Portfolio Lab





The Irish Times Building

A creative industry initiative brought to you by Cawley Nea\TBWA, Chemistry, Cybercom, DDFH&B, IAPI, ICAD, ICAN, Irish International, Ogilvy Dublin, Publicis Dublin and The Irish Times.

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’s going to be there?
35 Creative Directors of the leading full service, digital and design agencies as well as rising stars of the industry.

Confirmed Creative Directors are:
Alexis Bouckaert, Martin Busch, Susan Carberry, Martin Cowman, Aileen Cox Blundell, Jonathon Cullen, Oran Day, Ian Doherty, Katy Egan, Anne Fleming, Pat Hamill, David Howlett, Des Kavanagh, Dave Kelly, Nick Kelly, Carol Lambert, Shay Madden, Pearse McCaughey, Paula McEntee, Ian McFarlane, Nick McGivney, Andrew McNulty, Niki Meredith, Eoghan Nolan, Judith O’Broin, Donal O’Dea, Bren O’Flaherty, Gavin O’Sullivan, Ger Roe, Sebastien Sicot, Emma Sharkey, Ray Swan, Mark Tuthill, Michael Walsh, Emmet Wright

How does it work?
Each participant, of a maximum of 60, gets to speed date with 3 different Creative Directors 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.

Find out more about the Creative Directors and the structure of the evening on the booking page.

If you or anyone you know is trying to gain a foothold in the industry – get booking. You can also get an idea of who’ll be there and keep track of news via facebook and use #LAB13 on twitter.


A huge thanks to all involved. As usual the generous and welcoming nature of the creative industries is overwhelming.

UPDATE: May 1st – places are going fast, less than half of the spots are left.

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