LWD London Virtual Portfolio Review

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Book your Virtual Portfolio Review session with one of our talented mentors!

About this event

We’re really excited to announce our amazing line-up of mentors who will hold virtual portfolio reviews across the next couple of weeks:

Deanna Bains - Senior Designer & illustrator

Laura Bertinelli - Graphic designer and art director at Paperchase

Natalie Chen - Senior Book Cover Designer at Hodder & Stoughton and John Murray Publishers.

Caitlin Clancy - Freelance designer and art director, previously worked at the Financial Times, The New York Times and CNN International in London.

Carol Feeley - EU Creative Director at innocent drinks.

Amy Foster - Head of Artist Management Agency Lo & Behold.

Tamsin Fraser - Senior designer/creative at MSL – an integrated creative agency.

Helen Fuch - European Executive Director of Design of UsTwo.

Joanna Henly - artist, illustrator, art director and founder of the Miss Led Studio.

Paulina Jawor - Senior designer for Peabody and an Adobe Stock contributor.

Renée Melo - In house senior designer at innocent drinks.

Claudia Morris - Creative Director at independent branding agency B&B studio.

Jessie Thavonekham - Senior Brand Manager at Charge Cars, previously worked with Google, Amazon, Qualcomm, McLaren, and National Geographic.

Paula Williams - Creative director at Wonder Creative and Senior Lecturer at Ravensbourne University.

How will it work?

You will be able to get only one ticket with one mentor, please choose carefully the mentor that fits better your studies/role reading the full Bios below.

Do not book more than one ticket in total otherwise we will have to cancel it.

Once you’ve secured a ticket, we’ll put you in touch with your mentor over email.

Each mentor will take things from there, and will liaise with you to choose a date from the 1st of June to discuss with their chosen format for the review (either a 1 to 1 video call, a group video call with the other mentees or an email exchange).

The Review sessions will happen within the next couple of weeks until the 15th of June, so get your portfolio ready!

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Deanna Bains is a British-Canadian designer & illustrator with a passion for all things curious and playful. She approaches her work as a communication tool, aiming to tell unique stories and amplify voices along the way. Currently she works as a Senior Designer at a small branding & digital agency in London, and is always seeking ways to implement a sense of quirk into her work. In her spare time she can be found with a camera or ice cream in hand (very likely both).

Laura Bertinelli is a graphic designer and art director who works across visual communication, brand identity, editorial design and illustration. She loves to use type & bold colour palettes to create work that is fun, purposeful and makes people feel good. After 5 years working in-house in the retail & hospitality industries alongside marketing teams, she just started a new role at Paperchase where she designs product ranges, prints and branded communications.

Natalie Chen currently works as a Senior Book Cover Designer at Hodder & Stoughton and John Murray Publishers. Working across literary, commercial, fiction, non-fiction and a diverse range of genres. She is happy to both independently design and illustrate artworks herself or collaborate with other creatives. Highlights include working on the international bestseller The Girl with the Louding Voice which was selected as Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month and featured on the Sky Arts Book Club Live. She was a judge for the D&AD New Blood Awards and mentors for schemes such as Creative Access. www.nataliejade.co.uk

Caitlin Clancy is a Lisbon based British-Jamaican freelance designer and art director, passionate about visual storytelling, editorial and brands with purpose. Having previously worked at the Financial Times, The New York Times and CNN International in London, on everything from newspaper graphics, digital news features to brand partnerships and art direction of illustrators and photographers.

Carol Feeley is the EU Creative Director at innocent drinks. She leads a team of designers and copywriters to create packaging, campaigns and other stuff that makes you and your Gran smile. Over the past 15 years she’s worked globally with Disney, Universal, Nickelodeon, MTV, Warner Bros and Discovery developing style guides, illustration, packaging ranges and branding.

Amy Foster - Head of Artist Management Agency Lo & Behold. Amy’s career began working as a runner for a post production company in Soho. After a short stint DJ’ing in New York, she got her desired break in the music industry, working in the Art & Video department at Island Records, then running the Art & Video department at Warner Music. From there, Amy set up Skinny Dip, a creative agency with a roster of 10 photographers and illustrators, working on global projects across music, fashion, publishing and advertising for clients including Starbucks, Nokia and Levi’s. In 2016 Amy decided to ‘re-imagine’ the agency set up, and rebranded to Lo And Behold Productions, with a small roster of artists including Dean Chalkley and Supermundane, which enabled her to work as an Associate Lecturer at various London Universities. At the heart of Amy’s approach is collaboration; in the long standing relationships forged throughout her career, but also in continuing to develop new talent; being part of a vast, connected network of creative, inventive, inspiring people. Amy is also a qualified yoga teacher and volunteers regularly with young people at Oasis Farm Waterloo.

