Portfolio Lab III




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.

Who will see your portfolio?
We will continue to confirm Creative Directors as bookings come in so we can best match them to your skill set. So far, taking part will be:
Adam Crane, Cawley NeaTBWA
Alvin Perry, Fresh
Bobby Byrne, Rothco
Carol Lambert and/or Ger Roe, Publicis
Emmet Wright, Chemistry
Gerard Whelan, Brandcentral
Kathryn Wilson, Slater Design
Pat Hamill, Irish International
Paula McEntee, Red Dog
Richard Weld-Moore, Red Bloc
Rob O’Reilly, Scale
Robert Boyle, Target McConnells
Roisin Keown, DDFH&B
Rory Hamilton, Boys & Girls
Stephen Kiernan, Atomic
Steve Simpson, Steve Simpson Illustration

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 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, Boys and Girls, Brando, Cawley NeaTBWA, DDFH&B, IMD Ireland, Ogilvy, Piranha Bar, Publicis, Pull the Trigger, Screen Scene, Shutterstock, Warner/Chappell Music and The Irish Times


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