New Feature: Student Portfolio Gallery

Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone. As some of you know, I went to UCLA (oh those long years ago) to pursue a career in clinical psychology, and got my first job out of university doing social work for the state of California. (I’ll save the how I got into branding/advertising industry for another day.)

Times (and the economy) were very different. Fast forward to today; we have some really talented students finishing up their degrees and looking for a place to spread their creative wings.

I receive a lot of emails from students and those that have recently graduated. “What is the best way to get an internship?”, “How do I get my portfolio seen & noticed?”, “How do I find the right agency to work for?” Until now, I’ve not really had many ways to redirect talent.

After some advice and discussion with a few trusted colleagues, I’ve decided to host a student portfolio gallery as a regular feature to the blog. The goal is provide young creative talent an opportunity to get noticed by decision makers in our industry, which include our regular readership of creative executives from top design agencies and television networks.

Click keeping reading to get the details-

The Details


*Open to students/recent graduates in the United States and United Kingdom
*Must either be in their senior year of university or within 2 years post graduation
*Specialized in motion graphics, broadcast design, or creative advertising
*Must have an online design portfolio, with strong examples of your creative philosophy

To Be Considered

*Email abmsubmit [at] gmail [dot] com the following information:

a) A link to your online portfolio
b) A short paragraph describing your educational background, (the city you live in/college you attended) and any applicable existing work experience
c) 3 of your favorite design companies (who would you kill to work for?)
d) Your favorite rebrand or campaign of the year
e) Anything else you want to tell me

*Please note I will not be able to reply to each and every submission. Once you submit your information, make sure you’ve joined Art & Business of Motion’s newsletter here.

Those selected will be posted in the new student/portfolio gallery section of the blog, which will be a permanent feature. If you have a blog, please feel free to link to this post. Twitterers please retweet to your friends and colleagues who might be interested.

Looking forward to seeing some fresh new talent.



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