On Thursday 30th September we’ll be hosting our next portfolio review, all about getting into the world of advertising. So if you’re hoping to work in this area, this is a brilliant opportunity to meet and get feedback from the experts. Open to UK creatives within the first year of their careers, read on for how to get involved.
Our next portfolio review is dedicated to those starting out in advertising. You can be a student, a grad or simply be within the first year of your career journey.
Advertising is a broad industry with a variety of avenues to go down. You can be an art director, deciding how best to visually communicate an idea, help promote a brand and engage with its audience. Or you can be a copywriter – writing for numerous brands with varying personalities and intentions, penning copy that best engages with its intended audience. Those who want to be both – and more – can also simply title themselves as a “creative”
This is a chance to meet industry professionals and get advice and feedback, at the same time as getting to know some fellow emerging creatives.
How will it work?
The session will take place over Zoom on Thursday 30th September 2021, from 5pm to 8pm BST. There are only a limited number of places available, so make sure you sign up to register your interest.
The event itself is fast-paced: In breakout rooms of three emerging creatives and one reviewer, you will get the opportunity to show and discuss work, and get advice and feedback. This will then rotate, so you get to meet several reviewers throughout the evening.
Please also note that the session is open to those looking to work in graphic design, and creatives, with no more than one year of experience. You will be required to have something to show (e.g. one to two projects or pieces of work that capture what you do), but don’t worry if this isn’t a polished portfolio.
Who will be there?
Lambros Charalambous, creative director, BBC Creative
Lambros is a writer and creative director currently working for BBC Creative, the BBC’s in-house creative agency, formed in 2016. Working across all media and seen across all platforms, the BBC Creative team make everything from simple trailers to complex campaigns, spanning TV, cinema, print, digital, experiential and more.
Read more about BBC Creative here.
Jessy Gill, strategy director, Mother Design
Jessy is a creative strategist, working to bridge the gap between thought and craft, and is currently a strategy director at Mother Design. Not the conventional type of strategist, Jessy’s approach is curious and unorthodox, which has led her to work for successful global brands who don't follow the status quo, just like her.
Read more about Mother Design here.
Katia Schutz, creative copywriter, WE ARE Pi
Katia is a creative copywriter, currently working for independent ideas company, WE ARE Pi, in Amsterdam with her creative partner, Stefan Foster. Most recently, Katia has worked on Gumtree’s “No Frills” TV campaign and has also written adverts for Honda and Ann Summers. When not copywriting, Katia also creates AR filters for Instagram.
Read more about Katia here, and read more about WE ARE Pi here.
Rose Fairley, talent recruiter, Wieden+Kennedy
Rose became a talent recruiter at Wieden+Kennedy last March, after spending almost five years working there as a producer. Wieden+Kennedy London is a creatively driven communications agency, part of the independent network of eight W+K offices around the world. Inspired by clients, W+K helps build great brands such as Coca-Cola, Formula 1, Nike, Sainsbury’s and TK Maxx.
Read more about Wieden+Kennedy here.
Engine prides itself on being a diverse community of creative and strategic thinkers, makers and inventors. A group of natural-born collaborators who love new challenges, Engine help organisations thrive in an ever-changing brand landscape. The agency has recruited the most diverse air force yet for the RAF and has tripled blood donations with its ‘Missing Type’ campaign for NHS Blood and Transplant.
Read more about Engine here.
How to apply
This session is open to students, grads, or those within the first year of a creative career. Please note you are only eligible to register if you are:
• Not in full-time creative work
• Within the first year of your career
• Based in the UK
• Aged 18 and over
Register your interest by midnight, 20th September via the link below.
Registering for this event does not guarantee a place. Those invited to attend will be emailed a week before the event, and will be asked to pay a £5 deposit. This is to confirm your attendance, and will be refunded after the session.
Attendees are selected based on their eligibility, so please be assured that if you are not invited, this is not a reflection of the quality of your work.
We hope to see you there!