Rick
Bursky

Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Program Affiliation: 
(818) 645-4599
Expertise: 
Advertising

Rick
Bursky

Adjunct Lecturer
(818) 645-4599
Academic Program Affiliation: 

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Rick Bursky is a career advertising professional who is passionate about teaching up-and-coming advertising practitioners, or anyone interested the cultural phenomena that advertising can be. Bursky has several decades as a writer in large ad agencies and has won some of the most prestigious advertising awards.He has done eight semesters at Art Center College of Design, for one BFA; four semesters in graduate school for one MFA in creative writing; 25 semesters teaching at Art Center College of Design; three semesters teaching at Otis College of Art; 12 semesters teaching at USC Annenberg School of Communications; 10 semesters teaching at UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program; two mentions of name over dinner at David Ogilvy’s home in Touffo, France; 14 years at DDB; one mention of name in the biography of the director of the Central Intelligence Agency; one Gold Pencil from One Show; one Cannes Lion; two Belding Bowls from Los Angeles Advertising Club; 251 hours piloting small planes; one plane crash; 190 scuba dives; four years as a paratrooper in the US Army; 49 jumps from airplanes, jets and helicopters; one year Army National Guard; four published books; 276 published poems; one play produced off-Broadway in New York; 19 published magazine articles; 136 fountain pens; 976 books read; five fun-filled appearances on a national TV game show; two years hiding-out in Europe.