The end of the year shows. Phew! That took blood, sweat and beers…

The end of year show ‘Blood, Sweat and Beers’ was a great success showing the final ad books off to the world. First their was the show at Bucks, then on to London. Advertising agency, Isobel, kindly hosted the show in their lovely offices in New Cavendish Street. Lots of industry friends turned up to see the work and a good evening was had by all. Lots of contacts made and lots of beer drunk. Worth all the hard work!

Thank you to everyone who came along – from Mr President, Lucky Generals, D&AD, 4Creative, Haygarth, Grey, Stink Studios, JWT, Pick The Flowers, BBH, Jungle Creations, Stereo, Iris, Publicis, CHI, TMW, Havas, Karmarama, Octagon, Zak, Kitcatt and Croke and many more.

Sarah Hardcastle from Mr President and freelance creative Chris Lovell – both graduates from the course – enjoy the show

 


Tommy, Max & Ellis win D&AD New Blood Pencils – we just have to wait ’til July to find out which pencil!

Third-year Creative Advertising students Max Gibson, Ellis King, and Tommy Lai have been shortlisted for the D&AD New Blood Awards for new and emerging talent, in London on 6 July. Max and Ellis were in the Mubi category and Tommy in The Army category, with each putting together proposed coordinated advertising campaigns. The winning students receive different coloured pencils, depending on the award they achieve.

See Max & Ellis’ work

See Tommy’s work

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!

Wyatt-Clarke Jones show us their photographers

A big thank-you to James Gerrard-Jones for coming up and sharing hs knowledge of the photography industry. And showing us some superb work from their stable of photographers. The students loved to see the work and hear how art directors and photographers work together and how to get the best results!

To see the work follow the link… http://wyattclarkejones.com/

 

 

 

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

The Hub Creative Academy comes to Bucks!

It was great to see The Hub’s Mike, Matt and Elliott up at Bucks for the Creative Academy briefing on YHA. Beth, the client from The Youth Hostel Association, also came to share her YHA stories and experiences. The winners will get a paid internship at The Hub.

We’re up against Falmouth advertising course in this competition – so do your best Bucks!

 

A big thank you to Eddie at Lucky Generals

The lovely Eddie Fisher, senior creative at Luck Generals, is running a month-long workshop for the 3rd year students. Jul;ie, who taught Eddie at Bucks in the early noughties, escorted the third yesars to the first workshop last week – which focused on idea generation for the D&AD and YCN student competitions. Fingers crossed they come up with some fab work. Once again, thanks Eddie!

The students visit Ian Berry’s exhibition at the Catto Gallery…

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My Beautiful Launderette

                                                                                                                                        Bucks Adschool 1st and 3rd year students were privileged to meet artist Ian Berry

and receive a tour of his latest exhibition at the Catto Gallery in London.

Ian gave a great talk giving students many insights and anecdotes about his work and the art world in general. He also answered questions about him time at Bucks and his successful time in advertising.

This exhibition, of his work with denim, opened last week and has all but sold out. The basement houses an installation titled ‘Launderette’ which is also the subject of many of his images.

Ian is visiting Bucks on Monday 5 December to talk about his work to a much wider and diverse audience.

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the 3rd years pose with Ian in the launderette

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The 1st years take a look around the gallery with Ian

 

An afternoon with Steve Henry!

The 3rd years enjoyed an afternoon in the company of top creative thinker, rebel and all round good guy, Steve Henry. a fascinating talk and then workshop revolving around ethics of advertising and how it could help the world become a better place.

Brilliant stuff – thanks Steve!

Steve Henry was Founder / Creative Director of Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury, the agency voted Campaign’s Agency of the Year three times and Campaign’s Agency of the Decade in 2000.

He has won most of the major creative awards, including the D&AD Gold Pencil, the Grand Prix at Cannes, the Grand Prix at the British Television Awards, and the President’s Award at Creative Circle (twice).

In 2008 he was included in Campaign Magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame, a collection of the 40 most influential people in British advertising over the last 50 years.

In 2011 Steve founded Decoded, a company that teaches anyone to code in a day. He also writes a blog on the Campaign web-site about creativity.

http://stevehenry.co.uk/

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