Posted 03 July 2023

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

On Thursday 27th July we’ll be hosting our next portfolio review, all about getting into graphic design! If you’re a UK-based creative who is studying, recently graduated OR are within the first year of your career (and not more), this is a great opportunity to meet experts and get feedback from them.

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 the world of design. 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 27th July, 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, 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?

Millie Tyler (she/her), senior designer, Wolff Olins
Upon graduating from Kingston School of Art with a degree in graphic design, Millie began a career in advertising, specialising in conceptual design and art direction. Starting out at Droga5 as an intern and later a junior designer, she moved to smaller branding studios before joining Wolff Olins.

Read more about Wolff Olins here.

Charlotte Brown (she/her), associate creative director, Stocks Taylor Benson
Charlotte specialises in concept generation, illustration and hand-rendered typography. She studied creative advertising at Lincoln University before landing her first gig as an in-house photographer and graphic designer at fashion brand Ruby + Ed. Since then, she’s been at Stocks Taylor Benson, where she’s now associate creative director.

Read more about Stocks Taylor Benson here.

Ollie Down (he/him), graphic designer, 2LK
Ollie kickstarted his creative career by studying visual communication at UCS Canterbury. At 2LK, he works in design across graphic, digital and motion for clients in tech, broadcast and media. His collaborative style sees him work in close partnership with his 3D counterparts on ideation and translation of graphics into the 3D space.

Read more about 2LK here.

Lilia Quinaud (she/her), senior designer, Wieden+Kennedy
Originally from Brazil, Lilia has worked in advertising and design since 2012. Prior to joining Wieden+Kennedy, she designed at various global agencies including Jones Knowles Ritchie and AlmapBBDO, for brands such as M&Ms, Burger King and Havaianas. Strongly inspired by her Brazilian roots, she loves to weave life and colour into her work.

Zhangzhe Peng (he/him), midweight designer, Wieden+Kennedy
Zhangzhe is a graphic designer with an interaction design background. He’s designed for a Chinese agency based in London, and Anomaly in Shanghai. Having worked with brands such as Nike, Hennessy and Galeries Lafayette, amongst others, he is interested in typography and how visual symbols can be translated into local culture.

Read more about Wieden+Kennedy here.

Libby Tsoi (she/her), senior designer, DixonBaxi
Libby studied graphic communication design at Central Saint Martins. After graduating, she interned at agency SomeOne and stayed for five years, progressing to senior designer. Libby joined DixonBaxi in 2022, specialising in branding and identity, and has designed for areas including editorial and motion design.

Read more about DixonBaxi here.

Ruban Yogaratnam (he/him), design director, DEPT®
Ruban has over 20 years’ experience delivering work for brands including eBay, Zoopla, Virgin, EE and Pernod Ricard, to name a few. He joined DEPT® after leading design teams both in-house and agency side. Ruban leads DEPT®’s design team in London, consisting specialists across motion, video, 3D, AR [augmented reality] and illustration.

Read more about DEPT® here.

Viv Greywoode (he/him), head of design, Stink Studios
Starting out in the ad world over 14 years ago, Viv has worked in agencies across projects for Xbox, Microsoft, Nike and the Premier League. As head of design at Sink Studios, Viv is responsible for their visual output. He’s won awards including the D&AD Pencil, ADC, Cannes Lions and The FWAs, the latter of which he also judges.

Read more about Stink Studios here.

Andrea Gilbert (she/her), graphic designer, draftLine
Kickstarting her design career at Dr. Martens, Andrea has worked for many clients since – from fashion brands to non-profits. She’s also interned at top-notch advertising agencies including CLM BBDO in Paris. These experiences have shaped her approach to design and led her to her current role at draftLine as a designer.

See more from draftLine here.

Julia Callaby (she/her), senior designer, Jones Knowles Ritchie
Julia has worked on projects for a broad range of products, from sex toys to NFTs. Originally specialising in packaging for sectors such as beauty, health and food and beverage, she was subsequently introduced to digital design and user experience. Prior to joining Jones Knowles Ritchie, she was with advertising agency Ogilvy.

See more from Jones Knowles Ritchie here.

Hannah Stewart (she/her), senior designer, Droga5
Hannah specialises in graphic design and art direction across branding and campaigns. Before Droga5, she was at agency Golden in Leeds, working with brands such as Nike and The Coca Cola Company. Over her career, she’s learnt how to use Cinema 4D and implements it in projects, such as on Droga5’s recent campaign for Amazon Books.

See more from Droga5 here.

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 11:59pm on 10th 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