September 2018 (applications closed)

  • Nancy Cofie
  • Pip Jamieson
  • Annie Ly
  • Brendan McKnight
  • Ellen Turnill Montoya
  • Jade Tomlin
  • Simon Parmeggiani
  • Millie Davies
  • Andrew Diprose
  • Gregoire Thomas
  • James Hannaford

Applications for this event are now closed.

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Calling all graphic designers - this one's for you! We're looking for 30 passionate, diverse and talented folk to join us at September's Portfolio Masterclass at Shoreditch House.

Whether you want to kickstart your career, show your ideas or step up to a fresh new position, this masterclass could be your stepping stone.
This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock & MOO.
This event will allow you to meet and connect with industry leaders, discuss projects, ideas and network with like-minded folk. It's like speed dating, but with folios! This is 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 masterclass attendees have gained internships, full-time positions and freelance work at companies such as Warner Music, Pentagram, Adidas, M&C Saatchi and Google.
James Hannaford, Head of Brand Design, Jack Wills
Gregoire Thomas, Design Director, The Telegraph
Samuel Moppett, Art Director of Emerging Formats, The Telegraph
Yandis Ying, Creative Director, Visual Design, Publicis.Sapient
Andrew Diprose, Group Creative Director, WIRED
Anna Ebubedike, Head of Brand Design, MOO
Millie Scarlett Davies, Head of Design EU, MOO
Simon Parmeggiani, Art Director, Facebook
Jade Tomlin, Creative Director, Tribal Worldwide London
Ellen Turnill, Senior Creative, Anyways / It's Nice That
Jonathan Seary, Creative Director, Nike
Jonty Harbinson, Head of Art, Aesop Agency
This event is ideal for anybody (across any field) with big creatives ideas and a desire to tell stories through their work - whatever the medium. 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.
APPLYING TO JOIN THIS MASTERCLASS - (Applications are now closed)
There are 30 spaces at the event (we have to keep numbers down so everybody gets the most they can out of the event).
Your profile on The Dots will be used as your application for the Portfolio Masterclass, so make sure you put your best work front and centre.
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 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.