Portfolio Lab II




The Irish Times Building




Who is it for?

Aspiring creatives. Portfolio Lab will be of massive benefit to recent graduates and final year students of any creative discipline (advertising, animation, design, media technology courses etc.) who have an advertising or design portfolio.

Why should you attend?
To get yourself and your portfolio in front of leading Irish Creative Directors.

This is your opportunity to cut through all of those emails and phone calls it usually takes to meet with, show your work to and gain constructive feedback from the superstars of Irish advertising and design.

Creative Directors are:
Oran Day, Atelier David Smith
Gerard Whelan, Brandcentral
Adam Crane, Cawley NeaTBWA
Adrian Fitz-Simon, Chemistry
Gavin O’Sullivan, DDFH&B
Deirdre Breen, Design Factory
Dylan Cotter, Irish International
Paul Gately, Motif
Des Kavanagh, Ogilvy
Donal O’Dea, OwensDDB
Bob Gray, Red & Grey
Mary Doherty & Paula McEntee, Red Dog
Jude Healy, Rothco
Rob O’Reilly, Scale Design
Kathryn Wilson, Slater
Steve Simpson, Steve Simpson Illustration
Adam Gallacher, We Make Design
Martin Wright


How does it work?
Each participant, of a maximum of 60, gets to speed date with 3 different Creative Directors. There is also an hourly portfolio Etiquette Class run by Eoghan Nolan of Brand Artillery, a Rising Stars section where Eoin Conlon, Paddy Thunder and Sarah Fox will share their journeys into the industry and a chance to socialise and network with others in the breaks. The whole event is geared towards getting you creative feedback to make your portfolio even better, helping you get interview ready and introducing you to industry folk.

Tickets cost €20

6pm – 10pm

Book your place
If you or anyone you know is trying to gain a foothold in the industry – get booking. All you need to do is email [email protected] with the following information:
Email address
Phone number
Area of speciality (art direction, copywriting, design etc)
College and year of study / graduation
Preferred method of payment* (cash / cheque / transfer / PayPal)

Once we have processed your booking you will receive an email with more information and tips on how to present your portfolio.

* we need to receive payment in order to secure your place.


Portfolio Lab is an industry initiative kindly supported by Atelier David Smith, Cawley NeaTBWA, Chemistry, DDFH&B, DPP SkillnetIAPI, ICAN, Irish International, In the Company of Huskies, Ogilvy, Piranha Bar, Publicis Dublin, Pull the Trigger, Screen Scene and The Irish Times

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