The graduating third years put on a show at Bucks and then took it to London, where we were hosted by the lovely people at Isobel.
Family and friends came to Bucks, whilst Isobel was the ‘industry’ show. At Isobel we had a fantastic turn out – with agency people (including lots of out grads) from agencies and companies such as Iris, BBH, Y&R, WCRS, Portas, Kindred, Haygarth, WDMP, Stink, Now, Brothers & Sisters, Weber Shandwick, The Brooklyn Brothers, TMW, Keko, The Talent Business and many more…
A big thank you the families and friends, who came and supported our wonderful students at the Bucks degree show.
The 3rd years all ready to go with their ‘moving out’ show
The students worked hard on the Home Office brief – against Modern Day Slavery – it was a real eye opener to what happens around us and how close we come to slavery in our normal everyday lives. John Merriman, Creative Director of Kindred and Home Office Account Director, Andy Ravan, gave some great feedback on the students’ work. The winning work belonged to George and Lucas – they get a placement at Kindred as a prize – well done, boys!
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!
Waiting for the day to commence in Channel 4’s fab offices
Jack & Stacey choose the winners…
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!
A big thank you to Simon Sworn, Creative Director at JWT for a brilliant workshop at JWT. The brief focused on Content Creation for some of their major brands including Pot Noodle and kitKat.
Along with Simon were his art director, Adam and junior art director Louie who graduated from Bucks two years ago.
Their brief was to create and produce a piece of video online content and relate it to something currently going on in the media. There were 7 brands to choose from and the group enjoyed tackling most of them.
Congratulations to the winners Ed & Becky who showed how Pot Noodle would be useful if the world was to ever ‘end’.
Simon, Adam and Louie were great at giving some intense feedback that really pushed our projects further. We had so much fun at JWT on Thursday evening, we cannot wait to come back soon and show you our developments on the brief!
Simon critiques the range of rather impressive work!
Louie looks on
Katie and Hayden
Well done everybody!
Thanks for coming, Alex – we had a truly inspiring day!
Legendary art director Alex Taylor brought her witch’s hat for her masterclass ‘The Art of Art Direction’ last Thursday. She gave an inspiring presentation, talking about the great art directors of the past and present, inspiring our 3rd years to be the great art directors of the future – and critiquing them on the rather tricky art direction brief that she set them. Everyone appreciated the firm hand and went away feeling motivated and inspired by her success. Congratulations to the winners of the Tomato Awards – Becky, Kat and Sophie!
Well done Becky on coming first!
And Kat came second!
And Sophie came third!
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?
The thirds years have had a Creative Detox
! We’re so in our own tracks that we’ve started building our own obstacles to, very metaphorically, get over.
Third year, Jess Baldock, described the day as “eye-opening. It really highlighted to us how without realising it we have all put certain pressures and restraints on our own creative capabilities. With a “yes and” attitude I think that, as a group, we can all start working more as one team instead of being territorial and competitive with our ideas.”
The studio is flowing with the ideas and discussions have never been more of a team effort. We’re all communicating as a team and we’re smashing the latest brief which rolled through our doors from Wieden & Kennedy which happens to be based around Toilet Roll.
Next week we start working on our Final Major Project!
Thanks for a great day, Mandy!
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