May 2019 (applications closed)

Calling all illustrators, animators and motion designers, this one is for you! We're looking for 30 passionate, diverse and talented folk to join us at this Portfolio Masterclass at Shoreditch House, London.

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!
Event: Tuesday 21st May, 6:30pm-9pm (followed by optional networking drinks) at Shoreditch House, 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
Craig Baxter, Acting Art Director, WIRED
Sam Summerskill, London Director Illustration & Digital, Bernstein & Andriulli
Tom Robinson, Co-founder, Handsome Frank Illustration Agency
Laurence Honderick, Head of Design, BBC Creative
Zoe Wedderburn, Design Manager, TBWA
Shannon Conway, Creative Content Manager, Universal Music
Kiran Mistry, Universal Music
Oli Cole, Made by Blah
Shutterstock - mentor tbc
MOO - mentor tbc

Who are these 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
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.

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