WK12 is an experimental advertising school housed inside Wieden+Kennedy's Portland office. The school accepts 13 students who spend 12 months creating advertising campaigns for local non-profits, making art, and learning how to collaborate with 12 other people.

I was lucky enough to join Byron Oshiro and Jim Riswold as one of the directors of the school partway through it's 6th year. The 8th class just graduated last year. 12.9 starts this winter.

The website the past class built to recruit the new class is as good a place as any to dig into what this program is. Check it out here. The blog is another good place to explore the program.