The One Club for Creativity has announced the latest group of Portfolio Night All-Stars, the top young creatives as selected by industry professionals from each of the cities around the world who participated in its Portfolio Night 2021, held virtually back in May.
Long recognized as the world’s largest advertising portfolio review program, Portfolio Night is a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment that takes place in numerous cities all across the globe to help the next generation of creative talent enter the industry. Due to the pandemic, this year’s PN was held virtually for the first time.
Portfolio Night 2021 All-Stars, as selected by leading professional creatives from their city hosts, are:
- Adam Dellavecchia, copywriter, Detroit
- Lorenzo Colnaghi, copywriter, Berlin
- Savio Hatherly, art director, Lisbon
- Milo Krimstein, art director, Chicago
- Emma Laberge, graphic designer, Montreal
- Raphaelle Lavoie, illustrator, graphic designer, Montreal
- Toan Mai, copywriter, Dubai
- Catarina Marques, graphic designer, Lisbon
- Saymon Medeiros, art director, Dubai
- Muhamed Mostafa, art director, Cairo
- Amr Nashat, copywriter, Cairo
- Fran Pascual, art director, Madrid
- Mike Dinesen Petersen, art director, Copenhagen
- Bikram Saggoo, art director, Chicago
- Deborah Ten, copywriter, Brooklyn
- Din Terpuni, art director, New York
- Kendall Werra, art director, New York
- Henry White, art director, Los Angeles
Portfolio Night 2021 host agencies and organizations were Alma DDB Miami, Cairo Ad School, Chicago Portfolio School, Clube Criativos de Portugal Lisbon, Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, GTB Detroit, Tank Montreal, The One Club-Austin chapter, VMLY&R London and ‿ and us Dubai.
A highlight of this one-of-a-kind program is Portfolio Night All-Stars, where industry professionals from each host city select young creatives in their market with the best portfolios. Portfolio Night All-Stars are usually flown to New York, courtesy of The One Club, to spend a week working as a team on a creative brief for a major global brand.
Like this year’s Portfolio Night, the All-Stars competition will also take place virtually. The event is sponsored by FCB, who will provide mentors and judges for work on the creative brief for Wal-Mart.
“As a global nonprofit organization with a focus on professional development, it’s a highlight of our year to see the next generation of creatives show their talents at Portfolio Night,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity. “The program also provides advertising and design professionals with the opportunity to give back to the industry and their local creative community by mentoring this young talent.”
Since starting in 2003, Portfolio Night has taken place in 70 cities across 45 countries, with nearly 10,000 portfolios reviewed.
It serves as a gateway for young talent to enter the industry, enabling the best of the present — hundreds of renowned international creative directors — to meet and mentor the leaders of the future in industry hubs around the world. Portfolio Night serves also a crucial tool for agencies in recruiting top young talent, and providing a platform for recognition from local industry peers.
The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards , Type Directors Club Communication Design and Typeface Design awards, Young Guns and Creative Week, is the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing, focusing on the creativity of ideas and quality of execution. The global ADC Annual Awards honors creative excellence in craft, design and innovation across all disciplines. Creative Week takes place in June, and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.