Clare McNally has over 20 years of advertising teaching experience at universities, creative schools, agencies and conferences around the world. She heads courses, gives talks and runs workshops on creativity and copywriting • Please get in touch for teaching opportunities.


Clare is currently a guest teacher and course leader at a variety of advertising schools. 

The Atomic Garden School of Creativity & Advertising (Vilnius) / Head of 4-month Good Brand Creation Course for students and professionals & Copywriting teacher for Creativity, Creative Performance and Brand Manager courses • Tekstlinjen (Copenhagen) a specialised copywriting programme / Guest speaker 'How to Art Direct copy' • Reklamelinjen (Copenhagen) an introductory advertising course / Guest speaker on Creative Portfolios.

Clare has previously curated courses and taught at The Danish School of Media & Journalism in Copenhagen (Brand Creation, Art Direction, Concepting & Portfolios), The Copenhagen School of Design & Technology (Magazines and editorial platforms), the Miami Ad School Quarter Away Programme in Amsterdam (Creative concepting) and the Miami Ad School in Miami (Guest teacher).


Clare's students have won or been shortlisted at D&AD New Blood, the Creative Conscience Awards, Future Lions, Lürzers Archive, the CREAM International Portfolio competition, Young Guns and YCCA (Young Creative Circle). Most importantly, they graduate as hard-working, well-rounded young creatives hungry to work anywhere in the world.

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Clare has also done portfolio reviews & speed dates for Miami Ad School (Amsterdam & Miami); DMJX (Copenhagen); The Dutch Design Institute, Talent Nights (Amsterdam) and the Young Danish Creatives (Cannes). She has no idea how many portfolios she's seen, but believes it's well into the millions. Clare gladly mentors students after graduation as they build their careers. If you'd like advice on building your portfolio and creative career, feel free to get in touch.

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