Posted 11 October 2021

Want to get into branding? Apply for our next portfolio review session

On Thursday 28th October we’ll be hosting our next portfolio review, all about getting into the world of branding. So if you’re hoping to work in this area, 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 starting out in branding. You can be a student, a grad or simply be within the first year of your career journey.

While we’ve hosted portfolio reviews about graphic design and branding in the past, this is the first portfolio review with a specific focus on all things branding. So, if you’re curious about what it means to bring a brand to life, our reviewers will be on hand to share their tips and wisdom.

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 28th October 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 work in graphic design, 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?

Jennie Potts, design director, B&B Studio
Jennie is an award-winning, ideas-based design director, with over a decade of experience specialising in branding and packaging. B&B Studio has helped to create, launch and grow some of the most successful and compelling brand-led businesses of the past decade, including Pip & Nut, Brewdog and Fever-Tree.

Read more about B&B Studio here.

Yasmin Unamba-Oparah, creative, Anyways Creative
Yasmin is a conceptual, multidisciplinary designer who recently joined award-winning creative agency, Anyways Creative. Yasmin has also previously worked across several areas including branding, digital design and art direction for clients such as Nike, lululemon, Playstation and Samsung.

Read more about Yasmin here, and read more about Anyways Creative here.

Timothy Andres, designer, Stink Studios
Timothy is a multidisciplinary creative, who joined Stink Studios as a designer back in February. Stink Studios is a creative advertising and digital experience company. It aims to help clients solve business problems by fusing creativity, innovation, strategy, and craft.

Read more about Timothy here, and read more about Stink Studios here.

Bhav Mistry, freelance designer
Freelance designer Bhav Mistry has thrown himself into an array of roles since entering the industry in 2012; including work with studios such as Interbrand, Rufus Leonard, SEA Design, Ragged Edge, FutureBrand, Proud Creative and TimeOut magazine. As a hands-on designer, Bhav works across brand, motion, digital, photography and type design, and also has six years of lecturing experience at UAL’s Chelsea College of Arts.

Read more about Bhav here, and read his Creative Lives interview here.

Robert Stimpson, creative director, The Academy
Robert is the creative director of branding and design at The Academy. An independent PR agency, The Academy is on 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.

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, 18th October 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