At its core, Portfolio Night is an event where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with several renowned advertising creative directors in a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment. Hand picked from Portfolio Night 11, twenty-three creative students from across the country assembled in Manhattan for the purpose of completing a week-long creative advertising challenge, one of whom was TAI’s very own Paul Curry.
The Portfolio Night All-Stars competition was sponsored by Ford and Adobe. The week began with the presentation of the creative assignment on August 5th. After five long, hard days and a few sleepless nights, the All-Stars presented their creative concepts on Friday August 10th. Each team had ten minutes to present to a panel of representatives from Ford, Team Detroit and the Art Directors Club.
Senior TAI student Paul Curry reflects on his experience at Portfolio Night All Star Week: “The trip was frustrating, hard, stressful, awesome, freeing, long, short, and exactly what I thought it was gonna be. It was the kind of experience that gives you experience. Personally I loved talking to these people from all over the country and world about advertising and just life in general. I learned a lot about my own creativity, as well as how to relish frustrating things.”
Curry was selected as Dallas’ All Star on May 22 at Portfolio Night Dallas, which was held at TM Advertising and sponsored by the Temerlin Advertising Institute. His portfolio was ranked highest amongst other top young creatives in the Dallas/Fort Worth advertising community.
To read more about Portfolio Night All Stars and their collaboration with Ford Motor Company, check out their website at http://portfolionight.com/11/archives/10085.