Art directors, make 2019 count

Join this six-month career accelerator for art directors in fashion and get the support, feedback and network you need to succeed. 

Starts April 2019

Six months support

Mentoring and coaching
One-to-one monthly calls

From $600 / mth
Payment plans

4,400 alumni network
95 different countries

Get better clients. Tell better stories. Get better work

You chose a challenging path. Don’t make it one you’re walking alone. You want industry feedback on the work you create, personal support as you develop, and an insider's insight and understanding of how to progress your career further into the fashion world.

Take this chance to translate all your hard work into success. Make your potential count.

How it works

Mastered accelerators are a completely new way to support art directors in fashion. The six month experience takes place online and in-person. You'll get access to world-class experts, valuable feedback, personal coaching, and an exclusive event in London. 

See how it works

One-to-one feedback and personal coaching

The backbone of the accelerator are monthly mentoring calls from industry insiders who are matched to you and your needs. Every call has a written follow-up and clear next steps for you.

Each month you will also get a session with a performance coach. They will help you translate what you are learning into action and lasting change for you personally and professionally.

Insight from industry leaders

After each call, you will receive tailored content specific to your challenges and goals, to support you with what you need to do to take the next step forward. 

You will also have access to an exclusive video library, featuring insight and advice from industry insiders who are working and succeeding in the industry today.


Photographer:: Grazyna Gudejko

Hair: Christina Kolovos

Makeup: Fajer Fadjel

Makeup: Elisabeth Peclard

Styling: Tania Dioespirro

Art director: Nancy Herrmann

Grazyna Gudejko, Photography: Mastered, shot at Mastered Live Croatia

Online and in-person experience

The experience is designed to come to you and fit around your professional career. You can access the materials anytime, anywhere, on your mobile. 

But this is more than just an online course. As well as your monthly calls, you will also be invited to Mastered Live, an unforgettable weekend of learning and creativity hosted in London, with the opportunity to meet mentors and get in-person feedback.

A network of opportunity

You will join a global pool of curated talent to network and collaborate with - emerging designers, photographers, and stylists who can help you create work that gets noticed. With over 4,400 in our alumni community, this is a community of fashion and beauty professionals like no other. 

Case study: Caroline Nitsch

Graphic designer and art director Caroline explains how enrolling on Art Direction: Mastered gave her the clarity on her goals needed to take the leap to quit her job, go freelance, and seek out the work she really wanted.

Meet the experts

In your content library, you’ll get high-quality knowledge, insight and advice from industry leaders who understand your challenges as an art director. Here’s a selection of lead experts from our previous accelerators (note - speakers subject to change in 2019).

Fabien Baron
Fabien Baron
Creative director
Inez & Vinoodh
Inez & Vinoodh
Celebrated photography duo
Tony King
Tony King
CEO and creative director, King & Partners
Jaime Perlman
Jaime Perlman
Creative director, Vogue UK
Graham Fink
Graham Fink
Chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather, China
Becky Smith
Becky Smith
Creative director, Twin Magazine
Jacob Wildschiøtz
Jacob Wildschiøtz
Creative director, NR2154
Lydia Pang
Lydia Pang
Creative director, Refinery29

An experience tailored to your goals

The accelerator has been built to give you the insight, feedback, coaching, and network needed to claim your place in the industry of the future. Take a look at what topics you could cover with your mentor. 

Set goals

To succeed as an art director in fashion, you need to identify what you want for your career, and have a plan to achieve it. Our career development coaches and talent team will help you define your goals and develop a framework to help you reach them.

Creative process

We’ll explore how to get inspired and turn ideas into finished work. You will focus on your creative process and develop new ways to research and develop ideas that fit with your goals and aesthetic.


Your relationship with success and failure massively impacts your progression towards your goals. Learn to develop a ‘new breed’ mindset which you need to be a stronger art director and reframe past failures as opportunities to learn.

Building a team

As an art director, your most important creative tool is your team. Learn how to bring the right creatives into a project, from copywriters to beauty professionals, and learn how to communicate your vision and get everyone else on board.

Editorial, branding and campaign work

Explore all avenues for your work, the nuances of each - and how they fit together for your wider career objectives. You will get a clear view on how to apply your personal aesthetic to each, and to what extent.

Digital, experiential, and what's next

Never has there been a more exciting time to be an art director. From the proliferation of digital media and the creative solutions it requires, to in-real-life experiences and the potential that emerging technologies such as virtual reality offer, this accelerator will open your mind to all of it.

Brand, money and career planning

As an art director, you are your own brand. Learn the steps to communicate yourself as such, and in turn making brands and collaborators aware of you, so you have the confidence to get paid for the work you do, to the level you deserve.

The adidas brief - Gary Aspden's selection

The brand expert, Spezial head honcho and adidas consultant Gary Aspden picked his favourite projects submitted for the Photography: Mastered campaign brief.

Showcased here are images by Melinda Cartmer and Devin Brown. 

What some of our 4,400 alumni say


“A pleasure to be a part of such an inspired platform. Thank you for creating an environment that supports us as artists, and let us work together to thrive in the industry.”

Yossi Fisher

Art Direction: Mastered current professional


“This program has taught me about myself and my style and hence developed my focus and made me more determined to succeed.”

Tina Eisen

Photography: Mastered alumni


“I believe the program gave me the confidence to have my own voice and not try to fit in with everyone else. I also think it gave me the ability to explore image making as an artist and not just a photographer.”

Vania Elise

Photography: Mastered alumni


“I'm honoured that this opportunity came by and to be part of this amazing talented group of people. So ready to challenge myself and make the things I always wanted.”

Daphne Westland

Art Direction: Mastered current professional

Ready to make 2019 count?

Our admissions team are ready to answer any of your questions.
6 months

Industry support
April 2019
Starting soon
From $600 / mth
Payment plans