Ad grad, Ian Berry’s new exhibition “Behind Closed Doors’ opens in London

Ian Berry, denim artist extraordinaire – who graduated from the advertising course in 2007 – opened his exhibition, “Behind closed Doors’ last night at the Catto Gallery, Gallery Different, in London.Great night, Ian!

‘The entire surface of his works is made from denim. The scissors are Ian´s paint brush and he handles them with virtuosity.’

http://cattogallery.co.uk/artists/ian-berry/

And he’s coming up to talk to the students at uni on 5 December – can’t wait!

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Ian in front of his Beautiful Launderette

 

Visiting some of our grads around London…

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The fabulous boys, Nick & Dave, Creative Directors at Mother

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The totally talented Alex and Linda at Wieden & Kennedy

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The lovely Freya at WCRS – what no Gina!

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The fabulous Harriet at Saatchi & Saatchi

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The inimitable Tom at Grey

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The top notch creative Anna (missing one Ollie!). And equally top-notch Creative Director, Jono Benson (missing one Stanley) of Forever Beta

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And of course, the brilliant Stu – Creative Partner of Creature London

Ad tutor, Julie and Harrison, the university film maker, visited ex-bucks creatives all over London to interview them for the new course film – thank you so much guys for your time and good humour!!! Much appreciated.

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JWT and Stink Studios film workshop and crit

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Max and Ellis win best film!

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Thanks Simon and Jon!

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Thanks Charlie!

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Thanks Kat!

Many thanks to Simon Sworn and Kat Thomas, creative directors at JWT and Jon Lawton and Charlie Rose, creative directors at Stink Studios for a brilliant brief and workshop. The 3rd year students made some brilliant branded content films that went straight onto youtube. Well done all!

Alex Taylor’s Art Direction Masterclass

img_1859Congratulations to Kinga and Sam for winning The Tomato Awards!

Alex Taylor gave her hugely successful Art Direction masterclass to the 3rd years – more frightening (she is one tough cookie) than usual with Alex dressed as a witch, well, it was Halloween!

The Masterclass is a not-to-be missed experience, giving the students an insight into top-level art direction and how to approach it, from a legend within the advertising industry.

Thank you Alex!

 

2nd years get spooky!

img_0535 img_0548When Creative Ad tutor Phil Dearman suggested a Halloween pumpkin carving session to his second year students they jumped at the idea. So after class finished on October 31st, the group brought out their pumpkins, sat down and got creative with knives, spoons and other implements.

When the dark descended, the end results could be seen in all their orange glory. Impressively creative we think you’ll agree and a good way to kick off the evenings entertainments.

Thank you Kalinda for the brilliant coding workshop with the 2nd years

img_0322 img_0337Visiting lecturer Kalinda Muloba came in yesterday and spent all day in workshops with second year Creative Ad students. Kalinda is a Coding expert and passed on lots of hot tips and helped students get confident at coding for their college projects. She also gave out prizes for the best efforts, which went down well as you can see!
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2nd Year Tutor

Thanks Tas – strategy week a great success

img_1836Great to have Antony Tasgal aka Tas with the Bucks atudents, last week – fantastic lectures with great content.

He specialises in Storytelling, “Insightment” and applying new thinking to understanding consumer (aka “human”) behaviour and decision-making.

And look out for his book – Marketing book of the year – runner up ‘The Storytelling Book” https://www.amazon.co.uk/Storytelling-Book-Concise-Advice-Lab/dp/1910649082

 

 

Creative Detox session goes down a treat!

img_1812 img_1814A big thank you to Mandy Wheeler bringing her fabulous Creative detox course to Bucks.

Here’s a bit about the detox…
The Creative Detox contains just about everything we’ve learnt through years of critical observation of our own and others’ creative practice. We took those observations to psychologists,  business consultants, creative practitioners and their clients. Then we put it all together in the Creative Detox.

The result is a mix of games, exercises and chat, a lot of collaboration and a little self-reflection.  It’s a workshop not just about skills, but about developing a mindset that welcomes the unexpected and thrives on being in the moment. Whether you work in the creative industries or not, it will widen your comfort zone and you will surprise yourself. We promise.

Everyone gets to have a go and put ideas into practice, but nobody is put on the spot  in an embarrassing way. Introverts have nothing to fear here. We’ll just ask you to keep  an open mind and be interested in what happens.

Creating a safe space for brave thinking is part of the message; exploring ways to work together that play to strengths and ignite creativity.

http://www.punchitup.co.uk/