August 2018 (applications closed)

  • Raquel Sacristán Risueño
  • Deborah Armstrong
  • Lisa Gray
  • Ruby Wight
  • Sam Bompas
  • Rebecca Rumble
  • Mal Sobczak
  • Natalie Vosloo
  • James Chorley
  • Paul Ostryzniuk
  • Danielle Barry
  • Brendan McKnight

We’re looking for 30 curious, diverse & talented people to join us at a special masterclass at the iconic 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.
Apply here before Wednesday 22nd August at 7pm
This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock & MOO.
Wednesday 29th August, 6.30pm-9.30pm at AKQA's London HQ in Clerkenwell.
This event will allow you to meet and connect with industry leaders, discuss projects, ideas and network with like-minded folk. It's like speed dating, but with folios! This is a rare opportunity to chat to senior creatives directly, and a chance to get your foot in the door: industry mentors are often on the lookout for new minds to join their teams. Past masterclass attendees have gained internships, full-time positions and freelance work at companies such as Warner Music, Pentagram, Adidas, M&C Saatchi and Google.

Paul Ostryzniuk, Associate Creative Director, AKQA
James Chorley, Group Creative Director, AKQA
Natalie Vosloo, Art Director, AKQA
Masaya Nakade, Executive Creative Director, AKQA
Mal Sobczak, Designer, AKQA
Rebecca Rumble, Associate Creative Director, Head of Motion, R/GA
Sam Bompas, Director, Bompas & Parr
Ruby Wight, Senior Designer, Burberry
Deborah Armstrong, CEO & Creative Director, Strong & Co.
Lisa Gray, Founder & Director, Black Meteor, formerly at The Feds
Jona Gjini, Global Employer Brand Lead, Vodafone

This event is ideal for anybody (across any field) with big creatives ideas and a desire to tell stories through their work - whatever the medium. Whether you are already in the industry, studying or looking for your next big break - you can apply (applications are free!). We're after a diverse group of people with ambition and big ideas. There is no minimum or maximum experience level required.
There are 30 spaces at the event (we have to keep numbers down so everybody gets the most they can out of the event).
Your profile on The Dots will be used as your application for the Portfolio Masterclass, so make sure you put your best work front and centre.
Projects on your profile can be in any medium, including videos, personal projects, hypothetical briefs, uni projects. Ideas or works-in-progress are absolutely fine too! We just need to learn a little about you and what it is you do.
If you are one of the selected applicants, you’ll be sent a single-use ticket code. Masterclass tickets cost £10 to ensure attendance.
If you have any questions, just contact us at

This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock and MOO.
Apply a 15% discount to Shutterstock image purchases using the code: dots15 & a handy 15% off MOO printed products here.


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