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Creatives get 15 minutes to impress

IRELAND's aspiring creatives are being called upon to secure their place at Portfolio Lab 2013 and put their work "under the scope" with Ireland's leading creative directors.

The inaugural Portfolio Lab will take place on Wednesday, May 29 and will offer students and graduates a unique opportunity to get their portfolio in front of top industry figures. With just 60 spaces available, the event welcomes graduates and final-year students from all creative disciplines.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to make a lasting impression by working on a real-time brief for Portfolio Lab ahead of the event for the chance to win a two-week summer placement at Ogilvy Dublin. The brief is to produce one execution to clearly communicate an idea on how to position Portfolio Lab as the top creative event to connect with the advertising industry. All work brought to Portfolio Lab will be displayed at a pop-up gallery for the duration of the evening.

In the style of speed dating, attendees will have 15 minutes each with three top creative directors to get their portfolio critiqued. In between getting creative feedback on portfolio work, they will have the chance to socialise and mingle with the rising stars of the Irish industry and get advice on how to break into the industry. By the end of the evening students will be armed with the know-how to improve their portfolio and will have made a valuable start in getting interview ready as well as making contacts with influential and up-and-coming figures in the industry.

To register visit www.iapi.ie/portfoliolab.

Irish Independent