Tamsin Fraser cut her teeth working for leading New Zealand design agencies before moving to London where she’s currently a senior designer/creative type at MSL – an integrated creative agency. She’s equally obsessed with purposeful communication as she is with design craft and has experience solving branding and comms challenges for a diverse mix of UK and global clients.

Helen Fuch is the European Executive Director of Design of the award-winning digital product studio ustwo. With over 20 years experience designing innovative digital experiences across sectors, she is motivated by creating impactful work that resonates with audiences and helps move businesses forward with confidence in their future. She has always believed diverse teams create the best work and throughout her career she has been involved in lecturing and mentoring new talent within digital design.

Joanna Henly is an artist, illustrator, art director and founder of the Miss Led Studio. Jo illustrates to commission for corporate brands, products, packaging and advertising campaigns with specific experience within fashion, beauty and technology sectors. With almost two decades invested in supporting creative practice through workshops, books, MasterClasses is now in her second year as a Creative Mentor. Jo works with creatives at all levels supporting growth and big vision thinking.

Paulina Jawor is a designer with over a decade of experience working with a variety of brands, such as: Oskia, L'oreal, Brand Relations, The Ivy, NHS, Merton Council, Institute of Psychoanalysis, UAL, and many more. Currently she is a senior designer for Peabody and an Adobe Stock contributor. She has a MA from Central St Martins and degree from the University for the Creative Arts (completed in both Farnham and Sydney).

Renée Melo has been designing colourful solutions in the international creative scene for 17 years, working on graphic design, packaging, branding, art direction and illustration for clients such as The Body Shop, Kellogg's, Starbucks, TIGI Bed head, Google, and Milan Design Week. She worked at Fabrica (Benetton's creative lab in Italy) and taught graphic design at Shillington College in London. Today she’s an in house senior designer at innocent drinks, using design as a tool for a juicier and more sustainable world.

Claudia Morris is Creative Director at independent branding agency B&B studio. Her experience combines creating award-winning and effective brands from scratch - including London Wolf for BrewDog and alcohol-free craft beer Infinite Session - with redeveloping existing brands for future relevance - including Peter’s Yard, Toast Ale, and Signature Brew amongst others. Before joining B&B in 2009, Claudia worked at Pearlfisher, and gained her graphic design degree at Bath Spa University.

Jessie Thavonekham is a strategically minded, hands-on creative with experience gained in technology, automotive and FMCG businesses across Canada, Europe and Asia. Currently she is the Senior Brand Manager at Charge Cars, an electric vehicle company in West London. Jessie is responsible for developing the brand identity, creative and strategic support to marketing campaigns and overseeing creative briefs from start to finish. She specializes in conceptualizing and creating visual expressions spanning graphic design, art direction, illustration, digital design. Jessie also worked directly with Google, Amazon, Qualcomm, McLaren, and National Geographic.

Paula Williams is an award-winning creative director with over 25 years of design and branding experience. She currently works as creative director at Wonder Creative creating engaging and effective multi-platform identities, connecting audiences with media brands and content across the UK and international markets. She's a Senior Lecturer at Ravensbourne University / Advertising and Brand Design and Associate Lecturer at UAL London College of Communication / Graphic Brand and Identity www.wondercreative.co.uk

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Jessica Walsh started Ladies*, Wine** & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives, so we reached out to her and Ladies, Wine & Design London was born.


*Our meetings are inclusive and supportive spaces for all women (trans, intersex and cis) and all nonbinary, agender and gender variant people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual. If you are here it is because you feel that you are included by our gender inclusion policy, and therefore you are welcome. Our meetings and spaces are not open to people who identify solely or primarily as men. If you have any queries regarding our gender inclusion policy, please don’t hesitate to ask questions.


**booze is entirely optional you can drink tea, coffee or soft drinks too!

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