Creative up and comers set for annual show-off sessions

  • Advertising
  • November 18, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Creative up and comers set for annual show-off sessions

As Whitney so rightly sang, the children are our future. And the ad children from two of the bigger schools are getting set to show off the year's work in the hope of securing gainful employment, with AUT holding a function tonight and Media Design School holding its portfolio event next Tuesday (and using the 'reaction faces' of local creative juggernauts to help promote it). 

For industry folk hoping to sign up some fresh talent, they can head to AUT's event at the Paul Reeves building from 5.30-7 pm tonight (friends, family and fans get to come along from 7). And, as for the AdSchool, its end of year portfolio show is on Tuesday 25 November, so pop along to The Roof Terrace Bar at Tyler Street Garage between 6 and 8pm. 

As course leader Kate Humphries says: "Come raise a glass and celebrate the fact that a) it’ll be exactly one month before Christmas and b) you get to use your creative director’s reaction face on our student’s portfolios. This year’s invite is, of course, based on the insight that every creative department knows the reaction face of their ECD and silently wince or whoop inside when that face appears (although rumour has it some, like Catmur, make that a bit tricky by having the same look of stoic resignation to both bad and good work)." 

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  • Advertising
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  • Caitlin Salter
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