coors, familiar with New York ways and art directors’ organizations, as well as influences from the International Design Conference in Aspen, by then in its 4th year, a small band of local art directors set out on a mission to bring a higher level of advertising art to this so-called western cow-town.
Fifty-nine years later it is still the mission of the Art Directors Club of Denver to continue the tradition of elevating the art of advertising and design to the national level. One way ADCD achieves this is by serving as Denver’s sponsor and host for the One Club One Show Awards each year, giving Denver and Colorado a national presence in the design industry.
At the local level the club offers a season full of speakers and events that are sure to inform and entertain. Our event season runs all year, so be sure to check our web site regularly and sign up for our newsletter for upcoming events, jobs and more!
As a member you will receive information about our speaker presentations featuring some of the best and brightest creatives from across the country. You also get free admission to all speaker programs; reduced rates on annual and student show entry fees and many other benefits. Student members also have access to all professional events as well as a program designated just for students. We encourage companies to get involved too to support our creative community and receive unique benefits. View all our benefits to learn more. We have membership levels fit for you.
It is the members of ADCD who have helped the club endure and thrive for all these years. We would like to thank you once again for your interest in the club, and we hope that you will choose to become a part of our community for years to come.