July 2018 (applications closed)

  • Divya Madhani
  • Simon Kuhn
  • Sam Summerskill
  • Rezaul Alom
  • Mary Lees
  • Gregoire Thomas
  • Fabio Ardemagni
  • Borham Lee
  • Ade Walker
  • Danielle Barry
  • Brendan McKnight

Applications for this event are now closed.

Calling all illustrators, animators & motion designers, this one is for you!

Apply for a spot at our Portfolio Masterclass at New Designers - kickstart your career, progress into a promotion or simply come along to gain invaluable tips and advice.

There are around 30 spaces available at this event.
This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock & MOO.


Thursday 5th July, 5.30-9.30pm
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, N1 0QH
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.


Sue Loughlin, Executive Producer, Jelly London
Laurence Honderick, Head of Design, BBC Creative
Sam Summerskill, London Director, Bernstein & Andriulli
Simon Kuhn, Designer & Art Director, Courier Magazine
Mary Lees, Art Director, WIRED Magazine
Sam Moppett, Art Director of Emerging Formats, The Telegraph
Amber Henry, Gallery & Project Manager, Print Club London
Barry Corcoran, Motion Graphics Supervisor, Double Negative
Harry Ward, Senior Designer, Sky
Rezaul Alom, Lead Motion & 3D Designer, AKQA
Jonty Harbinson, Senior Designer, Mcgarrybowen
Ade Walker, Motion Designer, Wunderman


This event is ideal for anybody in illustration, animation, motion design or similar professions. 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 ) 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.
Still unsure how the events roll out?
Browse our Portfolio Masterclass page to see snaps.
If you have any questions, just contact us at help@the-dots.com

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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