May 2019 (applications closed)

  • Gemma Redgrave
  • Joyce Li
  • Paul Ostryzniuk
  • Natalie Vosloo
  • Mal Sobczak
  • James Chorley
  • Holly Benwell
  • Rachel Jones
  • Daniel Harvey
  • Alexander Fefegha
  • Greet Jans

Are you down with digital design? Perfect for a digital product team? Got the UX factor? We're looking for 30 passionate & diverse folk to join us at this Portfolio Masterclass at AKQA London!

This event is ideal for anybody with a flare for digital projects, design, innovation and technology. If you love keeping ahead of digital developments or using your coding, digital design, UX or UI powers for creative good then we want to hear from you.
Whether you want to kickstart your career, learn more to reach the next level, or gain tips, tricks and advice from the best in the business – all are welcome to apply!
Apply here before 10pm Sunday 21st April, 2019.
Event: Wednesday 1st May, 6:30pm-9pm (followed by optional networking drinks) at AKQA London.
This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock & MOO.
About our monthly Portfolio Masterclasses
Portfolio Masterclasses are a rare opportunity to chat to senior creatives directly about your projects and ideas. It's a little like speed dating, but in groups of creatives with portfolios!
Often, mentors are on the lookout for new minds to join their teams – in the past, attendees have gained internships, full-time roles and freelance work for big names such as Pentagram, WIRED, Adidas, M&C Saatchi, Warner Music & Google.

Mentor lineup
Paul Ostryzniuk, Creative Director, AKQA
Masaya Nakade, Executive Creative Director, AKQA
Natalie Vosloo, Art Director, AKQA
Mal Sobczak, Designer, AKQA
James Chorley, Group Creative Director, AKQA
Holly Benwell, Digital Design Director, Dazed
Alberto Lopez Pasarin, Talent Acquisition, Burberry
Simone Cucchi, Lead UI Designer, Burberry
Rachel Jones, Senior Design Strategist, ustwo
Daniel Harvey, Head of Product Design & Brand, The Dots
Joyce Li, Lead Product Designer, The Dots
Alexander Fefegha, Creative Technologist, Co Founder, Comuzi
Yandis Ying, Creative Director, Publicis Sapient
Greet Jans, Creative Director, Experience Design, Publicis Sapient
Xavier Barrade, Creative lead, Google creative lab

Who are the events for?
Anybody already in the industry, studying or looking for a career move - all are welcome.
Applications are free.
We always look to invite a diverse group of people with ambition and ideas.
There's no minimum experience required.

How to apply to join the masterclass – Apply here before 10pm Sunday 21st April, 2019.
There are 30 spaces at the event.
Your Dots profile is used as your application - so make sure to have at least 1 project on your profile (although more is preferable, so we can see your great work!)
Projects can be in any medium (inc videos, hypothetical briefs, uni projects and so on).
Ideas and works-in-progress are fine too - we just need to learn a little about you and what you do!

If you are selected to join the masterclass, you will be sent an email the week before the event with further information and a ticket link.
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.