December 2017 (applications closed)

  • Pip Jamieson
  • Sophie Howe
  • Brendan McKnight
  • Lolly Morris
  • David Feldman
  • Kenneth M
  • Russell Schaller

Applications for this event are now closed.

Do you have enthusiasm for advertising and visual communications or a flair for social media and creative ideas? We want to see you at our upcoming Portfolio Masterclass. Whether you're looking to kick-start your career, step up to a new position, or gain tips, tricks and advice from the best people in the business, this event is for you.

Applications close on Monday 11th December at 11pm. There are 30-40 spaces available at this event.
This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock.


Monday 18th December, 6:30pm - 10pm, We Are Social, London, EC2A 1BR.
Apply for a spot here.
This event will allow you to meet and connect with industry leaders, discuss projects, ideas and network with like-minded folk.
It’s 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 masterclasses attendees have gained internships, positions and freelance work at companies such as Warner Music, Pentagram, M&C Saatchi and Google.


10+ industry leaders will act as mentors for the evening, reviewing projects and sharing insights. Including:
Sarah Hecks, Associate Editorial Director, We Are Social
Alistair Campbell, Executive Creative Director, We Are Social
Kenneth Moore, Associate Creative Director, We Are Social
Alison Bracegirdle, Creative Director, We Are Social
Jenni Smit, Senior Designer, We Are Social
Martin Dennison, Senior Designer, We Are Social
David Feldman, Associate Creative Director, We Are Social
Graham Lakeland, Creative Director, Leo Burnett
Sav Evangelou, Executive Creative Director, The Marketing Store
Russell Schaller, Creative Director / Head of Film, Cheil
Lolly Morris, Design Director, Iris
Sara Chapman, Interactive Designer, adam&eveDDB

The full line-up shall be posted shortly.


This event is ideal for anybody with a passion for advertising, social, visual comms, or art direction. If you love keeping up to date with the creative world, are inspired by the powers of advertising or want to use your skills for creative good then we want to hear from you. 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.


A global agency priding itself on ‘delivering world class creative ideas with forward thinking brands, believing in the power of social insight to drive business value’. Discover more about the agency here.


There are 30-40 spaces at this event (we have to keep numbers down to ensure everybody gets the most they can out of the events). Your profile and portfolio of work on The Dots will be used as your application to join the Masterclass.
Projects on your profile can be in any medium, including videos, personal projects, hypothetical briefs, uni projects etc. We just need to learn a little about you and what it is you do. Ideas or works-in-progress are absolutely fine too!
It is free to apply. Applications close Monday 11th December at 11pm.
If you are one of the selected applicants, you’ll be sent a single-use ticket code.
Masterclass tickets cost £10.
Still unsure how the events roll out? Check below for a video from a previous Masterclass and browse our Portfolio Masterclass page to see snaps. If you have any questions, just contact us at
This Portfolio Masterclass is supported by Shutterstock
You can nab a nifty discount from them below:
Shutterstock = Apply a 10% discount to image purchases using the code: GET10

Project Tags


  • Shutterstock logo


    • Photography
  • We Are Social logo

    We Are Social

    • Advertising