The LIONS School and its three academies allow you to invest in the future and for tomorrow’s creative stars through hands-on learning and coaching from the world’s greatest brands, creative minds and industry leaders – but don’t take it from us.
Take it from our previous alumni, who have gone on to win multiple Lions, create world-shifting work, and drive progress through creativity.
Dive into what the LIONS School experience is like from the previous “future creative leaders” who have been there and done it – from how they enrolled, to the senior roles and awards they earned from the process.
Then: Assistant Brand Manager, Unilever Canada (2012)
Now: Global Brand Engagement Manager, Love Beauty and Planet, Unilever (2019)
"Even 7 years later I have continued to pull inspiration from Cannes Lions – whether it be creative inspiration for our team now or simply the confidence to always push for more and not settling for 'good'"
Associate Creative Director, Dieste Inc. / Inaugural Young Lions Ambassador 2019
"Being the voice of the academy was an experience that challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone. While it was initially difficult, it was well worth the reward of mentoring academy students from all over the world."
"Simply too incredible to put into words. I gained invaluable tips, skills and advice directly from industry leaders. I left a better person and an improved creative.”
Junior Art Director
Badger & Winters, USA
Executive Creative Director, Serviceplan Group
11 Gold Lion, 7 Silver Lion, 11 Bronze Lion, 62 Shortlisted
Lorenz has created work for the likes of Sky Live Sports, Les Paul Skill Check and various projects for Dot Inc. He has won 29 Cannes Lions.
"For me, it was the most influential experience of my career".
Connections Director, with a focus on Social Media Strategy VMLY&R 2018, Media Academy
Christina was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2019 in marketing and advertising for her leadership and development of Wendy’s brand in the social space as well as The Drum’s 50 Under 30 Creative Women in Advertising.
"LIONS Academy gave me a whole new perspective on the industry..."
Senior Art Director, Ogilvy
Samyu Murali is an Art Director and Designer based in India. She’s had experience working in creative agencies in Atlanta, Austin and Mumbai. She’s handled brands like Dove, Cadbury, Kellogg’s, Tata Motors, Marico, United Airlines and Dell. She’s passionate about creating a positive change in the industry through design and inclusivity.
"LIONS Academy taught me that you don't need to wait for a brief to create good work and to lead with heart."
Director of Sales, Stasher
Gary is a creative guru who has won and been shortlisted for multiple awards including a Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity shortlist. He is currently Director of Sales at Stasher.
"LIONS Academy taught me to stop thinking like a marketer and start thinking like a human!"
Account Director, Integrated Marketing at Vice Media
Aryn Terry is a unique blend of professionalism in business, driven by creativity. Aryn holds an Account Director role at Vice Media Group dedicated to overseeing Target’s media and talent partnerships.
"There's something powerful about networking across vs networking up."