October 2017 (applications closed)

Applications are now closed, thanks to all who have applied!

Calling all Wordsmiths, Art Directors, Designers & Motion Graphics Artists to join us on the 30th October 2017 at Google. After the success of our last Vis Comms & Writing Portfolio Masterclass, we're returning to the creative digital powerhouse.

Up your career confidence and develop your industry connections. This event will allow you to liaise with industry leaders, gain insightful feedback and network with like-minded individuals.
It could even lead on to pastures new for your career - our last Portfolio Masterclass at Google resulted in a Google 5 hire- so this could be your big break as the Google team are on the look-out again!
Hosted at Google’s stunning Tottenham Court Road HQ, this event is open to anyone interested in, or working in writing, copywriting, art direction, design & motion graphics. This is a chance to liaise with industry leaders, gain insightful feedback and network with likeminded individuals.
Applications close 23rd October at 11pm.

This event is supported by Shutterstock.

10+ industry leaders will be the Mentors for the evening, reviewing portfolios and offering their artistic wisdom.

Mentor Lineup Includes;
Naresh Ramchandani, Partner, Pentagram
Julie Seal, Creative Strategist, Facebook + Instagram
Vikki Ross, Copy Chief & Founder of Copy Cabana
Rosa van Heusden, Design Director, VICE Media
Polly Williams, Senior Studio Manager, VICE Media
Natalie Brown, Senior Creative, Brand Studio @ Google
Darren Bowles, Partner & Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi
Patricia McNulty, Digital Editor, MADE.COM
Jack Newman, Creative Design Manager, MADE.COM
Xavier Barrade, Creative Lead, Google Creative Lab
Mary Leonard, Designer, Google Creative Lab
Jack Beveridge, Creative, Google Creative Lab
Justin Li - Creative Lead, Google Ceative Lab
Kristen Lewis - Creative Lead, Google Creative Lab

Your profile and portfolio on The Dots will be used as your application to join the Masterclass, so make sure it is on point with your most treasured work.
Applications close 23rd October at 11pm.


This event is ideal for anybody with a love for the world of writing, visual communication and design.
It's open to all, whether you're already working in the industry, currently studying or looking for that next big break.
Whatever your specialism, this is an event where you can network, improve and gain scope.
No minimum or maximum experience level is required - these events are open to all to apply for.
For us, diversity is key, and we are calling for all with a talent and a dream to apply to our Portfolio Masterclass events.


There are 30 - 40 spaces at this event.
(We have to keep numbers down to ensure everyone gets the most of out the events)
Your profile and portfolio of work on The Dots will be used as your application to join the Masterclass, so make sure it is on point with your most treasured work and is an honest representation of you and your work.
Apply by Monday 23rd October at 11pm. Applying to join is completely free.
If you are one of the selected, you'll be sent a single-use ticket code - the cost of the ticket is £15 to ensure your attendance.
Still unsure as to how the Portfolio Masterclass rolls out? Check out the video from last year’s Portfolio Masterclass at Google below.
This Portfolio Masterclass is supported by Shutterstock
You can nab a nifty discount from them below:
Shutterstock = Apply a 10% discount to image purchases using the code: GET10

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