Posted 13 July 2021

Building a multidisciplinary portfolio? Apply for our next portfolio review session

On Thursday 29th July we’ll be hosting another online portfolio review, and this time we’re focusing on creatives working in a multidisciplinary way, across multiple formats. You might be a designer also working in illustration, or a photographer with video skills – whatever your outlet, 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 our second this year dedicated to those looking to start a career as multidisciplinary creatives!

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, this portfolio review is just the thing.

If you are in the first year of your career journey, as a student, grad or just starting out, this is a chance to meet industry professionals, 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 29th July 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 become multidisciplinary artists 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 Lambros here, and read more about BBC Creative here.

Joe Cooper, digital design consultant, Represent
Represent is a recruitment agency working with some of the world’s best graphic designers, art directors, motion and digital designers, copywriters, strategists, account managers, project managers, producers and more. As a consultant at Represent, Joe specialises in recruiting UI/UX, development, animation and motion designers in London.

Read more about Represent here

Barbara Ryan, freelance art director
Barbara is a freelance art director and artist currently based in Amsterdam. She currently splits her time between working as a freelancer on global campaigns for agencies and platforms like Hey Honey, Protein, and It’s Nice That – and experimenting in her studio, creating with artworks and objects.

Read more about Barbara here.

Haran Ramachandran, creative director, The Academy
Haran is a creative director at The Academy specialising in digital and innovation campaigns for big brands. The Academy is an independent PR agency with a mission to bring the brightest minds together to create work that gets noticed, makes a difference and passes into popular culture.

Read more about The Academy here.

Michaela Pointon, freelance art director
Michaela graduated from the Glasgow School of Art‘s Visual Communication course in 2012 and has since been working between Scotland and London as an art director and editorial designer. Now living in Glasgow, she currently works front of house on the team at Newspaper Club; helping clients like Fred Perry, Pentagram and UAL to print their own publications. She was recently published in Monocle earlier this year and has a few exciting collaborations in the pipeline this summer.

Read more about Michaela 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, 19th July via the link below.

Please note

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