February 2018 (applications closed)

Calling all Design folk. Join us at Pentagram's legendary studio for an opportunity to connect with some of the UK’s leading Creative & Design Directors.

Applications close on Tuesday 20th Feb 11am.
There are 30-40 spaces available at this event.
This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock.

Monday 26th of February 2018, 6.30pm - 10pm, Pentagram Design London, 1 Needham Rd, London W11 2RP
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.

Tea Uglow, Creative Director, Google
Jane Plüer, Associate Partner, Pentagram
Johannes Grimmond, Associate Partner, Pentagram
Rhian Edwards, Associate Partner, Pentagram
Craig Oldham, Creative Director & Founder, The Office of Oldham
Leonie Knowles, Creative Director, The Studio, Mindshare
Sarah Boris, Creative Director, Sarah Boris Studio (formerly at Phaidon)
Jade Tomlin, Creative Director, Tribal Worldwide
Andrew Diprose, Group Creative Director, WIRED
With more mentors to be confirmed shortly

This event is ideal for anybody with a passion for graphic design or creative direction. 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.
Pentagram is the world's largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 19 partners, each of whom are leaders in their individual fields.

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 at 11.30pm Tuesday 20th Feb 11am.
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 help@the-dots.com.
This Portfolio Masterclass is supported by Shutterstock - nab a nifty discount from them below:
Shutterstock = Apply a 10% discount to image purchases using the code: GET10

Team Credits

Pip Jamieson

Leanne Hammill

Sarah Boris

  • Creative director
  • Sarah Boris, Phaidon Press, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, SFX Sixth Form School, Barbican

Leonie Knowles


  • Pentagram


    • Design & Creative
  • Shutterstock


    • Photography


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