The One Club for Creativity has today announced the latest group of Portfolio Night All-Stars, the top young creative as selected by industry professionals from each of the 19 cities around the world that participated in its recent global Portfolio Night 14. Perth art director Justin Borromei has been selected to represent Perth in New York.
Long recognised 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 on the same date to help the next generation of creative talent enter the industry.
A highlight of this one-of-a-kind program is Portfolio Night All-Stars, where industry professionals from each city host select the single most outstanding young creative in their market with the best portfolio. These Portfolio Night All-Stars will be flown to New York in August, courtesy of The One Club, to work as a team on a creative brief for a major global brand.
Portfolio Night 14 All-Stars, as selected by leading professional creatives from their city hosts, are:
Amsterdam (hosted by ADCN) — Jochem van Schip, 24, creative
Atlanta (hosted by Edelman) — Cassandra Cheng, 27, designer
Beijing (hosted by Serviceplan) — Genle Zhu, 23, designer
Boston (hosted by Arnold Worldwide) — Tanvi Tandon, 24, copywriter
Buenos Aires (hosted by El Círculo de Creativos Argentinos) — Mario Peñalosa, 24, art director
Chicago (hosted by Chicago Portfolio School) — Gable Mansfield, 26, art director
Cleveland (hosted by Brokaw) — Bradley Kelley, 22, designer
Dubai (hosted by B&W Report) — David Sanchez, 29, copywriter
Hamburg (hosted by Jung von Matt) — Tim Vischer, 24, photographer, videographer, art director
London (hosted by Wieden+Kennedy) — Jay Daniells, 21, art director, designer
Los Angeles (hosted by Sid Lee) — D. Jones, 29, copywriter
Madrid (hosted by ZINK!) — Anxo Lopez Gonzalez, 31, copywriter
Mumbai (hosted by Whyness Worldwide) — Arshi Sayed, 21, designer
New York (hosted by Edelman) — Kushal Birari, 26, art director
Perth (hosted by the Perth Advertising & Design Club) — Justin Borromei, 21, art director
San Francisco (hosted by Edelman) — Caden Wright, 26, art director
São Paulo (hosted by CP+B) — Ian Hartz, 29, art director
Shanghai (hosted by Serviceplan) — Wu Qi Jin, 27, art director
Stockholm (hosted by Perfect Fools) — Kevin Krooks, 25, art director
Says Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity: “By all reports, the quality of portfolios and level of participant enthusiasm was truly impressive this year. As a global nonprofit organization with a focus on professional development, it’s one of the highlights of our year to see the next generation of creatives show their stuff and provide ad and design professionals with the opportunity to give back to the industry and their local creative community by mentoring this young talent.”
Portfolio Night enables the best of the present — hundreds of renowned international creative directors — to meet and mentor the leaders of the future — thousands of aspiring young advertising and design creatives — in industry hubs around the world.
It’s a unique global event that serves as a high-visibility opportunity for agencies, schools and organizations to give back to the industry by guiding the earliest steps of future copywriters, art directors and technologists. Host agencies also benefit as Portfolio Night is a crucial tool for them in recruiting top young talent, provides them with recognition from local industry peers and gives them a place on the global stage as the ad world tunes in to this one-of-a-kind annual event.