The Art Directors Club of Germany (ADC) counts more than 690 leading minds of creative communication. Club members are renowned designers, journalists, architects, scenographers, photographers, illustrators, directors, composers, producers and advertisers. The ADC views itself as a benchmark of creative excellence and honours outstanding works of communication. To reach that goal, the ADC hosts competitions, congresses, seminars, lectures, b2b-events and edits several publications.
The club was founded in Düsseldorf in 1964 and was modeled after its American counterpart. The ADC office is headquartered in Berlin. The ADC members elect the board of 12 honorary members for a period of two years. A managing director heads the clubs daily business. Supporting members sustain the club financially. The ADC is a non-profit organization.
The Art Directors Club of Germany (ADC) is part of the umbrella organization ADC OF EUROPE (ADC*E). It is member of the ZAW and is one of the founders of the BERLIN SCHOOL OF CREATIVE LEADERSHIP.