Event — Portfolio Reviews: Get advice from top creatives on showing multidisciplinary work
We’re hosting our next portfolio review on Thursday January 28th, with a focus on multidisciplinary work. So if you work in a few different ways, this is your chance to get feedback from pros working across design and advertising. Open to UK creatives within the first two years of their careers, read on for how to get involved.
Putting together any kind of portfolio can be a tricky challenge. But what if you do lots of different things, work across various mediums and have a bunch of different skills? How do you create a coherent portfolio that best expresses all angles of your creative practice?
Well, for those of you with a more multidisciplinary mindset, we have just the thing. We’re hosting our next portfolio review on Thursday January 28th, with a focus on multidisciplinary work.
So if you work in a few different ways, this is your chance to get feedback from pros working across design and advertising. Open to UK creatives within the first two years of their careers, read on for how to get involved.
Who will be there?
Creatives and companies offering feedback on the day will include:
W+K helps build great brands such as Coca-Cola, Formula 1, Nike, Sainsbury’s and TK Maxx. The creatively driven communications agency produces provocative, culturally influential work – earning itself the position of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company in Marketing and Advertising in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Jessy Gill, creative strategy director, Depop
Jessy is a creative strategist, working to bridge the gap between thought and craft, and is currently a creative strategy director at Depop. Not the conventional type of strategist, Jessy’s approach is curious and unorthodox, which had lead her to work for successful global brands who don't follow the status quo, just like her.
DixonBaxi is a brand and design consultancy using creativity to design a better future. They work with brands that challenge convention, including Audible, AT&T, V&A, Premier League, Channel 4, Eurosport, Netflix and AC Milan.
Shanice Mears, head of talent, The Elephant Room
Shanice is the co-founder of The Elephant Room, where she works as head of talent. The agency was set up to take a new approach to the advertising industry and directly address industry’s lack of diversity and inclusion. She also runs a platform called Girls, Lets talk and is currently a guest tutor at Kingston University, and was formerly brand manager for GUAP magazine.
Design and direction company ManvsMachine creates future-focused content and communications for some of the world’s biggest brands. This has included designing identity systems for Channel 4 and ITV, animating chickens for a KFC commercial and directing footballers Mbappe, Neymar and Ronaldo for a Nike campaign.
How will it work?
The session will take place over Zoom on Thursday 28th January 2021, from 5pm to 8pm GMT. In breakout rooms of three, you will get the opportunity to have your work reviewed by several of the industry creatives throughout the evening.
Please also note that the session is open to those with no more than two years of experience. Priority will be given to creatives working in a multidisciplinary way.
You will be required to have something to show (e.g. a limit of three projects or pieces of work that capture what you do), but don’t worry if this isn’t a polished portfolio.
How to apply
You can be a student, grad, or just within the first two years of your creative career.
This session is open to you if you are:
• Not in full-time creative work
• Within the first 2 years of your career
• Based in the UK
• Aged 18 and over
Register your interest by Wednesday January 20th via the link below, and please note that we are charging a £5 deposit to confirmed applicants, which will be returned the day after the event. This is so we can ensure attendance and avoid anyone missing out on unfilled spots.
Due to limited capacity, we will get in contact with applicants once numbers are confirmed.