Posted 04 January 2024

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

On Thursday 25 January, we’ll be hosting our first portfolio review of 2024 – and it’s all about getting into motion design! 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.

Applying for roles in motion design or considering it? Our next portfolio review is for you!

From animators all the way to creative leads, our reviewers have a wide scope of knowledge about the industry. They’ll look over your showreels and portfolios, offer expert feedback and help you in your journey into the world of motion design.

Whether you’re a student, a fresh grad, or are in the first year of your career, this is a chance to get some invaluable advice from industry professionals and connect with fellow emerging creatives. So if you’re curious about what it takes to bring a brand to life, our reviewers will be on hand to share their tips and wisdom.

How will it work?

The session will take place over Zoom on Thursday 25 January, from 17:00 to 20:00 GMT. 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 motion 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?

👋 Hannah Willcocks (she/her)
Designer, Found

👋 Glen Yeoh (he/him)
Creative Lead – Experiential and Motion Direction, Moving Brands

👋 Jacqui Munoz (Leis) (she/her)
3D Designer, ManvsMachine

👋 Santi Avila (he/him)
Senior Motion Designer, Koto

👋 Rebecca ‘Betty’ Tzouliou (she/her)
Motion Graphics Designer, Electric Theatre Collective

👋 Junaid Ansar (he/him) and Alex Croft (he/him)
Lead Motion Designers, DEPT®
Junaid’s LinkedIn
Alex’s LinkedInAlex’s Instagram

👋 Tyron Major (he/they) and Alex Vella (she/her)
Motion Designer and Senior Motion Designer, DEPT®
Tyron’s LinkedIn
Tyron’s Instagram
Alex’s LinkedInAlex’s InstagramAlex’s Website

👋 David Burgess (he/him)
Motion Designer, Myth

👋 Theo Ward (he/him)
Senior Motion Designer, Bond & Coyne

👋 Jake Hardiman (he/him)
Senior Creative, Art&Graft

👋 Oli Minchin (he/him) and Matt Churchill (he/him)
Head of 2D and 3D Animation and Senior Designer, Elmwood
Oli’s LinkedInMatt’s LinkedIn

👋 Gosia Bem
Motion Designer, weareseventeen

👋 Stefan Ahmad (he/him)
Motion Graphic Designer, Golden Wolf

👋 Woody Hai (he/him)
Senior Motion Designer, Where Giants Roam

👋 Rory Tatton (he/him)
Digital Designer, 2LK

👋 Winston Duke (he/him)
Senior Motion Designer, Wolff Olins

👋 Megan Williams (she/her)
Lead Creative (Film and Motion), The Mix

👋 Sam Moore (he/him) and Zac Waxman (he/him)
Senior Motion Designer and Animator, Otherway
Sam’s LinkedIn
Zac’s LinkedIn

👋 Ibukunoluwa Yakubu (she/her)
Freelance Motion Designer

👋 Mohammed Ubaidah (he/him)
Midweight Motion Designer, Born Social

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 that you will be required to submit an example of your work in your application. Register your interest by 23:59 GMT on 15 January via the link below.

Please note: Registration and deposits

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!

Written by Creative Lives in Progress