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Are you a freelancer and in the world of photography, styling or art direction? We're looking for 30 passionate, diverse and talented folk to join our inaugural Freelancer Speed Pitching event at Ace Hotel, London!

During the event, you'll pitch yourself and show your portfolio to approx 15 reps from an array of brands. You'll have eight minutes with each rep in a speed-dating style setup. Expect to pitch to reps from the likes of Nike, Dazed, Pentagram, BBC, Warner Music, Burberry, Google, AKQA, Adidas, Tate and many more (based on brands involved in our Portfolio Masterclass event series).
Event: Monday 11th March, 6:30pm-9pm (followed by optional networking drinks) at Ace Hotel, London.
This event is proudly supported by our friends at MOO & ANNA Money.
About our Freelancer Speed Recruitment events
Due to high demand for job opportunities from freelancers on The Dots we are launching a new series of speed recruitment events for mid/senior freelancers. In one night, you’ll get to pitch your awesome folios to industry representatives in a speed dating-style setup.

Mentor Lineup:
Dalia Nassimi, Director of Photography, WIRED
Chris Watt, Director Digital Publishing, Adidas
Sara Taglioretti, Photography Producer, Culture Trip
Alistair Hanson, Senior Creative, It's Nice That
Jade Lajer, Producer, John Parkinson Agency
Martin Francis, Creative Director, Jones Knowles Ritchie
Katy Barker, Managing Director, Katy Barker
Lauren Parker, Art Director, MatchesFashion
Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie, Managing Director, MMBP
Melissa Matos, Creative Director, MMBP
Shin Miura, Deputy Photo Editor, Monocle
Kirsty Hathaway, Creative Director, Refinery29
Sian O'Flaherty, Senior Creative, Refinery29
Catherine Pykett, Deputy Picture Editor, Sunday Times
Julia Salotti, Senior Creative, The Full Service (Rankin)
Chelsea Stemple, Executive Producer, The Full Service (Rankin)
Alex Milnes, Producer, Wallpaper* Magazine
Olivia Hazeldine, Photography Editor, Wallpaper* Magazine
Mike Lythgoe, Art Director, Warner Music and Parlophone
Francesca Costa, Creative Commissioner, Warner Music and Parlophone
Rose Mullings, Photo Agent, Wyatt Clarke Jones
Alana Leissle, Photo Agent, Wyatt Clarke Jones
Jaki-Jo Hannan, Integrated Producer, adam&eveDDB
Charlie Sheppard, Creative, Anyways
Emily Reid, Creative Strategist, betweenUs
George Hughes Photography Commissioner, Culture Trip
Will Simeone, Photography Agent, Katy Barker
Sherry Collins, Founder and Editor in Chief, Pitch Magazine
Nicole Le Surf, Senior Creative Services Manager, Stella McCartney
Ellis Jones, Editor in Chief, Vice Magazine

Who are the events for?
This event is perfect for mid-level/senior freelancers who are actively looking for photography, styling or art direction work.

How to apply - applications are closed for this event
There are 30 spaces at the event. Your Dots profile is used as your application - so make sure to have at least 3 projects on your profile (although more is preferable, so we can see your great work!)

If you are selected to join the event, you will be sent an email the week before the event.
This will contain further info and an Evenbrite link.
Masterclass tickets cost £10 to ensure attendance.
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