Posted 08 June 2021

Want a career in graphic design or art direction? Apply for our next portfolio review session

On Thursday 24th June we’ll be hosting another online portfolio review. This time, we're focusing on graphic design and art direction. So if you want to work in these areas, 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 looking to start a career in graphic design or art direction!

From coming up with an overarching creative concept for everything from publications to exhibitions and re-brands, art directors often collaborate with designers to establish an appropriate style or approach. This could mean agreeing on a typeface or colour scheme to approving photography or commissioning illustrators – all of which add up to form the look and feel of a project.

So whether you’re a whiz with typography and vector graphics, or someone who just wants to direct the overall look and feel of a project, we’ve got a varied line-up of reviewers in both disciplines – from independent freelance creatives to studio founders, and experts working in-house.

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 24th June 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 get into graphic design and art direction, 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?

Moving Brands
Moving Brands is an independent creative and innovation agency, working on a global scale. Its mission is to create enduring, purpose-led brands, new businesses and products, through strategy, storytelling, rapid prototyping and creative technologies. As an award-winning pioneer in digital-first branding and digital experience design, it has been trusted by global brands such as Apple, Netflix and the BBC – and strongly favours organisations that are committed to climate restoration, diversity and fairness.

Read more about Moving Brands here.

Halima Olalemi, freelance art director
Halima Olalemi is a freelance art director and graphic designer based in London, working within a range of mediums such as graphic design, image consulting and fashion production. Her clients include Simmonds Ltd, Burberry, National Theatre, i-D, and Somesuch. She has also curated a successful research archive with over 40k followers, @adarchives, on Instagram with followers such as Frank Ocean, M/M Paris, Angela Missoni, Virgil Abloh, Dazed and i-D.

Read more about Halima here.

Jack Beveridge, multidisciplinary designer and creative, Google Creative Lab
Google Creative Lab is a group of interdisciplinary thinkers and doers. They are designers, writers, business leaders, filmmakers, animators, producers, creative technologists, and much more.

Read more about Google Creative Lab here.

Emily Farebrother, digital creative, Burberry
Emily Farebrother is a digital creative at Burberry, working on campaigns and partnerships to help engage its already-pioneering digital audience. Since 1856, Burberry has been one of the United Kingdom's most revered fashion brands. With Riccardo Tisci currently at the helm, their clothes have been worn by trendsetters such as Kendall Jenner, FKA Twigs and Cara Delevingne.

Read more about Burberry here.

Full line-up to be confirmed.

How to apply

This session is open to students, grad, 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, 14th June 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
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