The Dots Illustration Portfolio Masterclass

  • Pip Jamieson
Get your work reviewed by Illustration industry leaders at Royal Academy of Arts...

The next event in The Dots Portfolio Masterclass Safari, in partnership with Shillington College takes us to the magnificent Illustration industry, Tue 18th August.

This is a great opportunity to get your portfolio reviewed (and potentially be hired) by a brilliant selection of 10 creative industry leaders, including:

Sam Summerskill, London Director & Agent, B&A Reps

Ben Fraser, Deputy Creative Director, WIRED Magazine

Kate Higginson, Co-Founder, Print Club London

Daniel Moorey, Head of Print, adam&eveDDB

Jonathan Hedley, Agent/ Producer, Debut Art

Nicholas Dawe, Owner & Founder, Folio

Alex Trimmer, Senior Agent, Folio

Charlie Sells, Founder / Creative Director / Managing Director, Jelly London

Timba Smits, Creative Director, TCOLondon

Fig Taylor, Portfolio Consultant, Association of Illustrators

The industry Mentors help select the top 40 applicants to join the Masterclass from the candidates who apply to this opportunity. Your profile on The Dots will be used as your application, so make sure it’s up-to-date with your best work!

If you’re selected to join the event, you’ll be given a single-use ticket code to secure your spot on the Masterclass. Event tickets are just £15. (You will not be charged to apply for this event).


1. Build Your Profile: Your profile on The Dots will be used as your application for the Portfolio Masterclass, so make sure it’s brimming with your best content and is a true representation of your work.

2. Apply by Tue 11th Aug, 11:00pm: Once you’re happy with your profile, simply hit ‘apply’. Feel free to add a super short message, but you won't be judged on this. Make sure to keep the event date free!

3. Shortlisting Process: Applications are open until 11/08/15. Masterclass Mentors will select the top 40 attendees for the workshop event.

4. Successful Applicants Contacted: On 12/08/15 we’ll let you know whether you’ve nabbed yourself a spot at the upcoming Portfolio Masterclass! You’ll then receive a single-use ticket code to reserve your spot – tickets will cost £15. (Keep Tue 18th Aug free)!

5. Event, 6.30pm Aug 18th: Successful applicants will get their portfolio reviewed from 6.30pm-9pm on Tuesday 18th August at the Royal Academy of Arts.

The Dots Portfolio Masterclass Safari is in partnership with Shillington, a design college with a difference.

The event is supported by MOO