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11 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Content, Copywriting & Journalism, Digital Design, Graphic Design, Marketing & Social Media, Creative Direction
  • Type Freelance
  • Location London, United Kingdom
Multidisciplinary Creatives - join our Portfolio Masterclass at AKQA on 29 August - apply here!The Dots


We’re looking for 30 curious, diverse & talented people to join us at a special masterclass at AKQA. There is no set creative field, you could be in design, UX/UI, creative direction, advertising, experiential, VR, writing - you name it!

We are interested in hearing from people who are innovative, use their skills to tell stories or have a passion for making work with social purpose.
Whether you want to kickstart your career, show your ideas or step up to a fresh new position, this masterclass could be your stepping stone.
Applications close on Wedesday 22nd August at 7pm. This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock & MOO.


Paul Ostryzniuk, Associate Creative Director, AKQA
James Chorley, Group Creative Director, AKQA
Natalie Vosloo, Art Director, AKQA
Maryam Hossaini, Senior Resource Manager - AKQA
Rebecca Rumble, Associate Creative Director, Head of Motion, R/GA
Sam Bompas, Director, Bompas & Parr
Ruby Wright, Senior Designer, Burberry
Deborah Armstrong, CEO & Creative Director, Strong & Co.
Lisa Gray, Founder, Executive Producer & Content Consultant, Black Meteor
Jona Gjini, Global Employer Brand Lead, Vodafone
More mentors to be announced shortly!


BUILD YOUR PROFILE - Your Dots profile will be used as your application for the Portfolio Masterclass, so make sure you put your best work front and centre.
APPLY BY 7PM WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST - Once you’re happy with your profile, hit the ‘apply’ button above. Feel free to add a short message in your cover letter letting us know how you might benefit from this Masterclass. Make sure to save the Masterclass date: 29th August, 6:30pm-9pm, Clerkenwell, London.
WE'LL THEN SELECT THE SHORTLIST - 30 applicants will be invited to join the event. We're after a diverse group of people with ambition and big ideas. There is no minimum or maximum experience level required. From Wednesday 22nd August, we’ll let you know whether you’ve nabbed yourself a spot! Succesful applications will then be sent a single-use ticket code to reserve their place.
THE EVENT - The 30 successful applicants will get projects from their portfolio reviewed by industry mentors (it's a little like speed dating, but with folios!).
Wednesday 29th August, 6.30pm-9pm (followed by optional networking drinks) at AKQA's London HQ in Clerkenwell.
ALL LEVELS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY - For the 30 successful attendees, tickets cost £10 to ensure attendance.
The event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock & MOO! 15% discount for Shutterstock image purchases using the code 'dots10'. 15% off MOO printed products - find more by searching MOO in companies on The Dots.

Skills Required

  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Film
  • Writing
  • Industrial Design
  • Digital Design
  • Experiential
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Video