Posted 02 April 2024

Want to get into graphic design? Apply for our next portfolio review

On Thursday 25 April, we’ll be hosting our latest portfolio review, all about getting into graphic design! So if you’re a UK-based creative who is studying, recently graduated, or are within the first year of your career, this is a great opportunity to meet experts and get feedback.

Interested in working in graphic design? Our next portfolio review is for you!

Get your work seen by graphic designers, senior designers, creative directors and more, all of whom have a wide scope of knowledge about this part of industry. They’ll look over your portfolio, offer expert feedback and help you in your journey into this realm.

Whether you’re a student, have just graduated or are within the first year of your career, this is a chance to get some invaluable advice from industry professionals and connect with fellow emerging creatives.

How will it work?

The session will take place over Zoom on Thursday 25 April, from 17:00 to 20:00 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, as well as get advice and feedback. This will then rotate, so you’ll get to meet several reviewers throughout the evening.

Please also note that the session is open to those looking to work in graphic design, 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?

How to apply

This session is open to students, grads, or those within the first year of a creative career. 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

Please note as there are a limited number of spaces registering doesn’t guarantee a place. You will also be required to submit an example of your work in your application.

Register your interest by 23:59 BST on 14 April via the link below.

Registration and deposits

How do we select attendees for our Portfolio Review events?
In line with our aim to encourage greater transparency and representation within the creative working world, we prioritise candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the creative industries.

This includes (but is not limited to) applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds; the LGBTQIA+ community; those who are neurodivergent; D/deaf, disabled or have a long-term health condition; and applicants from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.


Those invited to attend the breakout room sessions will be emailed a week before the event and asked to pay a £5 deposit. This is to confirm your attendance and will be fully refunded after the session.

If you have any concerns about this, please don’t hesitate to reach out and we’ll be sure to do what we can to help.

We hope to see you there!

Written by Creative Lives in Progress