What Goes On Here?

Let’s start with the big picture: SVC helps people already in the business of marketing, branding, design, UX, and content creation fill in the gaps in their knowledge through public full- and half-day workshops and custom corporate workshops.

Then there’s the side of SVC that’s for those of you putting together portfolios to start a new career in user experience, visual design, content writing, or advertising. If you’re in that camp, SVC’s evening portfolio-building classes, along with multi-week certificate programs will get you over the fulfilling employment finish line.

And did we mention we also teach hands-on skills, like letterpress printing and hand-lettering? We just did.

Started in 1971 by Dick and Cherry Brown, SVC was a school where the teachers were pros who were actually in the business. And you know what? They still are.

When you come to SVC, you get hands-on experience with people whose hands are still very much on. Our instructors are contributing in a major way at top firms like Hornall Anderson, Microsoft, Starbucks, Possible, POP, and Teague.

And these experts share what they’ve learned working on big-time brands like Google, Facebook, REI, Target, Amazon, and the proverbial many more.


About SVC

Let’s sum it all up. If you’re looking to add to your portfolio or fill in some blank spaces in your brain, you can’t do much better than SVC.

The instructors are all top-notch working professionals who bring real world and big brand knowledge into the classroom.

All this happens in an environment of friendliness, helpfulness and encouragement. Might this have something to do with the fact that 99% of SVC students say they’d recommend us?

We’re 100% certain that it does.

Live Classroom Teaching at SVC Seattle

Where Are We?

SVC is in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood — home to Amazon, Facebook, Google, and the Elephant Super Car Wash. Map it


SVC Hours

While classes are in session
Monday - Thursday: 10AM to 9:30PM
Friday: 10AM to 2PM

Between quarters
Monday - Thursday: 10AM to 4PM
Friday: 10AM to 2PM