The Loop's Portfolio Masterclasses at VIVID Ideas 2014

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As part of Vivid Ideas 2014, The Loop hosted four industry specific Portfolio Masterclasses in partnership with Adobe and Sharp at the MCA.

It was a unique opportunity for students and creatives to sit with industry leaders and receive honest feedback on how to improve their portfolio or showreel.

The superstar mentors included:

Graphic Design & Illustration
The Forum, MCA Sydney

Chris Maclean – Executive Creative Director, Interbrand
Jenni Doran – Senior Designer, Landor
Rebecca Carasco – Creative Director, Clemenger BBDO
Matt Jackson – Owner, The Drawing Book Studios
Simon Barrett – Director, The National Grid
Lara Allport – Director, The National Grid
Matthew Squadrito – Owner/Creative Director, Squad Ink
Francesco De Chirico – Art Director, The Iconic

Photography, Styling & Fashion
The Lounge, MCA Sydney

Joclyn McCahon – Agent & Producer, FLIPP
Jeremy Somers – Founder and Designer, We Are Handsome
Pearl Naidel – Photo Editor, Pacific Magazines
Melissa Byrne – Freelance Fashion Stylist
Nat Cottee – Creative Director & Photographer, StudioARTOHOLIC
Peter Greig – Director of Photography, Sunny Side Up

Film, TV & Animation Mentors
The Forum, The MCA Sydney

Joseph Pole – National Art Director, Network Nine
Louise Balletti – Head of Digital, Entertainment One Australia
Andrew Mason – Producer
Matt Taylor – Managing Director, The Explainers
Mel Pragassen – Creative Director, In The Thicket/Jungleboys
Mike Tosetto – Motion Director, Interbrand
Darren Young – Creative Lead, Commercial, SBS

UX, UI, Web & Digital Design Mentors
The Lounge, The MCA

Bonnie Forsyth – Senior Digital Designer, Saatchi & Saatchi
Kirby Latice – Senior Designer, Reborn
Cynthia Larenas – Freelance Designer, eBay
Kaga Bryan – Head of Graphics, The Iconic
Gabriel Tamborini – Digital Art Director, Reactive
Adrian Wong – UX/Senior Designer, Reborn

Image credit: Mark Sherborne, courtesy Destination NSW
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