Posted 22 July 2020

Have your portfolio reviewed by top creatives

It’s no exaggeration that the class of 2020 have been dealt a tough hand. Which is why, together with G . F Smith, we’re inviting you to meet and share your portfolios in progress with industry creatives working across design, creative and art direction at agencies and brands like Google, Anyways, and ON ROAD. This is a chance to ask questions, get some advice and more. Read on to find out how to take part.

Putting together a portfolio during a global pandemic is no easy feat. We know that many of you have battled with a lack of resources, access to studios or simply feeling confident in your work. As a result, you might not have produced the work you wanted, or to the standard you wanted.

But that’s exactly why we’re here to help. So if you’re feeling a little stressed, stuck, or feel like your work’s not up to scratch, don’t sweat it. We welcome all your work in progress, and our group of industry professionals are on hand to offer their guidance and advice.

Remember that despite it all, in the face of a global pandemic, the class of 2020 still beat the odds. See this as a chance to get excited, inspired and feel more confident in the abilities you undoubtedly have.

Who will be there?

Creatives offering feedback and advice will include team members from:

ON ROAD are a strategic insight agency based in London. One of ON ROAD’s biggest projects to date was working on Nike’s Nothing Beats a Londoner campaign, which featured the real-life stories of 258 young Londoners discovered through hundreds of interviews by ON ROAD.

Our sister company Anyways is an award-winning creative agency that helps brands like Google, Sonos, Pinterest, Converse, Depop and more communicate in adventurous and meaningful ways. They create everything from campaigns to experiences, content and physical spaces.

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.

G . F Smith
One of our brand partners, with over 140 years of heritage, G . F Smith provides the finest speciality papers to the creative and fashion industries.

How will it work?

The session will take place over Zoom on Wednesday 5th August, from 5pm to 8PM BST. In breakout rooms of three, you will get the opportunity to have your work reviewed by several of the industry creatives throughout the evening.

Please remember that your work doesn’t need to absolutely perfect, so whether you want to get advice on how to present a project, pick up some tips on writing a great caption, or anything in between, this session is the perfect opportunity to make connections, meet other grads and get feedback as you finesse and sharpen up your portfolio.

Please also note that the session is open to those graduating from creative BA and MA courses this summer (suited to those specialised in design, advertising, illustration and photography).

How to book

• You must be graduating from a creative BA or MA course this summer.
• Register your interest by Tuesday 28th July at the link below; due to limited capacity, we will get in contact with applicants once numbers are confirmed.
• We are charging a £5 deposit to confirmed applicants, which will be returned the day after the event. This is so we can ensure attendance and avoid anyone missing out on unfilled spots.

Written by Creative Lives in Progress