November 2019 (applications closed)

  • Brendan McKnight
  • Cathy Wang
Do you have career dreams in photography, art direction or styling? We're looking for 30 passionate & diverse folk to join us at this Portfolio Masterclass!
This event is ideal for anybody with a flare for the worlds of photography, art direction or styling. 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!
Applications are now closed. Head here for upcoming events.
Event: Tuesday 26th November, 6:30pm-9pm (followed by optional networking drinks) at Protein Studios, 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
– Natalie Vosloo, Art Director, AKQA
– Philip Bailey, Senior Graphic Designer, MOO
– Benji Turgel, Managing Agent, DMB
– Charlotte White, Art Director, TOPSHOP TOPMAN
– Saorla Houston, Photographic Editor & Producer, Dazed Beauty
– Kimberly Hoang, Art Buyer / Picture Editor, The Guardian
– Oscar Bellville, Founder, Kintzing
– Suzanne Zhang, Content Editor, Barbican Centre
– Parveen Narowalia, Digital Picture Editor & Content Producer, Vogue
– Emma Atkinson, Photographers Agent, Mink MGMT

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
Applications are now closed. Head here for upcoming events.
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 20% off MOO printed products with code THEDOTS here.

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