India’s Arshi Sayed among The One Club’s Portfolio Night 14 All-Stars

The One Club for Creativity has 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. 

Long recognised as the world’s largest advertising portfolio review programme, 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

“By all reports, the quality of portfolios and level of participant enthusiasm was truly impressive this year,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity. “As a global non-profit organisation 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 organisations 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. 

The One Club for Creativity, producer of the prestigious One Show, ADC Annual Awards, Creative Week and Portfolio Night, is the world’s foremost non-profit organisation recognising creative excellence in advertising and design. The ADC Annual Awards honours the best work across all disciplines, including Advertising, Interactive, Design and Motion. Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the pre-eminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.


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