adam&eveDDB hold 1st year concept workshop

The first years had a brilliant experience at Adam&eveDDB with Creative Director, Simon Lloyd. They had been working on a conceptual brief for Sunsilk set by him two weeks ago. They showed some excellent solutions to Simon, who was totally impressed by the progress made by the students since starting on the course 2 months ago. Well done to you all!

Simon showing us around the agency – we’d love to work here!

The Workshop Awards – who’ll win the mentors?

The Workshop Awards is over for 3rd Year Students at Bucks! We want to say a massive Thankyou to Jack and Stacey at 4Creative, Gina and Freya at WCRS and Sarah and Elliot (and Florence!) at Mr President! We can’t wait to find out who will win them as mentors.
We all really enjoyed the different briefs!
From generating quick strategies, to making something outrageous.
I think every single student learnt something valuable these last two weeks!
I know I certainly did, now with the semester ending, I want to make my work more engaging, digging deeper for strategies and inisights, then executing by triggering a human emotion.
We’ve all got something to work on for the future and to put in our books!
Exciting times are ahead as we discover who gets mentors and who their mentors will be! Stay tuned!
Julie Botwood

Waiting for the day to commence in Channel 4’s fab offices

Jack & Stacey choose the winners…

Creature Week has finally come to an end!

Following a weekl-ong intense conceptual week, all the 3rd year students went in to see Stu Outhwaite-Noel at Creature today and had 1-2-1’s with him about the two brands they wanted to put into their books. For Stu, he wanted us to dig deep on strategies. By answering his ‘9 questions’, students were able to develop great strategies and come up with great campaigns.
Although a lot of us now have something to work on to put into our book. The few of us who maybe didn’t execute properly, now have the tools to start again, and create two book worthy campaigns.
A big thank you to Stu at Creature who gave up how time on 3 separate occasions! We really appreciate how much time you’ve invested into the 3rd year students!

We will, we will…

Love the welcome sign!

So much great advice

Thanks for the workshop, Stu!

2nd years get lucky at Lucky Generals

Last week the second years were invited to Lucky Generals’ London offices to present their viral films. 

At the workshop organised by senior creative, Eddie Fisher, everyone had the chance to watch each video and receive feedback on where to take it further. Congratulations to Luke and Remi on gaining the most views and George and Lydia for the best creative concept. A big thank you to Eddie – and we love your new offices!

Thanks Eddie!

3rd years show their talents to Wieden & Kennedy

A big thank you to Linda & Alex of Wieden & Kennedy for a fab workshop – who knew you could say so many amazing things about toilet rolls! They were joined by Milo Williams, freelance art director – all 3 are Bucks grads.

The 3rd years all presented some inspired thinking – those books are going to look brilliant!

Linda & Milo – what happened to Alex?

Congrats to Gina & Freya on their new Warburton’s Pride and Breadjudice ad with Peter Kay

Gina & Freya back at uni in 2014

Bucks’ Grads Gina Ramsden and Freya Harrison have just made one of the funniest TV ads for years, Warburton’s Pride and Breadjudice, starring comedian Peter Kay – well done girls! The talented duo, Gina and Freya, graduated from the Creative Advertising course at Bucks in 2015 and were soon snapped up by WCRS. Read all about their adventures on the Bucks website – just click here

New Blood 2017 – Bucks winners!!

Ellis & Max receive a Graphite Pencil for their Mubi campaign ‘Less Time Wasting, More Time Watching’.

Tommy, Sherwin & Conrad; Max receive a Yellow Pencil for their Army campaign ‘Show Yourself’.

The New Blood Festival went extremely well – with lots of interest in the graduating students. Four of the students, Sam & King, Ellis & Max, won ‘Ones To Watch’ Awards

Sam & Kinga’s Tampax campaign

Bucks ad grads feature in The Dots ‘150 women redefining the creative industries’


To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 The Dots asked 15 incredible female leaders in design, advertising, illustration, tech, film, fashion, arts, social enterprise and more to nominate the 10 women that they believe will redefine the creative space over the coming years – all with the aim of inspiring the next generation of female creative leaders.

it was great to see both Sarah Hardcastle and Hannah Drury listed in Laura Jordan-Bambach’s choice of10 most Inspiring women.

Sarah graduated from Bucks in 2012 and, with creative partner Elliot Shiels, started her career at Brothers and Sisters and is now a senior creative at Mr. President.

Hannah graduated from Bucks in 2009, first to LBi, then to We Are Social and is now senior creative at The Brooklyn Brothers.

Congratulations to both of you!

Sarah and Elliot back in 2012 – just about to escape Bucks!

 

 

 

Emily & Charlie tell us about life and internships…

Lovely to see Emily and Charlie – who have just finished a 6 month stint at Jack Morton – who create experiences that connect brands to the people who matter most to them. Find out more at  http://www.jackmorton.com

Thank you for coming and sharing your stories – and for reviewing the D&AD and YCN competition work.

They are just about to start their second internship at Pretty Green – good luck girls!

Joe and Miriam visit to tell us about their new jobs at Open and Stink

It was great to see Joe Shields and Miriam Patience back at Bucks, after graduating last summer.

Both decided to head off into the advertising world as individuals – and both have just got Joe has just joined Open Digital Communications as copywriter and is loving it – Miriam has joined Stink Studios  as junior copywriter Open’s expertise is in bespoke web and mobile platform design and development, digital and social media marketing, and strategic, technical and design consultancy – and he’s loving it too!  Stink, is one of the world’s most diverse and awarded creative networks. Comprised of Stink Films and Stink Studios, Stink creates film, interactive and original content for clients across advertising, entertainment, music and the arts.

They came up to share their stories with the third years – and also to vet the students’ work for D&AD and YCN. Thanks guys – it was fabulous to see you both!

Julie